Applications to be Camp Wyman counselors come out Feb. 25, and are due back March 8. Juniors and seniors are able to apply.
Usually seniors would get first choice because it is their last year, but there will be no Camp Wyman for the next school year due to a schedule change, so juniors and seniors will both have an equal chance of getting accepted.
“I want the juniors to have the same opportunity,” said Coach Cliff Ice.
The change is that instead of going in the spring of fifth grade, students will go in the fall of sixth grade.
This change was made for a number of reasons. Weather is better in the fall than in the spring, the students attending will be older and more mature, and more seniors will be available as the dates will not interfere with Senior Awards Night, prom, Senior One Act Festival, and senior checkout.
Otherwise the selection process will remain the same, by going in order of attendance rate. About seven – eight males and seven – eight females are needed for each week.
“The last few years we’ve had just enough because students are busier these days,” said Ice.
Camp Wyman activities counselors may be chosen to participate in are living history, orientating, aquatic ecology, the BEAT trail, team building, fishing, climbing wall, nature hike, quiet time, night watchers, world bird sanctuary and a trivia game.
Camp Wyman counselors receive all of the required A+ hours.
Ice said, “Many students say that being a counselor was the best experience ever.”