We are excited to announce a counselor-in-training program, called Rising Leaders, at Friends Camp in 2019!
Why: The goal of this new-for-2019 program is to provide an enriching experience for some of our oldest campers who are interested in youth work, Quakerism, and leadership. The three main goals for Rising Leaders will be:
- To explore a deeper understanding of Quakerism and the way it shapes the Friends Camp community.
- To gain knowledge of personal strengths and how to use these as leaders.
- To plan and lead fun, creative, and safe programs for youth ages 7-12.
Who: This new program for 2019 will have limited spaces for campers who are 17 or who have already completed their junior year of high school. All participants will have been Friends Campers in the past, and an application process will determine acceptance. We are looking for Rising Leaders who love Friends Camp, want to learn how to be a better leader, and who are ready to consider others’ needs as well as their own.
When: All Rising Leaders will attend two weeks of camp during Jones Session (Sunday, June 23- Saturday, July 6). Some additional online learning will be required before the summer.
How: Interested campers should sign up through CampInTouch with their parents’ help, just as they would for a regular camper session. (Do not register as a staff member applicant). After signing up, application materials will become available. Find details of the application timeline below.
Cost: This program will cost $350 per participant. You are encouraged to apply for campership funds through CampInTouch if your family cannot afford this amount.
To learn more about how to apply and frequently asked questions, visit the Rising Leaders page on this website!