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Become a 2013 camper
If you are new to the cause of Camp Kesem and would like more information about admission please contact email@example.com. or firstname.lastname@example.org. We have accepted 75 campers as of January 31, 2013. That fills us to capacity for the 2013 session. Currently we have raised 10% of funds. Help us bring 100% of our accepted campers by visiting this link: http://campkesem.org/byu/donate
If you would like to request a wait list spot for the 2013 session please visit this link to complete an application: http://campkesem.org/camper-application
What to Expect as a Camper?
Our Camper Care team prepares a Pre-Camp workbook for admitted campers. This is made available once children are accepted and spots finalized. Look for more details coming about this early 2013.
Become a 2013 Counselor!
As a grassroots organization we thrive on dedicated university students to staff our camp. Each year they donate thousands of hours to preparing, organizing, and training for camp. In 2012 we had over 30 counselors. If you would like to be a member of this select group please review the responsibilities and positions below. Applications are online, making it easier than ever! (Past counselors must re-apply as well). Decision regarding final counselor approval is determined by level of activity year-round. We encourage you to participate early on in the year.
WE ARE FULL!
If you want on our wait list email us at email@example.com or visit our facebook.com/campkesembyu page.
Cabin counselors are the foundation of a successful camp. The majority of the 35 counselors needed for 2013 will be “cabin counselors”. Responsibilities before camp include: participation at Fall/Spring reunions, actively attend other Camp Kesem events, learn camp songs, attend counselor trainings. At camp these student volunteers will remain with a group of youth ages 6-8, 9-10, or 11-13 years old. They will guide the youth through various activities and be the first line of leadership for the kids.
Program Counselors are cabin counselors who take on additional responsibility to plan, organize, delegate, and execute the individual activities at camp. Each sub-activity has two program leaders. Available opportunities are in: Drama, Arts and Crafts, Outdoor Adventure, Sports, All-Camp activities. Before camp responsibilities include the same mentioned for cabin counselors as well as forming committees and directing necessary planning and preparations for meaningful Drama, Sports, etc. activities during the week of camp.
Teen Counselors are very similar to cabin counselors but specifically work with youth ages 14-16. These youth have typically attended camp several years and know what to expect. As a Teen Counselor you will be camping in the great outdoors two nights away from the rest of Camp Kesem BYU. These counselor responsibilities include planning and preparing the two night adventure in the woods as well as organizing more mature team building activities.
Unit Leaders are mature and seasoned counselors that understand the purpose of Camp Kesem thoroughly. During the preparations for camp they may be called on to assist in trainings and/or events. During the week of camp they are a resource for new counselors and campers. They are the second line of leadership at camp and provide direction during difficult or sensitive situations.
Additional information about counselors and camp organization: http://www.prezi.com/ub3vfglenbfb/camp-kesem-byu/
2013 Theme Days
Every year the counselors go WILD with crazy costumes and fun activities associated with a daily theme. Previous themes have included everything from “Pirate Day” to “Olympians Day” to “Haarry Potter”, “Space”, “Superhero” Day and more! 2013 theme days will be decided in Spring.
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