4-H & Youth Programs 2017-10-11T19:35:53+00:00

4-H Summer Camp at the Skelton 4-H Center


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Summer Staff in Training (S.I.T.) Program

The Staff-In-Training (SIT) program offers a select number of qualified teens the opportunity to serve as “junior” staff members for a two-week period, with the potential to serve a third session for those with exceptional performance (District Camp). SITs have the opportunity to positively impact campers from other counties while experiencing “the life of a staff member.”

SITs will be assigned a mentor (a veteran staff member) on a weekly basis with whom they will spend much of their time during that week, while assisting with classes and other camp operational responsibilities. SIT positions are volunteer positions with lodging and meals provided. If at any point the SIT is not meeting expectations set forth in their orientation, their involvement in the SIT program will be terminated and they will be asked to leave the 4-H Center immediately. Ultimately, a successful SIT experience gives the participant the opportunity to showcase their abilities and improve their chances to be hired in subsequent years for a position on camp staff. However, participation in the SIT program does not guarantee employment in subsequent years.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the SIT program, applicant must be 17 or 18 years old and in their senior year of high school or a recent high school graduate. Participants must be available for the entirety of a session bellow. Each session will accept no more than four candidates.

To Apply: Fill out the online SIT application as directed. A conversation will then be opened between you and the Program Director to schedule an interview and your weeks on camp. The applications are due no later than Valentine’s Day, so get yours in early! To discuss this opportunity, please contact the Program Director at 540-721-2759 ext. 254