The Horsin' Around 4-H Club is part of the Monroe County 4-H program. The main purpose of 4-H is to develop critical life skills by utilizing programs that focus on agriculture and animal husbandry. During my time as a member in 4-H, I served as the club Treasurer for 4 years. My main duties encompassed managing the club funds and assisting in organizing fundraisers.
I believe the experiences I have had throughout my childhood and now as a young adult would make me a great camp counselor. I have always enjoyed the outdoors. I often went hiking at Chestnut Ridge State Park and my family loved to go camping in Allegany. I’ve played many sports throughout my childhood including soccer, softball and gymnastics. In high school I started working as a gymnastics club leading workouts and creating circuits to build young children’s strength and abilities. I also became the captain of the varsity cheerleading team my senior year. Now in college, I am an early childhood/childhood education major with a concentration in math. I am a part of the education club on campus as well as Fredonia Greek Life.
I, Jonathan Kale Haywood, tend to be a humble person; however, when it comes to YMCA Camp Cosby, I feel like I can make a difference in the place I love. Camp Cosby has done so much for me, and I want to make sure that the Cosby Spirit lives on. I want to instill the values that I have learned at Cosby in others so that the world can be a better place. Camp Cosby is an experience that every camper learns something about themselves, and sometimes the parents also learn a lesson or
My 4-H experience has helped me immensely in my high school coursework, and has greatly influenced my involvement in high school activities. First, 4-H has taught me to work hard. This hard work in the classroom has led me to maintain a very high GPA, and give me honors as an Academic All-State Football Player for the state of Iowa. 4-H has taught me to manage my time wisely, and to be a leader in my activities. As I am involved in many activities, hold down a job on a 1,000 sow farrowing unit, and support many more activities at the school, I have had to discover a way to manage my time that allows me to be successful at each of those activities. While being heavily involved in activities at the high school level, I plan to be just as involved
Many children do not like to be the center of attention. This is because they are shy or even they think they will make a fool of themselves. Many people when they get into the show ring for the first time they usually freeze for a moment and all their emotions just show up all at once, the first minute they are proud and the next they are scared of what the judge is gonna say. Showing may not be for everyone but 4-H and FFA have many more different activities than just showing livestock. For example there is archery, plant science, crop science, and many, many more things that you could do. This would help someone like me get out of my comfort zone and meet new people and still do something I am passionate about. I may be scared of talking
Before I became a camp counselor, I attended counselor training for a few days. During these days we discussed how to deal with children that became homesick, upset, or angry. We talked about how to show kids how to be comfortable talking to God and praying. Since this was a church camp we discussed how we would teach the bible study every day of the week we counseled. After the training week I had to prepare many things on my own. I prepared games and crafts for my cabin of girls to participate in. I prepared myself mentally for the task I was about to attempt to complete. The day before the camp week started I arrived at the cabin to make it as comfortable and welcoming as it could be for the eight girls that would arrive the next day. My
When I started doing cheerleading in high school, I discovered the Leadership Council. It was a small of group of cheerleaders that participated in activities in order to provide service to our community. On a Monday, after school, we drove to a trailer park to participate in an organization. That was the start of my involvement with The Path Project. When I first got there, I realized that it was a community where kids were not worried about petty things, instead they were concerned about what they would eat the next day or how they would focus at school. Children in this situation are not able to enjoy being children because they are dealing with poverty, abuse, and neglect. This was a community full of at-risk children and teenagers who
In addition to allocating my time to achieve the best grades possible, I enjoy being involved in many different programs outside of the classroom. I’ve always understood that grades alone do not tell much about a person’s character, so I began volunteering regularly in order to make a positive impact in the lives of others. For the past three summers, I have dedicated a portion of each summer to building my character and leadership skills at Peeler and Leonard Recreation Centers in Greensboro, as part of the Counselor in Training Program. My responsibilities were to lead certain camp activities, to mentor the campers, and to ensure their safety, all while making sure that the kids in the camp were having an exciting summer. During my time in
Direction is important in life as well as in any organization to know who you are, where you are going, and why you are part of it. The following sections contain the mission of Camp Cho-Yeh and the purpose of our counselors. In the past few years, Cho-Yeh's Board of Directors and management team have reevaluated who we are as a company and what we exist to do. We are excited to say that we have developed a new mission statement that fits exactly who we are as a ministry! God, in his perfect plan, has brought us here to be a part of his ministry. The role holds
After six years of working with children and teens, I have gained the knowledge and experience to know how to approach different situations and children. I have developed the ability to learn, observe and implicate what I have seen to make the lessons more enjoyable and relatable to the students. I am outgoing and high energy and I believe that it my genial personality can radiate throughout the camp. As a high school student, I have taught myself multiple languages and have created a curriculum for Unity that I taught to high school students. I also know a great deal about iD Tech camps since I have attended the Yale Robotics Course, the Adelphi Java Course and the Princeton Arduino Course. This program has helped me discover a love for coding
As a Junior Counselor at Camp Graham Girl Scouts Camp I watched after all of the kids, planned fun academically charged events, and made sure everything ran smoothly. This organization gives strong leadership characteristics and other vital skills to young girls of all ages. It also provides positive role models for them to aspire to become. After attending Camp Graham for my summers as a kid, I looked up to the counselors and someday dreamed of becoming one. This dream became a reality this summer. From this inspirational life changing experience I learned how to be fun, how to be a leader, and most of all; I learned how to be a role model for children to strive to one day be like. I helped mold young girls love for reading, STEM, and other
I have been active in my school all 3 years of High school. Being apart of clubs and maintaining a 3.5 or higher GPA has always been apart of my performance. This shows dedication for my education, and my commitment to this high school. Teen green was the first club that I attended for Galion. My sophomore year I became a representative for student council helping out my school with different projects. School sport has also been a fun activity for me. Playing in school sports had taught me teamwork, being responsible and sportsmanship. On my time outside of school I volunteered at the Galion Community Hospital. Balancing school work and all the clubs I attend, I work 15-20 hours a week. Working has taught me real work problems and dealing with
While the campers met their own counselors, their parents signed them in and were given the news letter containing the activity for the entire week together with other information. The atmosphere was very friendly and welcoming. Each camper had undivided
The day I went to Panther Camp truly effected how I embarked my first year as a Panther. The experience surpassed not only my expectations, but also the majority of campers who were present. The bulk of the experience was about opening up and finding yourself. Whether it was from permitting yourself to be vulnerable and share past experiences from your own life or merely listening to someone else’s adversities. Allowing us all to discover who we are as individuals and broaden our perspective about the world around us. By the end of camp, nearly every camper felt like they came out of the Twilight Zone. It seemed impossible that in a three day span a group of people could become so encouraging of one another, which undeniably changed how I regarded myself for the better. Along with, learning a considerable amount about each other that it was as if we spent our entire lives together. In a sense, I found a family to being my journey with at
Leadership is a vital characteristic to be successful. Managers are often called to act as both a leader and a businessman. Finding a balance between managing and leading can be the difference between success and failure. Managers are asked to control their employees and promote the welfare of the business. Leaders, on the other hand, focus on fostering their mentees welfare and turning weaknesses into strengths.