Youth Leadership Training
Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma offers several youth leadership programs at Camp DaKaNi during the summer.
Counselor Aide Training (CAT)
Age: 11 – 15 yrs. old
The Counselor Aide Training (CAT) specialized leadership program is designed for campers 11 to 15 years old. The CAT program is for campers who are interested in gaining more responsibility and independence at camp by becoming a Counselor Aide. In the CAT program campers work with our Head Counselor to learn how to manage camper behavior in age-appropriate ways, understand best practices to encourage campers, how to lead games and activities, self and group reflection techniques and goal-setting. The skills learned in the CAT program are skills that our campers can use outside of the camp in school, sports, extracurricular activities, and religious groups.
The CAT program runs alongside regular day camp days and times. Eligible campers only have to complete this training once. After they graduate from the CAT program, they can be a Counselor Aide later that summer or in future summers. Enrollment space for this program is very limited, so enroll today!
Age: 11 – 15 yrs. old
Counselor Aides (CAs) are individuals 11 to 15 years old who are learning to assist a counselor with a camper group for the week. CA’s help lead group games and activities, assist in program areas, lead morning Sing Ring, and assist with preparing lunches on cookout days. The CA program is designed to be a leadership and mentorship program. Our staff is trained to create opportunities that will allow their Counselor Aide to practice their skills working with younger campers while still allowing times for CA’s to have fun and participate in activities.
CAs must have completed the Counselor Aide in Training (CAT) program in a previous session or during a previous summer. This program is only offered during summer camp. For more information about the CAT program, click here.
Teen Volunteer Counselor
Age: 16 – 17 yrs. old
Teen Volunteer Counselors dedicate a week or more of their summer to working with a small group of youth. Volunteer Counselors lead a group of children throughout the week games, outdoor cooking and nature activities. Volunteers must attend a one-day training prior to camp. As a Teen Volunteer Counselor, youth gain leadership, child development, and outdoor skills. Hours can count toward required school and organization volunteer hours.
Volunteer Counselor Training Days: Contact Abbie Dedmon at (405) 254-2080 for the dates of Spring Volunteer Counselor Training.
We gladly accept volunteer counselors all weeks of the summer!
Camp Program Scholarships
Camp Fire’s Camp DaKaNi believes that every child should have the opportunity to come to camp. Camp DaKaNi offers financial assistance to families who need help sending their child to camp. Scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis, so please apply early if you would like assistance. For more information contact Abbie at 405-254-2071 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Only one of the following discounts can be applied:
- Early Bird Discount – $15 off per session (Must be paid in full by Dec 31st)
- Multi-Camper Discount – $15 off each additional child.*
- Camp Fire Member Discount – Varies depending on session and program. (Call the office for details)
- Camp Fire Candy Sale Discount – Varies depending on session and program. (Call the office for details)
In addition to the above discount choices, if you registered for more than one session, each additional session is available at a reduced rate.
*You can only receive the Multi-Camper discount for siblings in the same family.