Source: Donna M. Fox, extension specialist for 4-H Camp
Even though it’s winter, it’s not too early to start thinking about summer camp or summer jobs. 4-H has a way to combine both. All 4-H camps are now hiring staff for the summer.
Many opportunities for rewarding summer jobs have recently been posted on the University of Kentucky employment website. For more information about the application process, go to http://4-h.ca.uky.edu/content/employment. Applications must be completed online at http://www.uky.edu/hr/ukjobs. Once on the UK Jobs website, search for available camp positions under the Cooperative Extension job category. The deadline for applications is Feb. 29. UK has a new employment system, so all who apply, including returning staff, will have to set up a new account, login and application information.
All staff members are required to be trained and certified in first aid and CPR prior to the beginning of camp staff training in May, before they can be employed by the 4-H camping program.
Prospective applicants need to be aware that ALL employees are required to attend the pre-camp training program and summer in-service trainings provided at each location. Training dates in 2016 are:
· High ropes training: April 16-17 for ropes instructors
· All Camp Staff Training: May 22-25 at Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center in Jabez
All camp employees must have a health examination conducted by licensed medical personnel within the last 24 months prior to the start of camping season.
Pre-employment national criminal background/National Sex Offender checks will be conducted on all new UK employees.
Staff will work 40 hours or more (four or five days) per camping session. Interviews for 2016 (including returning staff) will be conducted beginning in mid-March.
4-H Camping in Kentucky is one of the largest co-educational camping programs in the nation. The four camps are located throughout the state, encompassing between 300 and 1,500 acres. All sites are American Camp Association (ACA) accredited, and the program hosts more than 9,000 young people each summer. Summer 4-H Camps are for 9- to 14-year-olds and are four to five days in length. Staff has separate living quarters from the campers.
For more information about 4-H Camp, please contact the Logan County Cooperative Extension Service.
Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.
Logan County 4HYD Agent