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GMCC Junior Counselor Program

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. 

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.

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. See directions below for downloading the files.

    Download the GMCC Junior Counselors Information & Application Packet

    • Downloading Directions:

      1. Click on file link above
      2. Type in password (password found on JC letter sent to you in the mail)
      3. Click on the Download button on top left hand corner of Dropbox window.
      4. Print forms after downloading them
  • Return all forms before FridayApril 14, 2023. Forms can be submitted via email to or mailed to the office:

Vermont Fish and Wildlife
Attn: Hannah Phelps
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208

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

JC Orientation

Attending orientation is mandatory for all first-year Junior Counselors and is highly recommended for all JCs.

Date: Saturday, June 3 to Sunday, June 4, 2023

Arrival Time:

  • Returning JCs: 12:00 pm Saturday
  • First-year JCs: 3:00 pm Saturday

Departure Time for all: 3:00 pm Sunday

Location: Buck Lake GMCC, Woodbury  Map | Directions

All those attending…check-in 

2023 COVID-19 Notice: Due to COVID-19 and the requirements necessary to keep staff, JCs, and campers safe and healthy, please be aware that although registration will open with all camp weeks available to the full number of campers and JCs, we will be following any guidance relating to summer camps released by the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s office. There is an inherent risk of contracting COVID-19 in any place where people gather, including at GMCC. If at any point we deem that it is no longer safe for JCs and campers to be present at camp due to COVID-19, we will cancel the session and send all JCs and campers home immediately. We may or may not be able to schedule JCs for additional weeks depending on availability. Any necessary last minute cancellations on the part of the JC will be accommodated. 

Any questions regarding the JC Program or Orientation can be directed to or 802-249-4199.

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