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Camp Teen Leaders Needed 

Are you interested in serving as a Camp Teen Leader (formerly called camp counselor) for summer 2019? Applications are now being accepted for teens ages 14 and older interested in serving as a Camp Teen Leader. Application due date is January 9, 2019.

NEW THIS YEAR: A training for applicants will be held on January 22, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM and interviews will be held on February 2, 2019. 

The January 22nd training will cover interview skills as well as expectations of teen leaders. A link to register for the training will be emailed with confirmation of receiving your application in our office.

All applicants must complete an interview to be considered for a Teen Leader Position. Interviews will only be held on Saturday, February 2, 2018.

Chosen Teen Leaders will receive 30 hours of training, which begins in late February.

Questions?
Contact Rachel Bayer, Camp Director, at 301-600-3583/rjbayer@umd.edu or
Sara Arnold, Camp Program Director at 301-600-3582/sarnold2@umd.edu

Application instructions: 
1) Complete the camp counselor application form at https://goo.gl/forms/I5MySTVg55PSyf5i1

2) Submitting your resume to Sara Arnold at sarnold2@umd.edu

2019 Camp information will be update soon!

We would like to invite you to attend the Frederick County 4-H Camping Program. We offer day and residential camping programs at the Frederick County 4-H Camp and Activities Center near Jefferson, Maryland. The 4-H Camping program represents decades of 4-H outdoor education in Frederick County, and continues to expand. As an accredited camp of the American Camping Association (ACA), Frederick County 4-H offers one of the best camping programs in Frederick County. Accreditation with ACA requires the Frederick County 4-H Program to meet and maintain a higher standard of education and safety for campers. Campers have the opportunity to attend Day Camp and/or Residential Camp if they choose!


Day Camp will be offered one week 

  • Youth Ages 8-13 may attend M-F (5 days) July 8-12, 2019
  • Cost (TBD)
  • Includes meals (most campers eat before coming but cereal is available if needed) snack, lunch, snack)
  • Campers will receive a bunk to store items for the week.  Swimsuits and towels are hung to dry for use the following day.  Packing list, directions to camp, camp staff listing and other general information will be sent after all camper paperwork is turned in, emailed about 1 week prior to camp.
  • Day Camp drop off time is between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.; pick up time is between 5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. each day. 


Residential Camp (overnight camp) will be offered one week

  • Youth Ages 8-13 may attend M-F (5 days) July 15-19, 2019 
  • Cost (TBD)
  • Includes all meals and snacks (most campers eat before coming the first day but cereal is available if needed)
  • Campers will receive a bunk to store items for the week.  Swimsuits and towels are hung to dry for use the following day.  Packing list, directions to camp, camp staff listing and other general information will be sent after all camper paperwork is turned in, emailed about 1 week prior to camp.
  • Residential Camp drop off time is between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. on Monday; pick up time is between 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday

 

Clover Academy will be offered for three days

  • Youth Ages 5-7 may attend W-F (3 days) July 24-26, 2019
  • Cost (TBD)
  • Includes meals (most campers eat before coming but cereal is available if needed, snack, lunch, snack)
  • Campers will receive a bunk to store items for the duration of camp.  Swimsuits and towels are hung to dry for use the following day.  Packing list, directions to camp, camp staff listing and other general information will be sent after all camper paperwork is turned in, emailed about 1 week prior to camp.
  • Clover Academy drop off time is between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.; pick up time is between 5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. each day.


* Ages for Camp are determined by age as of July 1st of the current camp year.  Space is limited so register early (Residential Camp sold out last year)!

Camper registrations are made online, see link below. Once registration is received we will email required paperwork: Health form, Code of Conduct (to be signed by the camper and the parent/guardian as confirmation that your have talked with your camper about behavior at camp), Parental Release, Sunscreen Authorization and Camper Check-Out form for completion.  All paperwork must be original forms, sorry no emailed or faxed paperwork allowed. Only youth with all paperwork completed and payment received will be confirmed and able to attend camp. 

Refunds for camp fees are as follows:

  • Full refunds for camp cancellations made before March 31st.
  • 50% refund for camp cancellations between April 1 and May 31st.
  • No refunds for camp cancellations made after June 1st.  
The staff has put many hours into planning, training and preparation to offer a safe and memorable experience for the campers.  Some of last year's activities included: swimming, arts & crafts, sports, nature hikes, survival training, archery, shooting sports, floral arranging, cake decorating, outdoor cooking, canning and skits & acting (different activities are scheduled for the second week of camp).  For more information about camp please see our Camp Handbook.

We will be offering an orientation for parents and campers at the camp center in June.  This is important for 1st time campers to 4-H Camp as there will be a tour of the camp center and an overview of camp, also any questions will be answered by the Camp Staff.  Date and time will be emailed to you with forms to complete.

To register, go to: (link will be updated)
You can choose to pay by check (made payable to Frederick County EAC) or by credit card online.
 
If You Need Special Assistance to Participate In 4-H Camp, Please Contact Jennie Schiazzi, Frederick County 4-H, at 301-600-1589 by June 1st

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