Individuals interested in serving as a counselor should submit this application no later than April 21. If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Graham, Director of the Summer Scholars Program.
What is the Summer Scholars Institute and Leadership Program?
In collaboration with the Emory & Henry College Neff Education Department, the Summer Scholars Institute and Leadership Program seeks to offer gifted and/or academically curious students a rich and rewarding learning experience. The Emory & Henry Summer Scholars program is a one-week residential academic program for rising middle and high school students inclined toward academic adventure. For rising 6th - 9th graders, the traditional Summer Scholars Institute offers a unique mix of learning activities designed to broaden academic interests and expose students to a college-like setting. The Leadership Program, for rising 10th-12th graders, provides opportunities for older students to discover and to develop leadership skills through a variety of challenging activities.
The residential component is an important segment of the Summer Scholars experience. Counselors provide a comfortable and safe environment for learning and living while meeting the student’s unique social and emotional needs. Students are provided opportunities to build relationships with their peers from different backgrounds, and, most of all, the opportunity to have fun!
Dates: June 17-22, 2018 (Orientation Meeting June 16, 12 pm noon, Emory & Henry College)
Salary: $300 (Room & Board Included)
Counselors work directly with camp directors and have the following responsibilities:
- Supervise 10-12 children (grades 6-9 or 10-12) 24 hours/day.
- Accompany students to meals, classes, scheduled activities, field trips, and special events.
- Plan and lead afternoon and evening recreational /social activities for small groups of students.
- Participate in all orientation and exit activities.
- Follow and reinforce all non-negotiable rules and program policies.
What does a typical day look like and what is the time commitment?
Counselors are employed from Saturday, June 16, 2018, until Friday, June 22, 2018. A mandatory orientation session will be held on Saturday, June 16, beginning at 12 pm noon on the campus of Emory & Henry College. Following the departure of students on Friday, June 22, counselors will meet to conclude details of the program.
7:45-8:30 am: Breakfast; Van Dyke
9-11 am: Project; Assigned Classrooms
11:30 am-12 pm: Lunch; Van Dyke
12:15-2:15 pm: Project; Assigned Classrooms
2:15-3:15 pm: Supervised Free Time- campers must check in with counselor
3:15-4:45 pm: Recreation; Assigned locations
5-6 pm: Dinner; Van Dyke
6:30- 7:30 pm: Night Classes; assigned classrooms
7:45-9:15 pm: Evening Activity
9:45 pm: Hall Meetings; Assigned Halls
10:45 pm: Lights out
Counselor Application Process:
Applications can be submitted online at the online form below.
January 25-April 21, 2018: Counselor Applications Accepted
April 21, 2018: Acceptance Letters and Contracts Sent by Email
May 1, 2018: Contracts Due