Program Aides are counselors going into 8th-12th grade in the fall of 2024.
Being a PA gives an amazing opportunity to lead younger campers and be a role model for the campers to look up to.
How can I be a PA?
PA applicants must have the desire to work with younger girls in an outdoor setting. Being a PA requires a great deal of patience toward a wide variety of campers and adults.
PAs must be entering grades 8-12 in the fall of 2024 and have completed day camp or council-sponsored "Program Aide Core & Specialization Training." PAs must commit to attending camp all day, every day.
PAs must also submit their Program Aide Applications through Google Forms. Click below to submit your application questions.
Program Aide Application Questions Link
How are PAs placed in units or stations?
PA placement is a long, hard process. We try to make sure every PA has a great time at camp whether in a unit or running an outdoor skills station.
Since WoW has a large amount of PAs (which we love!) we try to make it so if you were in a unit one year, the next year you will be in a station. This is generally how we place PAs. LITs are in the last year of being a PA, so they will receive priority placement in units if they wish.
We try to avoid placing buddy requests for PAs within units. If you request a buddy, please be aware that the buddy request may not be honored, or may only be honored in an outdoor station.
It is important to note on your PA Application Questions if you are not comfortable being placed with a certain age level.
Placements will be announced at the PA Overnight.
Am I an LIT?
LIT (Leader-in-Training) is a level of Program Aides for the Senior in high school leaders. LITs will register as a PA, but will have increased responsibility during the week. Before camp, the LITs will get together to plan the PA Overnight. During the overnight, they will run the activities and trainings.
Once a PA has completed the LIT year, in their first year as an adult volunteer, all returning leaders will receive a honorary camp sweatshirt with their camp name printed on the back!