Parental Acknowledgment of Support for Counselor:
I support my child in applying to be a Junior High Camp counselor.
I have reviewed the requirements and dates involved and will do my best to ensure my child’s full participation. (this information can be found on the page down below)
I understand that the counselors will organize transportation to every counselor meeting, and I am willing to volunteer to be a parent driver if one is needed and my availability allows.
Additionally we would appreciate it if you also provide the following contact information so we can send out emails to counselors and parents to ensure awareness on upcoming meetings or schedule changes and to help facilitate the start of organization for transportation.
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 (JA/UMC church or other church)
Must complete Criminal Background Check (18 years and older) and/or Volunteer Disclosure Form (18 year and younger) per NJAUMC Camping Board Safe Sanctuary Policy
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)
Current junior in high school or older
Read through and complete entire application
A signature and a statement by your local church pastor, youth leader, or lay leader endorsing your qualifications as a counselor (attached below)**Can be mailed in separately
One additional letter of recommendation from an adult who knows the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses in leadership qualifications/abilities (i.e. teacher, professor, coach, employer). This may not be a parent or sibling.**Can be emailed in separately
Attendance and full participation at JHC Counselor Training 2023 Meetings, the week of Junior High Camp, and Post-Camp
Attendance is expected and mandatory at meetings (respective to region) and retreats, with the exception of emergencies. Schedule conflicts that arise throughout the year must be discussed with a director as soon as the conflict is known. Include any known conflicts on the application itself. Any exceptions will be made at the discretion of the directing team.
Counselors and parents are responsible for coordinating transportation to/from Counselor Training meetings. Counselors are not allowed to drive themselves or their peers to Training meetings outside of their own region. Please work as a region to coordinate parent volunteers to drive to each mandatory meeting.
JHC MEETING DATES
January 28-29, 2023
(10 AM Sat - 12 PM Sun) - UJCC
February 18, 2023 (10 AM - 3 PM) - Socal: Faith
February 25, 2023 (10 AM - 3 PM) - Norcal: Wesley
March 24-26, 2023 (10 PM Fri - 12 PM Sun) - UJCC
April 15, 2023 (10 AM - 3 PM) - Norcal: Aldersgate
April 22, 2023 (10 AM - 3 PM) - Socal: West LA
May 13, 2022 (10 AM - 3 PM) - Socal: Faith
May 20, 2023 (10 AM - 3 PM) - Norcal: Wesley
June 16-18, 2023 (10 PM - 12 PM) - UJCC
JUNIOR HIGH CAMP!
June 25 - June 30 , 2023 (10 PM - 12 PM)
June 30 - July 1 , 2023 (10 PM - 12 PM) - Wesley