Exceptional Campers make exceptional mentors

Rewarding Leadership Experiences For Older Children

If your child has demonstrated consistent positive behavior over the years in our camps and would like to continue with us in more of a leadership role, we would love to take the next step! 

Positive behavioral role-modeling and proactive helping out is vital to a successful camp. 

 


Mentorship Opportunities

Contact Kim Murdock at 919-401-6001 or afterschoolartandmore@gmail.com for more information.

1st Summer Mentors (ages 12-14)

  • Anyone ages 12-14 may join us as a 1st Summer Mentor. 
  • There is one 1st Summer Mentor position available per camp week.
  • Seats are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • 1st Summer Mentors enjoy 25% off the camp fee, full or half day.
    • $262.50 for full day, M-F, 9:00-4:00
    • $131.25 for half day, M-F, 9:00-12:30 or 12:30-4:00
  • They will be expected to help out 25% of the time and should consider themselves "in training" for future mentor opportunities.
  • Payment for 1st Summer Mentors may be submitted by check or online. 
  • No cell phones or electronics are permitted. Devices may be stored in personal belongings but may not be used during camp hours.
  • Walkie-Talkies will be provided for communication between Mentors and Camp Directors, as needed.

Returning Mentors (ages 13-14)

  • Returning Mentors seats are available by invite only at the sole discretion if Program Directors Kim Murdock and Angie Marino.
  • There is one Returning Mentor seat available per camp week. 
  • Once invites are sent, seats are filled first come, first served. 
  • Returning Mentors enjoy 50% of the regular camp fee, full or half day. 
    • $175 for full day, M-F, 9:00-4:00
    • $87.50 for half day, M-F, 9:00-12:30 or 12:30-4:00
  • They will be expected to help out 50% of the time and should consider themselves "in training" for a future mentor or volunteer position. 
  • Payment for Returning Mentors may be submitted by check only, at this time.
  • No cell phones or electronics are permitted. Devices may be stored in personal belongings but may not be used during camp hours.
  • Walkie-Talkies will be provided for communication between Mentors and Camp Directors, as needed.

Volunteers (ages 15 and up)

  • Need to log volunteer hours for school? 
  • If your child has demonstrated consistent positive behavior over the years in our camps and would like to return as a volunteer, let us know! 
  • There is one volunteer position available per camp week. 
  • Volunteer positions will be filled at the sole discretion of Program Directors Kim Murdock and Angie Marino. 
  • Volunteers will be held responsible for agreed to tasks.
  • No cell phones or electronics are permitted. Devices may be stored in personal belongings but may not be used during camp hours.
  • Walkie-Talkies will be provided for communication between Volunteers and Camp Directors, as needed.

What Helping Out Means

1st Summer Mentors (ages 12-14)

1st Summer Mentors are expected to enhance the overall experience of the campers by modeling positive behavior, at all times. They show an awareness of what is happening around them and are eager to participate in making camp run smoothly. Simply put, 1st Summer Mentors help us by role modeling positive behavior and by being tuned in to his/her fellow campers. 

Returning Mentors (ages 13-14) 

Returning Mentors are expected to enhance the overall experience of the campers by lending a hand, as needed, and by modeling positive behavior, at all times. They are proactive kids that recognize what needs to be done. They show initiative by asking us if they can help by handing out materials, letting us know if a younger camper needs our help, offering to show a new camper where the bathroom is, etc. They will put other campers before themselves and actively contribute to the camp, as needed, even if they do not finish their own projects.

Volunteers (ages 15 and up) 

Volunteers are expected to enhance the overall experience of the campers by lending a hand and by modeling positive behavior, at all times. They will put the needs of campers before themselves, at all timesThey are proactive young adults that recognize what needs to be done. They show maturity, initiative and gumption by stepping in to help younger campers, if and when needed. They actively and mindfully contribute to the overall success of the camp. 


Nitty-Gritty

Everyone that participates at camp must acknowledge this opportunity as a privilege.

We all have good intentions but sometimes things go awry. This is a learning experience designed to foster positive role modeling, proactive helping, team-building and accountability. We absolutely wish to see everyone succeed.

Our programming is designed to be fun and relaxed but at the same time we take camper safety seriously and will not allow unacceptable behavior to create a problem for our camp.

Mentors and Volunteers are not responsible for discipline, but they do provide an extra set of eyes/ears during camp hours.

Mentors and Volunteers must be ready, willing and able to help us maintain the safety of all campers, at all times. This is our highest priority.

"Dos and Don'ts" - Behavioral Expectations

Positive Behaviors

  • Proactive Helping
  • Following Directions
  • Positive Role Modeling
  • Using Encouraging Verbal Language
  • Demonstrating Appropriate Body Language
  • Respecting Facility Rules
  • Being In The Moment

Rewards For Positive Behaviors

1.) Verbal Acknowledgment Of Achievements

2.) Learning New Things About: Oneself, Others, Camper Management, Teaching Styles

3.) Lots Of Adoring, Happy Campers

4.) An Invite To Return

 

Negative Behaviors

  • Not Showing Initiative
  • Unsafe/ Reckless Choices
  • Not Following Directions
  • Using Disrespectful Language
  • Using Punitive Language
  • Demonstrating Inappropriate Body Language
  • Not Respecting Facility Rules
  • Using Cell Phone During Camp Hours

Consequences of Negative Behaviors

1.    Verbal Reminder/ Email To Parent After Camp

2.    Verbal Reminder/ Phone Call To Parent Right Away

3.     No Longer A Mentor/ Must Pay Full Price For Remainder Of Camp Week If Chooses To Stay

4.    Dismissal Without A Refund Or Credit

 

No one is expected to be perfect. Our goal is to foster and cultivate positive leadership behaviors in our Mentors and Volunteers.  

Our camps are camper focused and our priority is to maintain a safe, enriching environment for all participants.