Who we are
Positive Attitude and Positive Action camps are youth run leadership camps designed to teach junior high and high school students leadership and communication skills with the hopes that they can return to their schools and communities and implement programs that have a positive impact on their lives and the lives of the community at large.
PA camp started in 1983 by a Slidell High School guidance counselor who saw a need to train youth in how to be peer leaders. What started with a group of parents around a kitchen table has created over 35 years of youth leadership development in our community.
What we do at PA Camp
Campers are separated into small groups led by highly trained high school facilitators called Interns
Interns then instruct the campers to participate in many challenging and thought provoking activities. Covering topics such as leadership, drugs and alcohol, stress, peer pressure and much more
An average of 2 workshops per day - presented by inspiring St. Tammany Parish locals
Previous workshop presenters: John Arsenaux (Families Helping Families), Ashlee Stokes (Community Leader), Joey Roberts (Exec. Director of YMCA), and many more
Camp wide activities (dances, comedy night, water sports, etc.)
And much more!
Serving all Junior High and High Schools in St. Tammany Parish and the State of Louisiana for over 35 years.
Please fill out both forms and either mail to us or bring in on the first day of camp.
PA Intern Application 2020
Interested in applying to be a PA Intern?
Interns at PA play a significant role in the success of camp. These student leaders train and prepare during the spring semester in order to provide a transformative experience for campers in the summer.
Intern responsibilities before and during camp include:
Planning, organizing, facilitating, and implementing 10-12 small group sessions;
Maintaining positive, inspiring energy;
Instilling camp culture;
Teaching leadership skills to peers; and
Executing the logistics of camp.
Intern applicants should:
Have experience as a camper at Positive Action (at least two years preferred),
Have a strong commitment to training and preparation;
Be a model of leadership; and
Demonstrate key intern characteristics (“whatever it takes” attitude, growth mindset, strategic and thoughtful planner, highly effective organization and communication skills, viewed by others as respectful and a team player, mature, committed to excellence).
Those interested in applying to be a PA Intern should review the application information below. If you have questions regarding the application process or role of an intern, email email@example.com.
PA 2020 Intern Application Information
Student leaders submitting the PA Intern application will include responses to application questions, one letter of recommendation from a teacher or club/organization sponsor, resume, and photo. The application process and timeline are below.
Applications are available until November 22, 2019.
Applicants sent to the Interview Round will be notified via email no later than December 4, 2020.
Interviews will be held by a group of community leaders on December 14 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Applicants selected as a Potential Intern for Intern Training will be notified via email by December 15, 2019.
Potential Interns will attend training during the spring and be evaluated by a group of community leaders. Potential Interns will pay a $50 fee at the first training.
PA 2020 Interns will be selected using evaluation results and performance during the spring trainings. PA Interns will be notified via email in late spring.
November 22: Applications due
December 4: Applicants selected for an interview are notified
December 14: Interviews are held
December 15: Applicants notified as Potential Interns
All trainings, except Training 1, are held on Saturdays from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Attendance at all trainings is crucial. If you are selected for training, you will need to secure the book The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. Should this requirement cause an undue financial concern, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please review the dates with your family PRIOR to applying. If you have any concerns, please email email@example.com PRIOR to applying.
Training 1: January 25-26, 2020 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Training 2: February 1, 2020
Training 3: February 15, 2020
Training 4: March 14, 2020
Training 5: May 9, 2020
Training 6: May 16, 2020
Action Setup Day (all interns): June 18, 2020 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Action 1: June 19-23, 2020
Action 2: June 25-29, 2020
Attitude Setup Day (all interns): July 16, 2020 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Attitude 1: July 17-20, 2020
Attitude 2: July 22-25, 2020
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