Our teen leaders are the heart and soul of Bonney Lake Day Camp and it just wouldn't be the same without them! Our Program Aides (PA's) and Volunteers In Training (VIT's) are what make BLDC special.
What is a PA/VIT?
Program Aides (PA's) are a group of girls in 6th grade or above who are role models for younger Girl Scouts. PA's have the opportunity to learn and experience what leadership is. PA's are guided by Girl Scout Volunteers and Volunteers in Training to earn their Program Aide award and prepare to take on a leadership role during BLDC.
Volunteers In Training (VIT's) are a group of PA's in 9th grade or above who spend 3 - 6 months planning and executing BLDC activities. They serve as key members of the camp leadership team and help develop the leadership skills of the PA's they lead.
What are some things PA/VIT's will learn?
PA/VIT's will learn all the skills, songs, and games that they may be required to teach campers during day camp including knots, food preparation, flag ceremony, fire building/safety, leave no trace principles, knife safety, and first aid. In addition, they will learn how to communicate with younger girls, how to handle conflict, age-appropriate activity planning, and how to develop and deliver programming.
Training begins in September or October and runs through May. There is typically a weekend long retreat in early June to prepare for camp and sometimes an additional weekend long retreat in the fall.
For more information about the teen leadership experience contact the Program Aide Director:
Stephanie (aka Tigger)
9205 198th Ave. E
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Retreat dates: Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9