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WCITs & Junior Counselors


For boys finishing 9th or 10th grade

The Working Counselor-in-Training program is designed to give our former campers a chance to understand what it is like to be a part of Laney’s staff. It also allows former Laney campers to continue attending summer camp and hopefully gain an interest in becoming a counselor in the future. If you are not interested in being a member of our regular Laney summer staff in the future, please do not apply for the WCIT program. WCITs are selected based on the attitude, helpfulness, and appreciation for Camp Laney that they demonstrated during their time as campers.

As a WCIT you would be an employee of Camp Laney and would be expected to work hard (sweep, mop, clean tables, take out trash, and much more) and show a high level of maturity in your new responsibilities. WCITs help in the kitchen, act as table boys, serve at the two store breaks during the day, help at the P.A. and Adventure Sports activities, and assist younger campers. We expect WCITs to be on time for all tasks and to handle each of these responsibilities professionally, ensuring that Laney campers have a wonderful experience during their two weeks at summer camp. We want our WCITs to enjoy working and living with other guys while proving their worth as valuable members of the Laney staff.

For now, there is NO CHARGE to be a part of the WCIT program. A WCIT will receive free room and board as well as some of the same high-level training our regular staff receive.

The following application is for boys who want to apply to be WCITs — boys who have just completed the 9th or 10th grade. Once we receive your application, a Laney director will contact you within a couple of days and inquire what session(s) you are available to work. WCIT applicants finishing 10th grade have first preference over 9th grade applicants.

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Junior Counselor

For boys finishing 12th grade.

A Junior Counselor has all the same responsibilities and expectations as a counselor, but they only work for half of the summer (either 1st & 2nd Session or 3rd & 4th Session). Junior Counselors are paid and are required to attend the full week of Staff Training as well.

The job of a camp counselor can, at times, be stressful. It is essential to have the physical, emotional, mental, and social health needed to be able to effectively fulfill the responsibilities of the job.

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Please allow 20-30 minutes to complete this application. You may stop and save your application at any time during the process.

Before beginning the application, please read the following.

This information is required in the application process. Do not begin application until you have all of the following.

  • All personal information including: current & home address, phone number, and email
  • Basic education information
  • Any previous camping experience (as a camper or as an employee) including previous camp’s contact information and the name of the director you worked under
  • Employment history
  • Past jobs and their specific contact information
  • Any current certifications held & corresponding expiration dates including: CPR, first aid, lifeguarding, archery, riflery, horsemanship, etc.
  • Three (3) to five (5) references. Please use employers, teachers, coaches, religious leaders, etc. Please do not use family members, friends, etc.

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