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  • Outdoor School

    At Big Lake Youth Camp

Interested in volunteering at Big Lake? Want to learn how to lead a cabin of kids, while experiencing crazy amounts of fun and energy? Apply to be a counselor at Big Lake’s Outdoor School. Lead a group of 6-9 6th graders through their outdoor school experience and assist certified teachers in outdoor instruction. Check out the different elements of this awesome experience and sign up by clicking the tab below.



Set a positive atmosphere for your own cabin of campers. A school sponsor (above 21) will be there to assist you, but you will set the tone for your campers experience. Lead out in cabin cheers, cabin worships, and repeat after me songs that your campers will remember well after leaving camp.


Meet with your classes certified teacher before the 6th graders arrive and learn how to lead educational games, teach small instructional activities, and explain concepts to kids who might not have understood directions.


Connect with other High School Students from around Oregon. We meet a day before Outdoor School to train and get to know each other. While outdoor school is going, you’ll get to know other counselors even better, sharing similar counseling experiences and meeting together for debrief sessions.


Being a counselor at Outdoor School is an experience many remember for years to come. However, volunteering as a counselor does take a commitment on your part. Big Lake believes that the learning you experience as an Outdoor School Counselor should not be chosen at the expense of success at home.

Counselors miss 4 days of school, and with that reality please consider these expectations:

Counselors come

• willing to serve kids and Christ

• in good academic standing

• with written school consent and a plan for making up work

Outdoor School Counselor Application

Please fill out this form to be considered for Winter Outdoor School held Feb 4-8, 2018. The deadline for this application is TBD.
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Returning Outdoor School Counselor

Are you interested in returning? Please start by filling out your application. The deadline for this application is February 3, 2018.
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