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Mentor Program

Campers who age out of our typical summer camp program may continue to attend Camp St. Charles through our Mentor program. Mentors are 14 and 15 year old former Camp St. Charles campers who have been selected to be Mentors through an application process. Each spring, we encourage first time mentors and their parents to attend the mentor orientation meeting. There is sometimes confusion regarding the mentor program and continuing to attend as a "major" camper. Returning 14 and 15 year olds may only attend if they are selected for the Mentor program.

 

Mentors may earn 86 hours of service hours during a two week session at Camp St. Charles. Mentors are encouraged to confirm with their school, prior to serving as a mentor, to ensure that the hours will be accepted. Mentors will receive a letter on check out day to document their service. We are happy to complete other paperwork that may be required.  Mentors are encouraged to bring required forms to check out day.

 

Mentors meet regularly with the mentor program coordinator to gain skills for working with children, providing leadership and for support as they begin the transition from child toward young adult.

 

2nd year mentors do not need to reapply for the mentor program. Mentors who successfully completed one season, are welcome to return for next summer. Former mentors who are 16 years old may wish to apply for a staff position at Camp St. Charles. Successful participation in the mentor program does not guarantee a future staff position, nor is it required for employment. The junior counselor program application process is highly competitive, especially for female applicants, so junior counselor hopefuls should complete their staff application documents and submit them by Jan 1 or earlier.  Interviews will continue until all positions are filled and interviews will not be scheduled without a complete application.

Please mail complete mentor applications (with 2-3 sealed references) to Camp St. Charles Attn: Laura Hall P.O. Box 99 Issue MD 20645

 

First time Mentors are encouraged to attend the pre-summer meeting on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11am at Camp St. Charles. Please let us know that you will be joining us.

 

2018 Mentor Program Letter

 

2018 Mentor Program Application Due by March 1st, early applications strongly encouraged

 

Mentor Reference Form

For our 2019 Mentor program, applications will be due on October 1, 2018.