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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 Hilbert Peer Camper

Grades: 10 - 12
Date: TBA
Peer Campers will participate in the full Camp Hilbert experience while working directly with a child with special needs. As a Peer Camper, you will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and the ability to work alongside our dynamic staff. Teen volunteers play a vital role in building a fantastic summer for a camper with special needs! For more information or to apply, please contact Melissa Bunce at 545-8658 or mbunce@weinsteinjcc.org.
No cost; application required.
 

Voices Together Peer Camper

Grades: 8 - 12
Date: TBA
Voices Together is a safe and structured day camp for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Teen volunteers play an enormous role in making this the premier program for children with Autism. As a Peer Camper in Voices Together, you will enjoy being a part of a full camp program and also have an amazing experience working with a remarkable staff and group of campers. For more information about being a Peer Camper for Voices Together, please contact Melissa Bunce, Director of Inclusion and Support Services, at 545-8658 or mbunce@weinsteinjcc.org.
No cost; application required.
 

Counselors In Training (CIT)

Grades: 9 & 10
Session One: Dates TBA
Session Two: Dates TBA
Staff: LaVenus Harried
Our CITs participate in team-building, leadership training, and experience a summer they will never forget. CITs must commit to at least four weeks with us, but we encourage them to spend all eight weeks at Camp Hilbert to get the
full experience. Each week will focus on a new set of skills and development topics. Our program is cumulative, so the lessons are progressive from 9th grade to 10th grade.

CIT Program Includes:
  • Orientation and training prior to camp
  • First Aid/CPR certifications
  • Red Cross Babysitter certifications
  • Community service projects
  • Leadership skill development workshops
  • Team-building activities
  • Practical experience working with children
  • Field trips every other week that include Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion, and others
  • Overnights (once per 4-week session)
  • Health, wellness, and nutrition training
  • Interview skill training and a mock interview with Director (for 10th graders)
What a week as a CIT looks like:
  • Monday: Skill development workshops and work with camper groups
  • Tuesday: Off-site community service
  • Wednesday: Alternating weeks between field trips and work with camper groups
  • Thursday: Off-site community service
  • Friday: Team-building and group activities and work with camper groups
 

Ganim Volunteer Corps (GVC)

Grades: 7 - 12
Date: TBA
9AM - 12PM
GVC is designed to help participants meet their schools' community service requirements while still having an exciting, fun and meaningful time at camp. Each participant will be placed in a Camp Ganim group to assist the counselors and will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills working with young campers.
Weekly Cost: TBA
 
Registration for camp is currently closed. Stay tuned for more details about next summer which will be available early next year.

 

 

For more information on Teen Camps at the Weinstein JCC, please contact Britt Sain at (804) 545-8631 or bsain@weinsteinjcc.org.