Our camp counselors are primarily college students who are studying fields such as education, recreation, sociology, and psychology and want the experience of working with children. All Nebraska 4- H Camp staff complete a thorough application process which includes a written application, employment history, three reference checks, verification of skills and certifications, a personal interview, and a background check. Hired staff are required to complete a two week long training program prior to working with campers. Training includes CPR/First Aid certification and emergency preparedness, child development, group management, how to help with homesickness and much more. Staff at each camp are trained in safety and facilitation practices for the program activities at their site (e.g., archery, lifeguarding, and challenge course).