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 '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 FridayApril 16, 2021. Mail the forms to:

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

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, and Military Weeks are reserved for female JCs only.

JC Orientation

Attending orientation is highly recommended for all Junior Counselors and vital to a new JC’s success. Please note: this year we will be following all state and federal COVID-19 guidance, including pre-arrival tests, outdoor activities, and masking and social distancing policies. For a full list of COVID-19 protocols as well as additional details, see the link below.  

Junior Counselor Orientation Details

Date: Saturday, June 5 to Sunday, June 6, 2021

Arrival Time:

  • Returning JCs: 1:00 pm Saturday
  • First-year JCs: 2:30 pm Saturday

Departure Time for all: 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

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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.