Teen Leadership

MaddieGroupYouth want to shape the world, especially teens! Teen service and leadership are vital to building healthy communities and a better world. To develop this important resource, Camp Fire guides teens through community service and leadership experiences.

Camp Fire’s Teen Service and Leadership Programs provide a variety of opportunities to help teens develop as effective and engaged citizens now.

Our Camp  Counselor-in-Training Program prepares young people aged 16 and older to serve in leadership roles in Camp Fire camps. These opportunities provide significant personal and early professional development for these young people.

Camp Sweyolakan also has opportunities for teens to assist our campers who have special needs  as a Camper Buddy.  Complete the application for consideration.

Camp Dart-Lo offers teens training in camp program skills, behavior management, camper characteristics, teaching skills and a “hands-on” experience with a camper groups in the Program Aides in Learning Program.

Graduate PALs and teens in at least 10th grade may apply to volunteer as Counselor Assistants and Camper Buddies during Camp  Dart-Lo Day Camp.  They get hands-on experience leading young campers or working as a companion to a camper with special needs.

Camp Fire Inland Northwest is currently working toward establishing a Youth Advisory Council to ensure youth voice is heard in local program planning and decision making. If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact our office at 509-747- 6191 X10.

The Counselor Assistant, Camper Buddy and Counselor-in-Training programs all have an application process:

Youth Leadership Application Link

You may review the essay question by clicking the link below prior to submitting your application

Reference Request Form Link
All applicant’s will need at least one written reference depending on their program.