YEAR-ROUND YOUTH LEADERSHIP INFORMATIONOur Youth Leadership program is in full swing this year! Check out our non-summer events here: 2016 Year-Round Programs Info. (updated document link) View our 2015-2016 YL Calendar for dates, drop-off/pick-up times, and cost for each event.
Advanced Camping Experience (A.C.E.)The two-level A.C.E. program offers returning campers, ages 13-16, the opportunity to develop and use advanced camping skills. They also have the opportunity to serve on a team, strengthen decision-making skills and begin to explore what it means to be a leader through experiential learning. A.C.E. campers assist staff with overseeing younger campers. The teens participate in high adventure camping and wilderness opportunities, such as canoeing, in-state camping, or backpacking trips.
Counselors-In-Training (C.I.T.)After completing the A.C.E. program, teens ages 15-18 apply to the C.I.T. program to learn advanced leadership and programming methods. During their summer, C.I.Ts plan JC Juniors, our residential camp session for our youngest campers (ages 7-9). They plan activities, lead skill-building session and serve as counselors under the guidance and supervision of our staff. C.I.Ts also participate in community service projects, college visits and camp improvement projects.
Youth Leadership Mentoring ProgramIn 2014, we launched the Youth Leadership Mentoring Program to provide continuous support to our leaders and their families; this provides one-on-one mentoring, leadership development planning and mentor/mentee support on a year-round basis. Adult volunteers serve as mentors and commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a Jameson Camp Youth Leader. Mentors have the opportunity to help empower youth, help them make positive life choices and maximize their potential.
To learn more about Youth Leadership Mentoring or becoming a mentor: