Who are the Youth Rally Counselors?
Youth Rally Counselors are adults of all ages (minimum age to apply is 19), most of whom live with the same bowel and/or bladder conditions as the camper participants. Through their own life experiences with medical and surgical challenges, counselors and CITs have first-hand knowledge of what the campers are or may be facing and can provide the needed support to promote self-confidence and independence. They are leaders and mentors. Many Youth Rally Counselors/CITs were once campers themselves.
Youth Rally counselors have a number of responsibilities throughout the week including:
- Facilitation of peer discussion and medical diagnosis groups
- Coordination/assistance with Youth Rally programming
- Enforcement of all Youth Rally Policies and Camper Code of Conduct
- Participation in and planning of Youth Rally activities
- Assisting Nurses as needed and as asked
- Ambassadors of FUN!
First time Counselors
All first-time Youth Rally Counselors will participate in an on-site Counselor-in-Training (CIT) mentor-ship program - an extension of the on-site orientation that will continue throughout the week while at camp with specific focus on leadership. Read this call for leaders written by YRC President and CEO, Paul Hastings.