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In my area, kids have to pay to be counselors at the local camps. Well, they have to pay for a summer worth of "counselor training" and then come back the next year. It's sort of crap.My 14 year old has been trying to get accepted by the library as a volunteer, but they haven't been very good at getting back to her. From what I've seen, they normally accept every kid who shows up at the door, but she's been making lots of phone calls that never get returned. I'm beginning to wonder if it's because she's gay and not very private about it, dresses and cuts her hair "like a boy", etc. There are some small minded assholes in this town, unfortunately.
Scott I'll look into it again. She went to the same camp for 3 years (with a one year break to go to a camp in an affluent area instead.. big mistake there) and my understanding was that if you don't do CIT there, you can pretty much forget being a counselor as CITs get shortlisted. Maybe other camps in the area are different.The reason I like the library idea is that she can reach it on her bike without needing to be shuttled.