GMCC Junior Counselor Program

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?
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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 12, 2019. Mail the forms to:

    Vermont Fish & Wildlife
    Attn: Alison Thomas
    1 National Life Drive, Dewey Building
    Montpelier VT  05620-3208

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 1  to Sunday, June 2, 2019

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
Fish & Wildlife LogoDavis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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