The Youth Mini Session pairs campers, age 6-17, with energetic and compassionate student volunteers, known as Junior Counselors, who are in direct care of their assigned camper. Adult volunteers, known as Senior Staff, supervise the Junior Counselors and provide leadership for the various activities. The Junior Counselors provide round-the-clock care and participate with their camper in recreation, crafts and entertainment revolving around an annual theme.

In addition to having a Junior Counselor, each camper also has a Peer Buddy with them for the entire session. Peer Buddies are positive, enthusiastic role models (ages 6-17) whose whole job is to be a good friend to their camper.

For many of our campers, the Camp PARC experience may be their first time away from home and their loved ones. The three-person team of Junior Counselor, Camper, and Peer Buddy give a little extra support and attention to these younger campers; the Peer Buddy gives the Junior Counselor a helping hand, and the Peer Buddy gains the valuable opportunity for growth and service at a young age.

Youth Mini-Camp Session will be held July 14 - July 17, 2019. The tuition for the 2019 Youth Mini Session is $200.

For more information or to receive an application, please contact Ted or Judy Risch, Camp Directors, at (814) 410-5343 or email