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Teen Camps (Grades 7-12): Service & Adventure

Our teen camps are for youth in grades 7-12 and are geared towards helping campers develop leadership abilities through service, adventure, learning and fun.

Camp Applications are now being accepted. Please email Missy Bunce, Youth, Family, Camping & Support Services Director, for more information. 

Voices Together Peer Camper

Grades: 7 - 12
Dates: Week 5 (July 19-23*) or Week 6 (July 26-30*), Week 7 (August 2-6*) and Week 8 (August 9-13)
Teen volunteers play an enormous role in making Voices Together the premier summer program for children on the Autism Spectrum in Richmond. As a Peer Camper at Voices Together, you will enjoy being part of a full day camp program, while having an incredible experience working with our remarkable staff and amazing campers. For more information about being a Peer Camper at Voices Together, please contact Andrea Costanzo at acostanzo@weinsteinjcc.org.
No cost; application required.
 
*Due to COVID-19, we will be operating camp in pods. Peer Campers can volunteer for either week 5 or 6 or both weeks 7 and 8 in order to keep the pod structure intact.

Counselors In Training (CIT)

Grades: 9 & 10
Option One (Weeks 1&2 Only): June 21 - July 2  •  Location: Weinstein JCC
option Two (Weeks 1-4): June 21 - July 16 •  Locations: Camp Hilbert & Specialty Camps

Our Counselors in Training (CIT) Program is a skill development camp for those entering 9th and 10th grade who would like to experience leadership, staffing and teamwork while enjoying time for social interaction. Our CITs participate in teambuilding and leadership training as they experience a summer they will never forget. CITs must commit to a two-week session and we strongly encourage participants to spend all four weeks with us to get the full CIT experience. Each week the program will focus on a new set of skills and development topics. Our program is cumulative, so the lessons are progressive from 9th to 10th grade. This program is designed to help prepare this group as they transition to independence as they age out of the Camp world.
 
Option One Includes:
  • Time management
  • CPR/First aid
  • Emergency situations
  • Conflict resolution/communication
  • Late stay/dinner
  • Team building
  • Job preparedness (resume, job application, mock interview)
  • Volunteer/internship with campers
  • Ages and stages of development
  • Safety
  • Planning and implementing activities
    • Parent expectations
    • Diversity training
    • Zoom/phone interview
  • On-site work and assigned group

Option Two Includes:

  • Field work, with counselors working directly with kids/groups

For more information on Teen Camps at the Weinstein JCC, please contact Youth, Family, Camping & Support Services Director Missy Bunce at mbunce@weinsteinjcc.org or 804-545-8658.