Southern District 4-H Horse Camp Staff are adult volunteer leaders (over 21 years of age) and bring a variety of equine experiences and expertise to camp.  We depend on the dedication of our staff members to have a successful camp.  Counselors help with camp in a variety of ways. 
  • Class Instructors - Teach horse-related classes.
  • Class Assistant - Assist class instructors, help supervise the class and perform tact checks before campers mount their horses. 
  • Barn Assistant - Assist campers in the barns with caring for their horses and assist campers with saddling their horses.
  • Craft Instructors - Teach craft classes.
  • Counselors - Provide general supervision during activities, supervision cottages, oversee non-horse activities.
Counselor Expectations:
  • Camp counselors are required to attend a staff training session prior to camp where they will learn what the expectations are for being a camp counselor and what they are responsible for during the week of horse camp.  Camp counselors received training on working with kids and emergency procedures.
  • Counselors are expected to participate in our camp activities.
  • Counselors are responsible for superivising campers during the entire week (day and night).  Full time and Part-Time camp staff are welcome.
To be considered for camp staff at Southern Disctrict 4-H Horse Camp, all staff must complete and return the Staff Application and Code of Conduct forms. New first-time staff, must also submit the Volunteer Application and complete the WVU Extension's volunteer screen process & background check. 

Applications for camp staff will be accepted until all counselor positions are filled. Staff will be selected in April/May prior to the start of camp.

If you wish to volunteer as a counselor at horse camp, please contact the Putnam County Extension Office.

Putnam County Extension Office
12093 Winfield Road, Room 242 
Winfield, WV 25213
Phone: 304-586-0217
Fax: 304-586-0207