What is a Junior Camp Counselor?

The Junior Camp Counselor Program at the High Street Arts Center provides training ground and mentorship program to those who are looking to learn more about leadership and teaching positions in theatre. Junior Counselors work directly with the Senior Camp Staff, and in the process develop skills and learn techniques for working with young children. Camp is offered to youths ages nine to seventeen. Typically the goal of the camp program is to a full production with the camp performers. After auditions, the camps are divided into two groups: an older camp and a younger camp. Jr. Counselors will be assigned both a camp and a specific group of campers within that camp for whom they will be responsible. Junior Counselors work with the Camp Staff to help their campers build to both a successful camp experience and performance.

Who can be a Junior Camp Counselor?

Any teen who has completed grades 10-12 AND is either 1) a Moorpark Unified School District Student, 2) has participated in a previous Team High Street Camp or 3) a previous High Street main stage show.

When is camp?

Camp typically takes place June to July with performances late July 21-24. Camp hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00-2:00. Additional hours are required the week before tech week and tech week as we build up to performance.

Where does the camp take place?

Both of the camps take place at the High Street Arts Center Complex. The camps rotate from being in the Theater (45 High Street), Studio 61 (61 High Street), and 33 (33 High Street).

Why should I be a Junior Camp Counselor?

Experiences and work/leadership roles such as this look impressive on a resume when applying to both colleges and jobs. Serving as a Junior Camp Counselor will give you:
  • Leadership Experience
  • Teaching Experience
  • Work Experience
  • Opportunities to Meet New People
  • Opportunities to Learn New Skills
  • Opportunities to have LOTS of FUN this Summer!

How do I apply to be a Junior Camp Counselor?

All you need to do is fill out the Junior Camp Counselor Application. The instructions for submission are on the application form.