Georgia Trout Camp Young Mentor Information and Guidelines
Young Mentors are a very important part of the Georgia Trout Camp. Boys and girls who have completed Trout Camp, and who are between the ages of 15 and 18, may apply to be a Young Mentor. Those who are eighteen years old by the time Camp begins can be “regular” mentors.
The target number of young mentors will be four (4). Every effort will be made to have a female Young Mentor. Young Mentors will be expected to stay for the duration of the camp and to participate in all camp activities. They are expected to set an example of good behavior and be willing and able to assist in all areas of camp.
Application deadline is March 1st . Young Mentors will be selected and notified in early April.
Contact: Charlie Breithaupt, Georgia Trout Camp Coordinator
(706) 782-6954 email@example.com
Some of the expectations are:
- Leading campers to and from meals in the dining area.
- Assisting instructors in any and every teaching situation including the work projects with DNR and USFS personnel.
- Demonstrating/teaching/encouraging stream etiquette at all times.
- Attending and helping campers during early morning casting practice.
- Young Mentors should feel comfortable with casting techniques taught in our camp.
- Assisting with fly tying. Young Mentors should know basic techniques and be willing and able to help campers.
- Assisting/helping campers learn to “read the water” while fly-fishing on the streams.
- Knowing all knots tied in Camp and be willing and able to help campers.
- Assisting with the Casting Contest as needed.
- Keeping up with their own gear, and helping campers keep up with theirs.
- Being accountable for a small group (about 6) of campers...getting up, getting gear, getting on the bus etc.