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Leadership Programs - Counselor volunteer

Participants in the fourth and final stage of Tanglewood’s Leadership Development Program model positive volunteerism in the camp community. This final step is about putting into practice leadership skills and developing them as you transition into the exciting, and demanding, role of being a camp counselor.

Counselor Volunteers (CVs) live in cabins with up to 8 campers and one other counselor for two weeks, during which they share all the joys and duties of being a camp counselor; additionally, you can look to be a volunteer on our Adventure Trips. This responsibility of working directly with children of a variety of ages requires a great deal of maturity and leadership. To help prepare them for taking on the role of a Camp Counselor, all CVs attend staff training where all counselors learn how to do the best job at caring for our campers.

We hope that though joining the staff community and being mentored by experienced counselors, CVs will be able to gain a lot from their experiences. Learning new skills, discovering the joys of being a role model to campers and taking away some wonderful memories.

There is no fee for this program, but applicants must apply and be accepted to participate (please use the online Tanglewood staff application, or call for an application). Volunteers must have completed the 11th grade and have leadership experience. Community service credit is available for this program.

Attendance at staff training is required in addition to the dates of “service”.

“Whenever I come to Tanglewood, I’m always surprised as to how much people get out of their program…They teach you what your responsibilities are, how to act with the kids, and make it fun and enjoyable, and they teach you how to trust everyone you’re with” —6th year camper

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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

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4-H Camp & Learning Centers at Tanglewood & Blueberry Cove
One Tanglewood Road
Lincolnville, Maine 04849
Phone: (207) 789-5868E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System