Counselor-in-Training and Junior Counselors

Counselor-in-Training (rising Juniors)
Our CIT program is specially designed to provide rising juniors in high school with leadership opportunities while having a fantastic camp experience in a small group setting. Junior Leaders live in a cabin with campers and a lead counselor.  Throughout the two weeks, they gain real-world experience assisting in a variety of program areas such as field games, camp festivals, and more. Certifications for belay instructors and junior lifeguards are available in this program.  CIT's venture out as a team on two trips which include an overnight backpacking trip and white water rafting trip. $2,250 (fall and early-bird enrollment discounts available).

Junior Counselors (rising seniors)
For rising high school seniors who wish to apply for a full summer counseling position in the future. Junior Counselors (JC's) live in a cabin with campers and a lead counselor.  JC's work in activity areas of interest as assistant instructors.  CIT's also help lead Theme Day, assist with meal set up, and participate in an out-of-camp trip.  The Junior Counselor is not a paid position but JC's receive pocket money during their out-of-camp excursion.  

Explore the Camp

Our location has been described by many as breathtaking. As you follow the trail through the riverside meadows and across the bridge you come to our “camp village.” Here you will find our office, health center, dining hall, cabins, art center, and a host of recreational and training facilities such as our sports fields, basketball court, bike skills park, equestrian arena, pond, climbing walls, challenge course, swimming pool, and more. Beyond the camp village is where much of the magic takes place amongst the meadows and endless forest. Savoring a freshly picked carrot from our gardens or taking in the view from the high meadows on a mountain board run are long remembered. It is here where the fundamental joy of being a kid is all the excitement that is needed.

A Typical Day at Camp

When building Camp Hidden Meadows’ daily program, we chose a schedule that balances both structure and freedom. We have ample time to play as well as to build skills, and our goal is to offer activities intended to spark the creative spirit. Morning workshops allow in depth exploration and skill building through participation in the same activity each day. Afternoons include a wide variety of activities and an opportunity to try something new for one period. Afternoons are also when our Out of Camp Trips and New Adventures happen! Small class sizes and our desire to offer some of the familiar along with the spectacular continue to make our program unique and memorable.

Sequoia Activities

Camp Hidden Meadows offers a wide variety of instruction and activities.Children experience these activities in an environment which fosters personal growth, individual responsibility, and active participation in the camp community.

Aquatics

  • Canoeing
  • Dam Building
  • Kayaking
  • Polar Bear Plunge!
  • Pool Party
  • Recreational Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Swim Instruction
  • Waterslide
  • White Water Rafting

Sports and Fitness

  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Gaga Ball
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Yoga

Creative Arts

  • Arts & Crafts
  • CHM Radio Station
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Friendship Bracelets
  • GoPro Video & Editing
  • Guitar and Singing
  • Jewelry Making
  • Leather Crafts
  • Model Rocketry
  • Pottery
  • Sketching and Painting
  • Tie-Dye
  • Woodworking

Science Exploration

  • Ecology Hikes
  • Stream Hikes
  • Stream Studies

Outdoor Adventure

  • 1000-Foot Zip Line
  • Backpacking
  • Fishing
  • High Ropes Course
  • Hiking
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Mountain Bike Skills Course
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Outdoor Climbing Tower
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tree Climbing
  • Woodland Zip Line

Nature and Animals

  • Care of Farm Animals
  • Farm to Table Cooking
  • Horse Care Classes
  • Horseback Riding
  • Nature Crafts
  • Organic Gardening

Out of Camp Trips and New Adventures

  • Cooking Extravaganza
  • Climbing Combo
  • Green Bank Observatory: Astronomy Science Center
  • Greenbrier River Rail Trail Bike Trip
  • Lake Buffalo
  • Mountain Boarding Mega-Afternoon
  • Rock Climbing at Seneca Rocks
  • Steam Train Excursion! (New)
  • Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure
  • White Water Rafting Trip
  • Zip Line Canopy Tour

Optional Program Enrichments

  • Equestrian Camp
  • Fly Fishing Clinic
  • Horse Riding Lessons

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