With summer fast approaching, the 4-H Youth Development Program is looking for adult volunteers to chaperone at this year’s Nevada 4-H Northern Area/Western Camp. University of Nevada, Reno Extension hosts the camp at the beautiful 40-acre Nevada State 4-H Camp in South Lake Tahoe on the shores of the lake. Attendants are needed to direct and guide campers July 9-16.
The camp is for youth ages 9-12 from Washoe, Douglas and Storey counties and Carson City. As chaperones, volunteers will guide youth through educational activities during camp and provide supervision for the youth in their care. Chapers, who must be 18 or older at the start of camp, will help ensure youth have a meaningful experience participating in activity centers, games and programs, while monitoring physical health and safety , mental and emotional campers.
“This is a great opportunity for those looking to become a 4-H leader and mentor, and for students looking to pursue careers with youth,” said Sarah Chvilicek, 4-H Extension program manager. “Chaperones can volunteer in the beautiful camp facilities while engaging with campers in activities and workshops. Former coaches said they found the experience very rewarding. »
To become a chaperone, individuals must first complete the process to become a 4-H volunteer. Due to extended wait times for required fingerprint verifications, this process should be completed as soon as possible and begin by contacting Chvilicek.
After applying to become a volunteer, prospective chaperones should complete the chaperone registration package and submit it to their local extension office as soon as possible. Once the volunteer application has been approved and the background check of the volunteer has been completed, the chaperone registration can be finalized. The chaperones then attend scheduled practices and meetings before arriving at camp at 3:00 p.m. on July 9th. Training dates, times and locations will be announced closer to the start of camp. There is no charge for companions, and food and accommodation will be provided.
4-H is a community of young people across America who learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through a variety of educational activities and experiences. With guidance from coaches, campers will have the opportunity to develop the four “Hs” of 4-H – head, heart, hands and health – while participating in a traditional camp experience.