JR CAMP COUNSELOR

Leadership Circle

A program for older kids 11/12 – 14 to prepare them to take on the role as Junior Counselors at Camp SHINE. 

 

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Camp Shine Junior

Camp Counselor

Leadership Circle

Let’s gather in circle

and meet at the farm to not only enjoy the great outdoors, riding horses, art projects and tending to the animals but also to learn lifelong empowerment tools and leadership skills!

This program also makes you eligible to be a Jr. Camp Counselor at Camp SHINE in our Summer Program!

Let’s face it, being a preteen is no walk in the park! Life is getting increasingly more complicated for our children at younger ages. With advances in technology, social media, rise in anxiety, surges of hormones, Covid-19, friendship debacles, bullying and more responsibility than ever…kids need guidance!

In middle school, kids begin to seek outside approval and look to the external world for validation.

WE BELIEVE IT IS CRUCIAL TO TEACH OUR YOUTH TO VALUE AND APPRECIATE THE MOST IMPORTANT AND LONGEST RELATIONSHIP THEY WILL EVER HAVE…THE ONE WITH THEMSELVES.

Young adults and even grown adults need useful tools to manage emotions and stress to create a solid foundation of wellbeing. We want our kids to have a solid base of how to take excellent care of themselves from a holistic perspective and have an ABSOLUTE BLAST in the process!

As our youth learn these skills for themselves, they are then ready to lead the younger children to grow and bloom in our summer program becoming confident, kind, and loving leaders too!

Campers playing instruments

All of our Camp Shine Programs are CHILD LEAD

 This means that we follow the lead of the group interests, what they want to explore and projects they want to learn. We intentionally leave room in our programs for the kids to lead the way!

IN THE JUNIOR CAMP COUNSELOR LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

What can your child expect?

We will visit the farm and enjoy farm life! Some of the activities we will take part in are:

  • Learning about holistic health with guest teachers and experts in the field of Naturopathic Medicine, Functional Medicine Practitioners, and Herbalist.
  • Learning powerful life skills such as:
    Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Self-Counseling, Guided Meditation, conflict resolution, effective communication, the power in our choices and self-responsibility. (Each child will receive a binder and accumulate skills, tools, and awareness to help them for years to come.)
  • Leadership training and Preparation to be a volunteer Jr. Camp Counselor
  • Nature inspired art projects that are fun and inspiring.
  • Horsemanship and Riding (3 times though out the program)
  • Hiking and exploring
  • Take part in a community service project