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The Counselor Program

"Being a Counselor is worth it, because you get to make the kids feel like they're worth it."  ~ Johansen High Senior

What does a counselor do?

A lot! You will have some pretty big responsibilities during your stay at Foothill.  You will get to learn about leadership, group management, what it means to be a positive role model, and you will help the kids have a memorable experience.  You’ll also learn a lot about nature and make some new friends. A big surprise to many counselors, is that you also learn a lot about yourself! During your week, you may discover skills you have that you didn’t even know existed.  For most of our visiting 6th graders, this is their first time away from home, and for some, settling into a new place is hard.  As a counselor, you can help the students feel more comfortable and confident in their new surroundings… and maybe even help them make new friends!

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21925 Lyons Bald Mountain
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532-6673
foothillhorizons@stancoe.org

 

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An Overview

"I think the most meaningful thing about the trip was the Counselors because they were really nice people to be around and they would help us if we needed help and they made the trip feel more comfortable and make it a lot more fun as well."
~ Addison W. (6th grader)

How to Apply: Follow these steps to become a counselor

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Use your experience at Foothill to build your resume!
Don't underestimate the skills you learned during your week as a leader at Foothill Horizons!


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Key Contacts

Administration Team

Jessica Hewitt

Titles: Director III, Outdoor Education
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Work: 209-532-6673
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  • Schedule¬†a class for Outdoor Ed
  • Students with Special Needs
  • Busing & Transportation
  • Hiring

Clare Olson

Titles: Senior Administrative Assistant
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Work: 209-532-6673
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  • Foothill Merchandise
  • Billing & Contracts
  • Outdoor Ed Paperwork
  • Site Rentals

Diann Rastetter

Titles: Assistant Director, Outdoor Education
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Work: 209-532-6673
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  • The Counselor Program
  • Naturalist Internship
  • Website & Social Media

Alexander Frierson

Titles: Naturalist Coordinator
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Work: 209-238-1328
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  • Weekly schedules
  • Evening Program
  • Technology Support

Lucas Smith

Titles: Health Clerk
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Work: 209-532-6673
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  • Medication Administration
  • Health Concerns

Shannon Perez

Titles: Food Services Supervisor
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Work: 209-532-6673
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  • Menus
  • Food Allergies
  • Special Diets

Patrick Hanson

Titles: Facilities Lead, Outdoor Education
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Work: 209-209-499-0733
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  • Grounds & Maintenance
  • Vehicles

David Josephson

Titles: Lead Custodian
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Work: 209-532-6673