Counseling Opportunities with San Diego Youth

Counseling Opportunities for Camp HOPE California — San Diego

Counselors for Camp HOPE California – San Diego (San Diego and Imperial County) can work with 11–17 year olds or work with 7–10 year olds. More details at the bottom of the page.

Camp HOPE America – California is a values-based, “Challenge by Choice” program with a focus on praising children for observed and developing character traits through the course of a six-day program. “Challenge by Choice” refers to challenging children to try new activities and activities with perceived danger or risk while allowing them to opt out of those activities if the challenge creates unmanageable stress or fear. It asks that campers challenge themselves and participate fully in the experience at-hand. The camper is responsible for determining and selecting what kind of participation level presents an optimal learning opportunity.

After going through an application and interview process, counseling applicants will undergo a day-long training event to prepare them for their work with trauma-exposed youth in a camping and mentoring environment.

 

Counseling Opportunities for Camp HOPE California — San Diego

Counselors for 7-10 Year Olds (Classic):  Counselors working with 7-10 year olds do not need to live and attend school in San Diego County but must commit to attend one week of summer camp and make every effort to participate in a Reunion Party near the end of the summer and a Holiday Party near Christmastime.  To counsel Classic campers, applicants must be entering their senior year of high school or be college-aged.  To apply to be a counselor for 7-10 year olds from San Diego and Imperial County, click here.

Counselors for 11-17 Year Olds (High Adventure):  Counselors working with 11-17 year olds need to live in San Diego County.  Additionally, prospective High Adventure counselors must commit to attend one week of summer camp and participate in monthly activities with the children and teens after returning from camp.  The 11-17 year olds participate in a year-round, STEAM-focused mentoring program called the Pathways to HOPE Project.  Counselors must be between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four to counsel during High Adventure weeks. To apply to be a counselor in the Pathways Project (working with San Diego and Imperial County children and teens ages 11-17), click here.