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Teen Programs - SSL Camps
Teen Programs - SSL Camps
The Summer Leadership Challenge and Junior Counselor programs have replaced the old Counselor in Training Program. Two tiers of participation are offered to provide increased guidance, support and in-depth training to new volunteers and to offer a great service opportunity to our returning volunteers. Camps will not meet on July 3.

 

Teen - Camps

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This is an adventure camp that encourages personal development, team building and self reflection thtough a variety of exciting and physically demanding outdoor actrivities.This pilot program is structured to provide an inclusive environment for individual with ADD /ADHD, ED, as well as participants without disabilities. Campers must be able to pass a swim test and be fully active in an outdoor setting for 8 hours each day. This camp will be in a wilderness setting and will go rain or shine. Some activities include: canoeing, white water and sea kayaking, and team building. 1:4 staff to participant ratio.


Teen Programs - SSL Camps

Our Teen Programs - SSL Camps classes are listed below. Want to browse all of our Summer Camps? Want to search by location, keyword, or day of the week! Ready to register? Browse, search and register for classes on RecWeb!

 

'Summer Leadership Challenge is a leadership development program that encourages exploration, independence, and personal growth. Young people participate in interactive workshops that prepare them for leadership roles and employment. Our goal is to empower students to effect positive changes within themselves and within their community. Young people will learn about employment opportunities they can pursue now . They will become competent in leading others in activities, and coordinate a 'capstone' project benefiting young campers. In addition to developing useful skills, participants will earn service learning hours, receive individual participant evaluations and fulfill pre-requisite needed to become a Junior Counselor. At Summer Leadership Challenge, young people will establish lasting friendships, develop a sense of responsibility, learn to work more effectively in groups, build accountability, and gain the confidence to solve problems independently.' You may only register for one (1) session of SLC. Participants may earn up to 35 SSL hours per session. No transportation is available. Program will not meet on Friday, July 3rd.


Ages 14-16: See what it takes to be a camp counselor by becoming a Junior Counselor! Teens training to become recreation leaders will assist summer staff in planning and leading activities for campers such as games , sports and crafts. Increase your confidence while learning leadership, planning, and communication skills. Eligible Junior Counselors must have previously served as a Junior Counselor, a TR Mainstream Companion, or completed the Summer Leadership Challenge camp. All registrants must attend the mandatory Junior Counselor Orientation. Once the orientation has been completed, summer program placements will be made based on your skills, interests, session availability, and location preferences. Registrants make the full week commitment. Only two Junior Counselors per session will be placed at each site. Registration is limited to two (2) one week sessions only. Student Service Learning hours may be earned upon successful completion of the program. Program sites are subject to change, due to MCPS schedule.


The Junior Counselor Training is a great opportunity for returning volunteers to build on their experiences from the previous summer and get ready for a new summer of leadership and fun. To be eligible to participate in the Junior Counselor Program , you must have successfully completed the Summer Leadership Challange Program or have been a Junior Counselor, Mainstream Companion or TR Camp Assistant last year. The workshop will focus on leadership skills, conflict resolution, communication skills and provide an overview of the summer experience and the expectations for Junior Counselors. This is a mandatory training. Student Service Learning hours may be earned upon successful completion of the program.