2024 Youth Leadership Program

The Youth Leadership Program is a fun way for teens to gain leadership skills while volunteering as junior counselors at Calypso's Farm Camps! Youth Leaders will have the opportunity to develop hands-on leadership and teamwork skills while assisting with camp activities and helping younger children. All youth volunteers will work directly with Calypso staff, as well as their peers - there's space for multiple Youth Leaders per session!

Requirements for Eligibility:

  • 12-15 years old
  • Interested in working with and mentoring youth
  • Available to participate in training - Tuesday, May 21st from 9-4pm and Friday, May 24th from 9-2pm
  • Can commit to working up to a 35-40 hour work week for at least one week during the summer
  • Have a ride to and from Calypso Farm on your scheduled week(s)

Benefits of the Program: Farm Camps are fun and interactive! Youth Leaders will learn from experienced Calypso educators and, if interested, be able to lead some of their own activities for younger campers. This is a great opportunity to learn more about career fields like teaching, childcare, outdoor education, and farming! Volunteer work and leadership programs also look great on resumes and college applications, provide an introduction to work environments, and are a great way to make new friends!

To Apply: fill out the application below to let us know you’re interested!  Youth are encouraged to fill out their own applications, with the help of their parents/guardians.

Questions? Contact info@calypsofarm.org or call 907-451-0691

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