1. Desire to work with children in a positive, supportive manner.
2. Ability to communicate with fourth-grade students, classroom teachers, Oregon Trail Overnight personnel, parents, and peers.
3. Exhibit enthusiasm, maturity, responsibility, flexibility, initiative, and leadership.
4. Enjoy the out-of-doors.
5. Receive recommendation of high school counselor and parental permission.
6. Maintain passing grades, good attendance, completion of all homework.
7. Meet Student Leader Expectations at Student Leader Workshop.
1. Field Instructor directly and Site Supervisor ultimately.
1. Assist as an instructor for a resource area.
2. Work with staff to create a living history character to portray during your week at Oregon Trail.
3. Aid the fourth grade students and their parents in all phases of the Oregon Trail Overnight program.
4. Serve as a “trail guide” to a cabin group – helping the parents with key cabin times.
5. Maintain open communication with Oregon Trail personnel, parents, and classroom teachers.
6. Seek assistance when needed.
1. Each Student Leader receives a written evaluation at the conclusion of the Oregon Trail week. The High School Student Leader is evaluated on the Student Leader Expectations.
2. The Student Leader, the High School Counselor and the Outdoor School office each receive a copy of the written evaluations.