Friday, February 29, 2008

Catholic Youth Camp seeks counselors

By Laura Andrews
Cardinal Staff

Catholic Youth Camp, Minnesota’s only full-season Catholic camp, is hiring camp counselors for the summer.

Located on Big Sandy Lake in McGregor, Minn., CYC hires counselors to work in pairs, each pair assigned to a cabin of 12-14 girls or boys ranging from first-grade to 12th-grade. Counselors lead campers through daily activities, including arts and crafts, archery, games, skits, canoeing, fishing, swimming and tubing.

All camp counselors must go through a full week of training before campers arrive. Counselors must be at least 19 years old and be first-aid and CPR certified before beginning their training.

Natalie King, program director of CYC, invites all, Catholic and non-Catholic, to apply, stressing that “everyone is welcome at CYC.”

King, who graduated from Saint Mary’s University in 2004 with a political science degree, said, “I know what it feels like to be in college and to be thinking, ‘What am I going to do with my life’?”

King said that “working at CYC will teach you about yourself and help you figure out what makes you happy.”

CYC applications are available online at Any questions can be emailed to

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