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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.

Returning 14 and 15 year old campers may only attend Camp St. Charles by participating in the Mentor program.

A note to our 2020 13 year old major campers: For those campers who were scheduled to attend as 13 year old majors in 2020 will have a choice regarding their 2021 enrollment. These campers may opt to attend as 14 year old majors OR they may apply to join the mentor program in 2021.

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. Mentors may also assist with clean up, food preparation and other tasks that we also rely on camp staff to assist with during the summer season.

 

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, March 7, 2020 at 11am at Camp St. Charles. Please let us know that you will be joining us.

 

2020 Mentor Program Letter

 

2020 Mentor Program Application

Due by October,1 2019 for Summer 2020. Early applications strongly encouraged

 

Mentor Reference Form