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Everglades Youth Conservation Camp

EYCC Accredited
2015 Summer Camp Registration Opens January 15

Junior Counselor Level I & Junior Counselor Level 2 Programs

Application Deadline: May 8, 2014

The Everglades Youth Conservation Camp located in the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area, approximately 20 miles west of West Palm Beach, invites you to participate in our Junior Counselor Leadership Program.

Since 1998 we have offered a leadership program for youth ages 15โ€“17 years. The goal of the program is to prepare youth for future staff positions at the camp.

Junior counselors must be available to work the entire two week JC session, from Sunday through Friday for each week of their experience. Junior Counselors are not permitted to stay at camp over the weekend period. Duties for camp begin at 1:30pm on Sunday and end at 3:00 pm on Friday. Junior Counselors are supervised by the Junior Counselor Supervisor dedicated specifically to this group.

Tuition for both JC programs is $250 for the two week session. Participants must select one of the two week sessions. Hours worked during each week are recorded as community service (40 hours per week). Payment is made on the first Sunday of your session. Checks will be made payable to EYCC.

DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY with the registration form.

Junior Counselor Level 1

The first year of the program focuses on the camp history and philosophy, policies and procedures, the role of the Junior Counselor, staff positions, health and safety, the camperโ€™s world, communication, program organization, and evaluation. In addition, participants will be assigned to do various work related activities including assisting in the kitchen, dining hall, restrooms, and general grounds clean-up.

Junior Counselor Level 2

The second year of the program focuses on preparing the participants for the skills they will need as future staff members for the camp, such as how to be an effective teacher and leader. Participants will be assigned to work with the instructors and group leaders to gain first-hand experience in dealing with camper issues.

To apply for the JC 1 Program you will need:

To apply for the JC 2 Program you will need:

Application Deadline: May 8, 2014

You cannot register on Active/Camp & Class Manager, mail application to:

Summer Camp Coordinator
Everglades Youth Conservation Camp
12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33412

Do not mail payment. Payment is to be delivered on the first Sunday of your session, along with the completed medical forms. This is also your orientation day. Please download your medical forms here.

Final registration and medical information forms will be mailed upon acceptance into the program.

Positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis when determining weeks of attendance. An incomplete application will delay your selection into the program.

Junior Counselor Sessions Session 1 (June 15-27) Session 2 (June 29- July 11) Session 3 (July 13 โ€“ 25)


Everglades Youth Conservation Center
12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road. | West Palm Beach, FL 33412
561-624-6929 | devyn.hamann@myfwc.com
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