The Tollgate Camp Teen Steward (15-19 yrs) and Tollgate Steward-in-Training (13-14 yrs) positions are for teens interested in gaining experience working with campers in the outdoors.
What is a Steward?
A steward is a person whose responsibility it is to take care of something. That’s exactly what this experience offers - a chance for stewards to enrich, mentor, and lead campers while gaining valuable leadership and life skills. In a positive educational environment, teens experience the responsibilities associated with potential career paths before entering college.
The Stewards-in-Training (SIT) program is the start of the progressive Tollgate Teen Leadership Program. Stewards-in-Training are 13-14 years of age and Stewards are 15-19 years old. SITs and Stewards serve as assistants to the educational leaders and role models for both SITs and campers and develop a deep understanding and knowledge of the farm and our educational camp program. Stewards develop skills which can be called upon as they move forward through their academic and work careers. First year stewards are asked to submit a resume and complete a 20-minute virtual interview. Limited space exists, and currently, registration holds your space.
Register or learn more here: https://events.anr.msu.edu/tollgatestewardsteenleadershipprogram/
New this year!
MSU Stewards Sustainability Leadership Institute (pending a return to in-person programming) is tentatively scheduled for June 14-19. SSLI is a six-day training and youth development summit incorporating a mentorship model, a multi-day outdoor wilderness team building adventure, a leadership role at stewards trainings and camp, and a capstone sustainability action project, all with a focus on educating for sustainability. For those interested in learning more or applying for this fun and exciting leadership experience, visit https://events.anr.msu.edu/2021MSUTollgateSSLI/.