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FAQs About Junior Counselors


We are grateful for your interest in becoming a Junior Counselor. Below you will find some FAQs about being a JC. If you have other questions, feel free to email your question to: info@campalandale.org.

What is camp like?

The uniqueness of this camp is focused on giving children a real outdoor experience with lots of opportunity for one-on-one interaction with counselors. Our camper-to-counselor ratio in the summer is 2:1 and in the winter 1:1. During the summer, as many as 26 campers attend and sleep in tents, cook their own food over a stove, and serve each other. They learn practical Christian servanthood and love for each other through crafts, hiking, swimming, games, campfires, singing, and of course Bible studies, stories, and lessons. During the winter, all campers who attended a summer camp are invited back for a weekend. Only 10-12 campers attend each weekend, which allows for a more informal program and a more intimate, family-oriented setting.
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What is the history of the Junior Counselor program?

The JC program began with one JC who helped the directors accomplish the behind-the-scenes work of camp. This JC brought so much fun and excitement to camp program as a whole that a formal JC program was put in place.
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What is the purpose of Camp Alandale?

The purpose of Camp Alandale is to provide a Christian camp experience to children who have been abused. Our program is designed so that children will build relationships with other campers, the counselors and staff, and most importantly with Jesus Christ, through whom they will experience healing, direction, and purpose in their disrupted lives.
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What is the camp program like?

Our program incorporates principles of evangelism and disciple-making. It is designed to introduce and lead an unbeliever to saving faith in Jesus Christ and to help them commit his or her life to following Jesus with the help of the Holy Spirit in everything they do. We emphasize prayer, Bible study, and asking difficult questions about life. Because of the 2:1 camper-to-counselor ratio, there are lots of opportunities for individual counseling. The success of the camp program falls on the relationships that are built between counselors and campers, for it is in relationships that trust is built where a camper is able to open up his or her heart the love of the Jesus Christ.
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When are summer camps?

Our summer programs typically begin in the middle of June and run through the middle of August. We have five days camps, Monday-Friday, for 4th-6th grade and 7th-9th grade. For 10th-12th, camp weeks run for six days, Monday-Saturday. You can look at the calendar for this year's camp dates.
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When are winter camps?

Winter camps typically begin the first weekend in January and run through the end of March. All winter camps are weekend camps and run Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.
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Where is Camp Alandale located?

Camp Alandale is located near Idyllwild, CA in the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains at an elevation of 6,000 ft. You can view a map and see the location and address of camp by clicking here.