The Junior Counselor (JC) Program provides experienced campers the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, develop a sound work ethic, and enrich their understanding of Vermont’s natural resources.

What are the responsibilities of a Junior Counselor?GMCC logo

  • Classroom and instruction assistance
  • Cabin duties such as wake-up call and nighttime supervision
  • Kitchen assistance
  • Camp physical improvements

While at camp, even during their recreational and free time, JCs represent the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

JCs are nominated by GMCC staff during Advanced Weeks. Written letters for application to the program are no longer accepted.


JC Step Program

The JC “Step Program” encourages continual personal and professional growth for JCs by enabling them to take on more responsibility as they progress through the program.

JC Step Program Information

New and returning JCs, this section is for you!

Thank you for agreeing to be a JC this summer.  

  • Please print and complete the forms in the GMCC Junior Counselors Information & Application Packet (Word format / pdf format). See directions below for downloading the files.

    • Downloading Directions:

      1. Click word or pdf format link
      2. Type in password (password found on JC letter sent to you in the mail)
      3. Click download in top right hand corner of Dropbox
      4. Print forms after downloading them
  • Return all forms before April 14, 2017. Mail the forms to:

    Vermont Fish & Wildlife
    Attn: GMCC Camp Coordinator
    1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
    Montpelier, VT 05620

You’ll be contacted, usually in May, to confirm the dates that can be honored. We may not be able to honor all the weeks you selected due to the number of JCs in our program. Advanced Weeks are reserved for returning JCs only.

JC Orientation

Attending orientation is highly recommended for all Junior Counselors and vital to a new JC’s success.

Date: Saturday, June 3  to Sunday, June 4

Arrival Time: 7:00 pm Saturday

Departure Time: 3:00 pm Sunday

Location: Buck Lake GMCC,  Woodbury

Thank you and we look forward to having you as part of our staff this summer!