Noblesville Parks Offering Teen Mentorship Program During Summer



Noblesville Parks and Recreation is offering a summer teen mentorship program for ages 13-16 to learn and lead children at Noble Kids Camp, the full-day, week-long summer camp. This is the second year for the teen mentorship program.

In addition to providing a place to grow friendship amongst other teens looking to become leaders, the mentorship program will provide a unique adventure opportunity, as well as, engage the teens in a service project each week.

 “With last year’s success, we are excited to offer the program again, said Recreation Director Nichole Haberlin. “The program helps to mold our community’s future leaders and provides an outlet for teens seeking something fun to do during the summer. It also helps teens learn skills that will continue to benefit them long after camp is over – like interviewing skills, organization and scheduling.”

All interested teens will interview for the mentorship, be required to go through staff training from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5-7, and be given specific tasks for the week. To set up an interview, contact Nichole Haberlin at (317) 770-5750 or Interviews must be set up by Friday, May 18 and a maximum of 15 people will be selected for the program.

Participants will get to create their own schedule with an average minimum of six hours a week. Teens will be assigned different rolls and tasks each day, which will include creating games for children, making a child feel welcomed at camp, help the staff member stay on schedule and manage campers. To protect the mentorship program participants, no teen will be one-on-one with campers, able to assist with restroom issues or provide first aid beyond calming a camper.

“We encourage six to 20 hours a week working with the campers to ensure they get the most out of this program,” said Haberlin. “We know teenager schedules are busy which is why we designed such a flexible program schedule. Participants also can use their camp time as service hours for other organizations.”

The cost of the program is $250 which includes a staff shirt, and all the expenses with their adventure days. Adventures include Tog Golf, Edge Adventures, horseback riding, laser tag, Indy Fever Game, Escape Room and canoeing. On these adventure days, counselor staff will focus on a professional development subject.