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Counselor Development Program (CDP)

New in 2018 is our Counselor Development Program (CDP), a 4-week residential experience designed to teach leadership, community service and program specific skills to participants through group living, learning and service at camp. 

The Counselor Development Program is defined by the following criteria:

  • A multi day backcountry adventure into the Wenatchee National Forrest that focuses on leadership and teamwork, as well as offering a worthwhile personal challenge.

  •  Training in individual and group communication and leadership styles.

  • Program specific training such as wilderness first aid, food handling, archery, waterfront, large and small group games, outdoor living skills and arts & crafts. 

  • Training in counseling techniques and best practices, basic child development, behavior management and environmental stewardship.

  • Service to camp.

CDP participants will have opportunities to practice and develop these skills by creating, supporting and leading various camp activities and assisting the counselors in working with campers.  Participants will come away from this program with valuable leadership skills that will serve them well at home, in school, and in their own community.  A successful CDP participant will have consistently demonstrated that they are enthusiastic, dedicated, hard-working and devoted to the camp’s mission.



The Counselor Development Program is open to youth who are currently in their sophomore or junior years in high school (as of May 2018) and will not yet be 18 years of age by the start of the 2018 CDP program.  All applicants must complete the CDP application before being considered for the program. Entry into the program is competitive and is based upon the completed application and an interview with the camp director. Please note that a camper is required to attend the full 4-week CDP session to complete the program.


Once accepted into the CDP program participants will be required to register and put down a $150 non-refundable deposit.  The balance of the fees is due by June 1, 2018.  Space is limited to five female and five male participants. 

The cost of the Counselor Development Program is:

$1900 for YMCA Members                 $2100 for Community Members 



The Counselor Development Program will run the first four weeks of the summer.  July 1-27, 2018.   


To Apply

CDP Candidates must fill out a CDP application and go through an interview process  to determine if the CDP program will be a good fit for them and for the YMCA.   Because the program is competitive and spaces are limited, application deadline is April 4, 2018. Any applications received after the deadline will still be reviewed, however availability and/or likelihood of acceptance may be significantly reduced. An application to the CDP program does not guarantee acceptance into the program.   A phone and/or in person interview will also be required.



Need more information? 

CLICK HERE for a detailed outline of the program or contact Tim McElravy, Camp Director at (509) 763-9622 or email at