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For me, MFC is special because I have been grown as a person and I have learned how to take responsibility for what needs to be done. The memories are what also makes MFC special to me.
Are you are at least 16 and entering 11th grade in the fall, enjoy camp activities and the simple life and want to make camp extra special and rewarding for campers? Consider applying to serve as a Counselor in Training! You’ll have a good deal more responsibility than you did as a camper, but there will always be an adult staff member on hand to offer advice and provide support. Counselors in Training (CIT) will have special leadership training meetings during our staff training and will meet with an adult staff mentor before and during camp to talk about goals, challenges and your individual experience. Your fun, friendships, and free time are important, but a CIT is first and foremost a role model and leader. In addition to taking turns leading scheduled activities, chores and assisting adult staff, your work will be connecting with campers, supporting them as they build community and grow, helping to mediate conflicts, encourage participation and set a positive tone during activities.
For teens who are interested in a “kitchen in training” (KIT) position, you’re role will be a combination of CIT and Kitchen staff duties. You will be assigned to a camper cabin/yurt group and asked to serve as a role model and leader. Every day you’ll help with 1-2 meals and clean up, learning valuable commercial kitchen and teamwork skills, as well as participate or help lead certain activities with campers. Kitchen in Training roles can be for 2-4 weeks, depending upon availability and needs.
Potential CIT/KIT need to complete the same application forms as adult staff, but will need the camper health forms and parent signature. Priority will be given to teens with experience as campers at Mountain Friends Camp, but all are welcome to apply. Starting in 2020, teens who have completed one successful CIT summer and are at least 17 will be invited to apply for paid staff roles. New 17 year olds will still be CITs.
Counselors in Training should plan to arrive for staff orientation and to stay the full season at camp through clean up unless other arrangements are made with the camp director. Contact the director Anastacia Ebi with any questions.