2023 Camp Orkila Teen Leadership Application
Apply for teen leadership programs at Camp Orkila including Islanders, Counselor in Training, and Summer Intern.
We are excited to offer teen leadership opportunities at Camp Orkila to help youth and teens become multi-cultural leaders. The following programs require an application and interview process: Islanders, Counselor In Training, and Summer Intern.
Islanders: Campers in grades 10-12 learn advanced kayak handling, navigation, and expedition planning and put what they have learned into practice by leading their peers as leader of the day and teaching paddle skills to other campers. Participants will also have a solo experience to rest and reflect on their time as an Islander.
Counselor in Training (CIT): Campers in grades 11-12 take the first step in becoming a cabin counselor as they focus on team-building and leadership skills along with counseling techniques.
Summer Intern (OSI): Participants entering grade 12 (and who must be under 18 for duration of program), will have a unique, multi-faceted leadership experience that prepares teens for future positions of responsibility. The internship offers a great chance to develop their resume, gain work experience, and build friendships. Teens will receive training and then will fulfill various roles around camp during an exciting four weeks, expanding their leadership knowledge and enhancing the camp experience.
Application deadline extended to February 20, 2023. Please allow 5-7 business days for follow-up instructions once your application has been submitted. Program decision letters will be sent out on January 9 for those who applied by January 1 and on a rolling basis thereafter.