GMCC Junior Counselor Program

Green Mountain Conservation Camp (GMCC) for the 2020 season is canceled due to concerns related to COVID-19 over the safety and health of participants and staff.

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.

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. 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 'Open with' button on top right hand corner of Dropbox and choose Download (bottom of dropdown list)
      4. Print forms after downloading them
  • Return all forms before April 10, 2020.

Due to the current need for employees to telework, we ask that this year you scan and email all forms to  If scanning and emailing is not possible for your family, please call Hannah Phelps at 802-249-4199 to make different arrangements. Thank you for your flexibility, we will see you this summer!

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 6  to Sunday, June 7, 2020

Arrival Time: 1:00 pm Saturday

Departure Time: 3:00 pm Sunday

Location: Buck Lake GMCC, Woodbury  Map | Directions

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


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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.