GMCC Junior Counselor Program

What are the responsibilities of a Junior Counselor?
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  • 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.

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 15, 2022. Mail the forms to:

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 4 to Sunday, June 5, 2022

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 

In accordance with the guidance from the Vermont Department of Health, proof of vaccination, negative results from a COVID-19 test, or documentation of recover from a doctor will NOT be required to be brought to JC Orientation OR to any sessions for the 2022 season.

  • GMCC staff still encourage JCs to take and at-home test prior to arrival at each session, especially if they are experiencing any cold or flu symptoms. Any last-minute cancellations that result from a positive COVID-19 test or symptoms will be accommodated.
  • GMCC Staff will be closely monitoring the continued effects of the COVID-19 both in Vermont and at camp and will immediately notify JCs should any changes to our COVID-19 policies take place.

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!


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Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
Commissioner Christopher Herrick

1 National Life Drive
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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702

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