Here are a few of the countless reasons that are frequently expressed: To make lots of new friends in your area, other states, and even other countries To spend a summer in the great outdoors where nature prevails To acquire experiential education (learning by doing) and new skills that will last a lifetime To be part of an effective team and to cooperate with others to get things done To learn how to lead others and to apply leadership skills To undertake and fulfill meaningful challenges and to earn the satisfaction of doing a job well To work with youth and adults of all ages To serve others (the most noble and fulfilling pursuit of all) To give something back for the opportunities you have received To live in a wholesome environment based on the Scout Oath and Law To have meaningful spiritual experiences To have the advice, counsel, and support of senior staff who are dedicated to helping you succeed To be paid and receive food and lodging in return for something challenging and fun To be considered for jobs of greater responsibility and to receive letters of recommendation for other pursuits To learn vocational skills that can help in outside employment or assist with vocational education To have fun
Directors: Each program area is headed by a qualified director. Some of these positions such as the Aquatics, Nature/Ecology, Shooting Sports and Climbing Directors must be certified from the BSA's National Camp School. Other directors are selected for their unique qualifications for that program area. All directors are required to be age 18+, and some must be 21+. Age requirements appear on the application.
Program Staff: These are the most public Camp Yawgoog members as you see them every day working on merit badges, first class skills and other fun activities like sailing and archery. Program staff members must be 15+ years old to serve on staff.
Support Staff: These are the members of the Camp Yawgoog who work behind the scenes like the kitchen crew preparing 3 wholesome meals a day, reservation services that see to Troop’s needs, trading post staff who supplies your extra nutritional content each day and office staff that help to make everything come together. The minimum age for staff varies by the area being served. Check the age requirements on the application
Counselor in Training Corps:A young Scout, age 14-15 years old, spends time in a variety of program areas in a non-paid capacity. The C.I.T. Corp Scoutmaster tailors the program for the Staff In Training Corp member to best match their skills and the needs of the program at camp. Assignments are usually for 2 weeks but may be extended or reduced upon needs of the camp.
Staff Events and Fun: As a member of the Yawgoog Staff there are many exciting activities that only you can be a part of. Besides what is listed above, you will be able to participate in Staff Banquets and Steak Roasts You will go on the “Rocky Point Trip” (actually it’s Six Flags) You can take a night out to Washington County Fair. You will be able to participate in Staff Auctions, "Drive-in" movie nights, Ice Cream socials.