Employment Applications for Camp Staff, Instructors, Counselors, Junior Counselors and Volunteers and seasonal staff are available at the town hall and on the links below. If you want to work Summer Camp 2018 - Please send in your application early! The deadline this year will be Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Please get your application in early as each qualified candidate will be interviewed.
- Click here for: Employment Application
- Click here for: Junior Counselor Application (Junior Counselors must be 14 years old)
Junior River Ranger Program: (2017-2018)
The Wild and Scenic Rivers program of the National Park Service along with the Farmington River Coordinating Committee is offering the Junior River Ranger Program for youth. Children are able to pick up an activity booklet at the Farmington River Coordinating Committee's office at Squires Tavern, The Stone Museum at People's State Forest, Barkhamsted Town Hall in the main office. All children that attended the Barkhamsted Recreation Commission's Summer Camp will recieve a booklet during camp and complete fun lessons throughout our camp week. Once your child completes their book and has it signed off at one of the above locations, they will receive their badge and award.
The Junior River Ranger program is modeled after the Junior Rangers program found in many national parks. The program allows youth to explore the Wild and Scenic Upper Farmington River and provide them with opportunities to protect and learn more about the river. The River Rangers will be given an activity booklet that teaches them about Wild and Scenic Rivers, the rivers’ special attributes, and how they can help be ambassadors for our incredibly beautiful river.
The booklet has activities that get youth and families out on the river and participate in hands on exploring and learning. The program is geared for children aged 6-12 years old, but all youth are encouraged to participate if they want to. Once the youth complete the booklet, they can hand it in, have it checked, and receive a badge and certificate stating they are now a Junior River Ranger.
For more information on the program, contact Stephan Bastrzycki, River Steward at the Farmington River Coordinating Committee, or check out the committee’s website. If you would like to help with the program or as an volunteer assistant river steward, volunteers are always welcome!