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Young Adult Programs

Serving our young adult campers and former campers.

Camp Boggy Creek has three programs to serve our young adult campers and former campers.

 

If you have questions regarding any of these programs, please click the email button below.

Young Adult Programs

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Oldest Camper Program

The Oldest Camper Program is designed to give special attention to the growing needs of our oldest campers by providing an enhanced camping experience.

 

The program aims to provide activities that foster independence and interdependence, to provide a greater degree of flexibility and choice, to provide an opportunity for personal growth, and to provide opportunities to serve as positive role models to younger campers.

 

The Oldest Camper Program happens in tandem with other camp programs, including family retreats, virtual family retreats, and typical summer camp, and it looks different during each camp program.

 

There is no application process for this program; campers and siblings of the appropriate age automatically are able to participate in the program if it is being facilitated.

 

To be eligible, you must

  • Be 14-17 years old

  • Be a Camp Boggy Creek camper or sibling

  • Be participating in a family retreat, virtual family retreat, or typical summer camp session

Camper Transition Program

The Camper Transition Program aims to deliver the magic of Camp to young adults over the course of a retreat weekend while providing support and resources in areas that will help them transition into adulthood.

 

Workshops include cooking fundamentals, resume-building, interview tips, car maintenance, personal budgeting, and communication skills.  Participants also learn about managing their illnesses on their own, including how to talk with new people about their illnesses and needs, how to schedule their own doctor appointments and more.

 

To be eligible to apply, you must

  • Have attended Camp Boggy Creek as a camper with an illness

  • Be 16, 17, or 18 years old

  • Be no longer eligible to attend summer camp due to age

  • Be in good standing with Camp

  • Have a willingness to learn

  • Be able to work in a team environment

  • Be responsible in the management of your illness

 

The application process consists of completing an application and medical paperwork.

 

Stay tuned for the dates of the next Camper Transition Program session.

Leader in Training Program

The Leader in Training Program is a leadership development program to allow former campers the opportunity to learn concepts and skills to serve their communities.

 

Camp has facilitated different versions of this program, including an online program in the summers of 2020 and 2021, a retreat weekend program, and a week-long summer program.

 

In each version of the program, participants learn leadership skills including communication, public speaking, self-confidence, and teamwork.

 

If accepted, a young adult may participate for two sessions over the course of two years.  During the second time participating in the program, a young adult may be invited to participate in an advanced session where the leadership lessons build on the topics and lessons from the first experience.

 

Unlike some other camps’ counselor-in-training programs, participation in this program is not pipeline to becoming a summer staff member and does not guarantee future employment.  This program trains leadership skills that can be used anywhere and does not focus on camp skills.

 

To be eligible to apply, you must

  • Have attended Camp Boggy Creek as a camper or a sibling

  • Be 17 or 18 years old

  • Be in good standing with Camp

  • Have a willingness to learn

  • Be able to work in a team environment

  • Be responsible in the management of your illness

 

With an application process designed to mirror a standard job application, the learning begins from the moment an individual chooses to apply.  The application process consists of completing an application online, completing medical paperwork, submitting a letter of recommendation and completing a phone interview.  Because the application process is a learning opportunity, the applicant (former camper) must be the primary contact and do the application process work, rather than a parent/guardian being the contact and doing the work.  We want applicants to start practicing making phone calls and answering e-mails during the application process.

For the summer of 2022, the program will be virtual via Zoom again! Click here for more information.

Want to receive information about this summer's Leader in Training Program? Send us your name and the last year you were a Boggy Creek camper.

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