High School Program
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— For Young Men Who Have Completed The 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th Grade
The purpose of the CA Program at Camp Carolina is to give older campers an opportunity to take responsibility, be positive role models for younger campers and learn leaderships skills. In addition, the boys have the opportunity to earn some money during the summer. This program is an excellent way for a young man to determine if he is interested in and capable of being a future member of the Camp Carolina Staff. Enrollment is limited to a small group. Former Carolina campers are given preference.
Applicant must have finished the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade to be eligible.
These young men live in a lodge with several mature leaders. CAs set the dining hall tables, reporting to the dining hall 20 minutes prior to mealtime to set up and serve the food to the tables. CAs sweep the dining hall floor following meals.
CAs assist with an activity of their choice each morning. Specifically, they assist an Activity Head in teaching the younger campers and in the maintenance of the activity. They work with an activity for a week and, depending on their interest and our needs, move into another activity assignment or continue in the same activity.
Afternoons are usually spent in a community work project, group activity games, biking, hiking, white water rafting, horseback trail riding or socializing with one of the many girls’ camps in the area. Each member of the program takes a turn at Officer of the Day duty.
Evening Program may be with the whole camp or separate. CAs have the opportunity to assist, in the cabins, with younger boys on ‘leave night’ for counselors. On Sunday nights, CAs earn the chance to go on supervised leave in Brevard or Asheville.
The Head Counselor of the CAs supervises all activities away from camp. Opportunities for the whole group to go out of camp on supervised leave are based on the overall attitude and cooperation of the group. In other words, these privileges are earned.
AT THE END OF EACH WEEK CAs WILL BE EVALUATED FOR JOB PERFORMANCE, COOPERATION AND ATTITUDE. A SUCCESSFUL EVALUATION EACH WEEK ENTITLES THEM TO BE PAID FOR THAT WEEK.
Checks will be handed out to the CAs at a ceremony at the end of the session.
Only the highest qualified CAs are eligible to return the following year. Other participants will or will not be invited back as Counselor Assistants the following summer based on performance. This is a tough age to take on the responsibility we require from these young men. We stand firm in accepting only the boys who show the leadership skills to be positive role models for the younger boys and to take this responsibility seriously.
Camp for a young man in his late teens, more often than not, is much more structured than home. We only want participants here who are willing to improve leadership skills, focus on younger children instead of themselves, and give up some of the freedom and comforts they are used to at home.
You must be 18 years of age, completed one year of university or similar and willing to commit to the whole summer to be a full-fledged member of the staff.
The importance of the CA’s example for the younger campers cannot be over-emphasized. Use of drugs, alcohol, gambling and profanity are strictly prohibited. Violators of our agreement are subject to dismissal without refund.