Junior Counselor Program

Teens who will complete high school prior to the summer may apply to be Junior Counselors. If you are new to Camp Kudzu and/or were not a Counselor-in-Training, don’t worry, you can still apply!


Each summer, 24 Junior Counselors will be selected each summer based on their application and group interview as well as their skills and preparedness exhibited as CITs (if applicable).

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They will go through leadership training and diabetes education programming as well as get to know each other during a training week at the beginning of the summer.

Following that week, they will choose a week of camp where they will serve in a camper cabin as a Junior Counselor. They will get to hone in on their leadership skills and get hands-on experience and guidance from current counselors as they move towards that role! They will spend their entire week with their cabin while they check-in with the JC leader and/or Medical Director at least once a day.



2020 Junior Counselor Training Week

May 26 – May 30

Camp High Harbour
Lake Allatoon

Additionally, they will choose to attend one of the following weeks:

Session 3 

June 6th – 12th

Camp Twin Lakes
Session 4

August 1st – 8th

Camp Barney Medintz


The Junior Counselor applications open in late fall and must be completed by the end of the following January. We will hold in-person group interviews in early spring. Special arrangements may be made for out-of-town applicants to conduct interviews via SparkHire.

The Junior Counselor applications will open on December 3, 2019. Applications AND References must be turned in no later than January 31, 2020.  In-person group interviews will be held on February 22 & 23, 2020. Potential JCs will choose one of the group interview dates to attend.

If you have any questions about our Leadership Development Program, please contact Anna Rambo at (404) 495-4862 or arambo@campkudzu.org.


The cost for Junior Counselors is $800, including a $100 non-refundable deposit. Payments for JCs are due by the beginning of their second session that summer. Payment plans are available. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Camp Kudzu offers scholarships. If you have questions about scholarship qualifications, please call us at (404) 250-1811.

Click here to learn more about our Scholarships!

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