ERIC Number: ED175592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Junior Counselor Handbook for Multnomah County Outdoor School.
Gilfillan, Warren C.; And Others
Each week of the fall and the spring, 20 to 24 high school students volunteer as Junior Counselors at the Outdoor School which each year provides approximately 7000 Multnomah County, Oregon, sixth grade students with an opportunity to live and study together at one of 5 leased resident camp sites. Recommended by their high school counselors, Junior Counselors are selected by the Outdoor School staff on the basis of their enthusiasm, responsibility, enjoyment of the outdoors, and desire and ability to work with younger students and staff. They must have passing grades and be able to miss a week of school. After a 2-day training workshop, each Junior Counselor is specifically responsible for the health and welfare of a cabin group of 8-10 sixth grade students during their week-long stay. The Junior Counselor also assists as instructor in one of four resource areas (soil, water, plants, animals). The handbook details: Outdoor School policies; insurance considerations; administrative procedure; equipment list; transportation arrangements; daily schedule; and student behavior, standards, and work duties. For each resource area there is a glossary of important words and terms that the Junior Counselor is expected to know and use at the School. (SB)
Descriptors: Camping, Counselor Role, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Equipment, Experiential Learning, Grade 6, Guides, High School Students, Outdoor Education, Program Guides, Resident Camp Programs, School Policy, Student Behavior, Student Volunteers, Transportation, Vocabulary, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Multnomah Outdoor Education, Portland, OR.