Thank-you for being interested in the Junior Counsellor Program at TREK 2016. Over the years our leadership training program has impacted hundreds of young people in this crucial time of growth and self-discovery. Our intent is that those signing up for this program are training to become future TREK counsellors. At TREK each Junior Counsellor will be assigned to a camper group and will shadow the Head and Co-Counsellor for a hands on experience. They will spend the majority of the day with their camper group, joining the kids for meals, devotions, crafts, activities and free time but will still spend the night in a separate Junior Counsellor camp with their friends and their junior counsellor leaders. The evenings and mornings will be intentional times of devotions and debriefing where their leaders will teach and guide the Junior Counsellors. Our leadership training program is founded on the principle spoken by Jesus Christ:
“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be servant of all.”
Being a Junior Counsellor is an opportunity to learn and grow in servant leadership. The main focus of the Junior Counsellor’s position will be to learn how to lead and serve the campers as well as to learn to work as a team with the head and co-counselors. We look to Jesus’ life in the gospels as our example of how to lead through servanthood and self-sacrificial love.
There are three weeks of camp (Jr. Counsellors are welcome to attend only one week of camp per year.):
July 10 – 15 2017 ……………………….. Jr. Counsellors entering Gr. 10
July 17 – 22 2017 ……………………. Jr. Counsellors entering Gr. 10 or 11
July 24 – 29 2017 ……………………. Jr. Counsellors entering Gr. 11
Please note that TREK is only able to allow each youth to participate as a Jr. Counsellor a maximum of two years. Thus, if you have already participated at TREK as an L.I.T, Junior Counsellor, or S.A.L.T for two years, we encourage you to apply as a co-counsellor or support staff.
The cost for Jr. Counsellors is $120.00/week (includes camp T-shirt & GST). Applicants will receive online confirmation that their application has been received, and successful applicants will be contacted following our selection process with further details.
Please contact the camp coordinator for more information.