JOIN THE TEAM!
The Camp Directors are excited for you to join them in this opportunity to be with God! We pray to allow God to work through all of us to plan another meaningful year for the spiritual formation of our youth and local churches.
Serving as a Camp Counselor is a big responsibility and an experience that we hope you find graceful, challenging, and purposeful.
Willingness to share and articulate faith journey
Open to growing and challenging personal faith through JHC training and camp experience
Regular attendance and active participation at local church
Responsible and dedicated team worker
Willingness to work with the directors, peers, and participating churches
Be a positive role model in all aspects of life (not just at church or at camp)
Incoming high school senior or older
Completed entire application
A signature and a statement by your local church pastor, youth leader or lay leader endorsing your qualifications as a counselor.
One additional letter of recommendation from an adult who knows applicant’s strengths and weaknesses in leadership qualifications/abilities (i.e. teacher, professor, coach, employer) This may not be a parent or sibling.
Attendance and full participation at all JHC Counselor Training 2023 Meetings, the week of Junior High Camp and the post-camp gathering.
One PREAPPROVED excused absence will be allowed. Additional attendance conflicts will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Please let the directing team know of any scheduling conflicts as soon as possible.
January 28-29, 2023 (10 AM Sat - 12 PM Sun) @ UJCC - Clovis, CA
Southern CA - February 18, 2023 (10 AM - 3 PM) @ Faith UMC - Torrance, CA
Northern CA - February 25, 2023 (10 AM - 3 PM) @ Wesley UMC - San Jose, CA
March 24-26, 2023 (10 PM Fri - 12 PM Sun) @ UJCC - Clovis, CA
Northern CA - April 15, 2023 (10 AM - 3 PM) @ Aldersgate UMC - Palo Alto, CA
Southern CA - April 22, 2023 (10 AM - 3 PM) @ Faith UMC - Torrance, CA
Southern CA - May 13, 2023 (10 AM - 3 PM) @ Faith UMC - Torrance, CA
Northern CA - May 20, 2023 (10 AM - 3 PM) @ Wesley UMC - San Jose, CA
June 16-18, 2023 (10 PM - 12 PM) @ UJCC - Clovis, CA
Junior High Camp!
June 25-30, 2023 @ Camp Lodestar - Wilseyville, CA
June 30 - July 1 , 2023 (10 PM - 12 PM) @ Wesley UMC - San Jose, CA
Information for the Parents
As former counselors ourselves, we know just how crucial parental support is to our success as a counselor and we thank you for being the support system of this year’s counselors. We want to make sure to highlight the details of the areas parents tend to support the most- namely financially and with transportation- and to encourage you to reach out to our Directing Team if you have any questions or concerns!
Counselor fee is 75% of camper registration
Counselors are financially responsible for providing materials for their growth groups and cabins
Counselors are not allowed to drive themselves to and from non-local camp meetings
Please note the All-Staff and Post-Camp dates and consider whether or not you will be able to assist with transportation at least once- you are highly relied upon for transportation for these meetings