By Julia Wilson, Edmonson County Extension Office:
4-H Camp may be one of the first jobs many of our employees ever have. Working at camp is a job that is not only fun, but very rewarding. At the end of the season, our workers leave with a skill set that can help them in the future, no matter what their future career field may be.
As they help campers navigate through many different activities, our employees fine tune their leadership skills. They become encouragers who help dissolve campers’ fears of trying new things or being away from home for the first time. In the process, they gain confidence in themselves and their ability to lead others.
Employees learn responsibility during camp, as they are in charge of helping campers safely participate in each activity and ensuring that everyone has a good week.
Our camp employees have the opportunity to become better listeners as they mentor our campers. They can provide comfort or a lift to someone who is having a bad day. They also learn how to quickly and critically address a variety of issues that can occur during camp.
We are currently taking applications for a number of 4-H Camp staff positions for summer 2020. Links to applications for a variety of positions and more information are available online at www.4hcampjobs.com. You can also contact the Edmonson County Extension office for more information.
Source: Darrell Stillwell, principal extension specialist
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