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2004-01-07 communities
Recruitment under way for 4-H summer camps
PAINTSVILLE If you want a rewarding summer job and enjoy being outdoors, consider applying for a staff position at a summer camp operated by the 4-H Youth Development program. With frost on the ground, summer seems far away; however, staff recruitment for these camps has already begun.

You can obtain an application from the Johnson County Cooperative Extension Service located on the third floor of the Johnson County Courthouse, or by visiting

Feb. 20 is the application deadline.

4-H camps and their locations include Feltner 4-H Camp, London; Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp, Nancy; North Central 4-H Camp, Carlisle; and West Kentucky 4-H Camp, Dawson Springs.

Camping dates are May 31 through July 30, 2004, except North Central, which will end Aug. 6.

Positions available are manager, emergency medical technician, instructors for recreation, crafts, swimming, canoeing, nature, low-ropes and high-ropes challenge courses, head cooks and cooks. Certification is required for swimming, canoeing, ropes, archery/rifle instructors and EMTs.

Managers must be at least 21 years old; all other staffing, 18 years of age. Compensation includes salary plus food and lodging with workdays being Monday through Friday.

As a camp staff member, you will serve as role model and mentor for positive youth development. You also develop or improve skills useful for other summer jobs or in a career. These capabilities include leadership, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, teaching, and knowledge of youth development. Experiences serving on 4-H camp staff often lead to interest in a career.

All camp staff members are required lo attend a pre-camp training program. The manager training will be April 30 through May 2; instructors, May 23-26 and head cooks, April 9. Applicants unable to attend these trainings will not be hired.

For more information on projects, activities and other educational opportunities available through the 4-H Youth Development program, contact Dianna Reed at the Johnson County Cooperative Extension Service at (606)789-8108.

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