The JC summer is meant to serve as the bridge between life as a camper and life as a staff member. The JC summer is a good opportunity for girls to see first-hand how rewarding and fun it will be to return as a staff member in future summers.
The JC schedule is different from traditional camper schedules. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, JCs learn leadership skills that will prepare young women for life as a counselor. These skills will also be useful for life as leaders within school and will prepare girls for their college experience. Leadership sessions include teambuilding, information on working with children at different developmental levels, dealing with homesickness, and effective communication techniques. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, JCs will assist in activity areas in order to learn how to effectively teach activities.
The Junior Counselor Program is only offered during our June and Main Sessions. JCs are rising seniors in high school and must be previous CMW campers. Limited JC spaces are available for each session and applicants need to apply before September 15th.