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2017 GUU Camp Counselor Application

West Virginia GEAR UP

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

2017 GUU Camp Counselor Application

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GEAR UP U 2017 will be held on the Concord University main campus in Athens, WV from June 14 -17, 2017! Approximately 200 rising sophomores from West Virginia GEAR UP high schools will participate in this three-day, four-night on-campus college experience.


Concord University Research and Development Corporation in conjunction with West Virginia GEAR UP will hire twenty camp counselors to serve at GEAR UP U. As a camp counselor, you will be responsible for the following



Staff Support – Counselors will assist with the implementation of the camp schedule and supervise their group of campers (approximately ten students) to ensure that students adhere to the GEAR UP U Code of Conduct and benefit from GEAR UP U.


Academic & Personal Support – Counselors must encourage students to remain in school and achieve the standards necessary to enroll in postsecondary education. The majority of this aspect will be demonstrated in the nightly “mentoring” sessions facilitated by the camp counselors. (Amentoringcurriculum and talking points will be available as a guide.)


Goal Development and Encouragement – Counselors must help students to set goals for themselves and plan steps to realize those goals, and—ultimately—their dreams.


Friendship and Guidance – Counselors must listen and show an interest in students— especially those who might not otherwise receive much attention or support.


Accountability and Positive Examples – Counselors must serve as a reliable resource for students, and be honest, trustworthy and dependable. Counselors should also encourage students to adhere to positive values as exemplified by the counselor.


If you are interested, complete this application no later than March 1, 2017.  Applying to be a Camp Counselor at GEAR UP U is a competitive and professional work-based experience. The application process will consist of reviewing applications, contacting your references, interviewing with the camp director, and passing a personal background check.  


If you have questions about GEAR UP U or the camp counselor position, please contact Melissa Gattuso at


For more information about GEAR UP U 2017, check out the webpage

Have questions about 2017 GUU Camp Counselor Application? Contact West Virginia GEAR UP

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Concord University
1000 Vermillion Street
Athens, WV 24712

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

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