2023 Youth Leadership Program

The Youth Leadership Program is a fun way for teens to gain leadership skills while volunteering as junior counselors for Farm Camps and Pearl Creek School Garden Camps! Teens 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 and instructors. There is space for multiple youth leaders per session so teens will also be learning and working alongside their peers!

Requirements for Eligibility:

  • 12-15 years old
  • Can commit to working up to a 35-40 hour work week for one week out of the summer (possibility of more camp sessions depending on interest and availability)
  • Interested in working with and mentoring youth
  • Have a ride to and from Calypso Farm or Pearl Creek School on your scheduled week(s)

Benefits of the Program: Farm & School Garden Camps are fun and interactive! There are a lot of activities, games, crafts, and more! 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. We are so excited to be offering this program and will do our best to accommodate everyone who is interested in volunteering. Thank you for your interest!

Questions? Contact Leila Pyle at leila@calypsofarm.org or call 907-451-0691

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