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Camp Hawk Counselors

Returning Camp Hawk Counselors

Important Dates:

  • Applications Available – Monday, October 4, 2021
  • Applications Due – Monday, October 11, 2021
  • Interviews – Monday, October 18 – Friday, October 21, 2021
  • New CHC Group Interviews – Wednesday, February 2 & Thursday, February 3, 2022
  • New CHC Individual Interviews – Monday, February 7 – Friday, February 11, 2022

Returning Camp Hawk Counselor Training:

  • November 4, 2021 – 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • November 11, 2021 – 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • November 18, 2021 – 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • December 2, 2021 – 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • Monday, January 31, 2022 – 4:30pm-6:00pm

New Camp Hawk Counselors

Important Dates:

  • Applications Available – November 8, 2021
  • Applications Due – Friday, January 28, 2022
  • New OL Group Interviews – Wednesday, February 2 & Thursday, February 3, 2022
  • New OL Individual Interviews – Monday, February 7 – Friday, February 11, 2022

Camp Hawk Counselor Training

  • OFYE Staff Retreat – Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • February 28, 2022 – CHC Training #1 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 7, 2022 – CHC Training #2 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 21, 2022 – CHC Training #3 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • March 28, 2022 – CHC Training #4 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 4, 2022 – CHC Training #5 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 11, 2022 – CHC Training #6 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 18, 2022 – CHC Training #7 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • April 25, 2022 – CHC Training #8 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • May 2, 2022 – CHC Training #9 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Camp Hawk Counselor Position Description 2021-2022

Camp Hawk Counselors (CHCs) are student role models who serve a vital role in the transition of our first-year students into the Lehigh community. Camp Hawk Counselors are dedicated leaders who possess strong communication skills, a desire to be part of a team, and pride in Lehigh University. CHCs work together to facilitate activities and foster connections with a small group of first-year students throughout the weekend of Camp Hawk and throughout the fall semester. This is a great way to get involved, meet new friends and make a difference!

Requirements

  • Must be a current full-time Lehigh University student
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and be in good standing with the University
  • Must abide by all University policies
  • Must be able to attend all Spring training sessions on Mondays from 4:30pm-6:00pm EST and the OFYE Staff Retreat on Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • Must be able to return to campus and participate in a retreat Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 2022
  • Must be able to attend at all spring and fall trainings, and be available to attend the Great Pocono Escape on either the 2nd or 3rd weekend of September
  • Camp Hawk Counselors have the opportunity to return to campus early to help the OFYE Staff with behind-the-scenes tasks for summer planning, training and assistance from Saturday, August 13 - Friday, August 19, 2022.

Responsibilities of a Camp Hawk Counselor

  • Lead a small group of first-year students throughout Camp Hawk
  • Facilitate meaningful conversations with first-year students
  • Role model appropriate academic and social behaviors to incoming students
  • Work with a team of approximately 10-12 other Camp Hawk Counselors, the Camp Hawk Coordinator, the OFYE Graduate Assistant, and the Director of First-Year Experience
  • Attend weekly spring and early fall training/planning sessions
  • Attend a Camp Hawk Counselor retreat early in the fall semester   
  • Have fun!

The Perks of Being a Camp Hawk Counselor

  • Opportunity to mentor and facilitate a group of first-year students
  • Develop public speaking, diplomacy, and other interpersonal skills
  • Work with numerous leaders on campus and gain confidence in your own leadership abilities
  • A free weekend away from Lehigh, including transportation, meals, and supplies
  • Receive one-of-a-kind Camp Hawk gear
  • New friends and lots of memories!