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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Cabin Leader! Cabin Leaders are an important part of the team of Cabin Leaders, teachers, and naturalists that make Shady Creek a unique and wonderful experience for thousands of fifth and sixth graders each year. The Cabin Leader’s job is both challenging and extremely rewarding. Cabin Leaders have the responsibility of leading young people through a fun and exciting week of learning in an outdoor classroom. Their primary concern is always for the safety and well-being of the kids. You will spend just one week of your life with these children, but the experiences you’ll share are bound to leave memories for you and your kids that will last a lifetime. You will learn as they learn. Without a doubt you will discover new things about yourself. The more energy, enthusiasm, and caring you put into this week, the better experience the students will have and the more you will receive in return.
Shady Creek Outdoor School is a place that teaches children about the natural environment, outdoor skills, and cultural history. Along with the students, Cabin Leaders will have the chance to learn about these subjects. Shady Creek is also a place where young people learn important social skills – living with a new group of students in beautiful but unfamiliar surroundings – developing self-confidence and a sense of independence during a week of outdoor adventure and learning. The role of Cabin Leader at Shady Creek is one of leadership. The key to a great week at Shady Creek is for you to provide the direction, guidance, and leadership your kids need, while filling the week with all the fun and good times you can muster.
Should you be interested in applying to be a camp Cabin Leader, contact your high school counselor's office. Schools that attend Shady Creek contact their area high schools looking for Cabin Leaders. The forms on this website can be downloaded, filled out and turned in to your high school counseling department.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at (530) 822-2478.