2017 Head CounselorsCounselors are carefully selected to represent the interests and experiences of the campers. They must have completed their college freshman year to apply. Recently, over half of the 20 counselors in the summer program each year are former OWjL campers.

The counselors attend or have attended: Denison University, Miami University, Ohio University, Ohio Wesleyan University, The Ohio State University, Sarah Lawerence College, University of Toledo, Vanderbilt University, Xavier University and Yale University... to name a few. 

OWjL Counselor Job Description (PDF)

How To Apply

Interested applicants can download the Counselor Job Description PDF file found below.

To apply: New applicants must make sure their complete counselor application is on file with the OWjL Office by one of the deadline date: TBA.

A complete application includes:

  • A completed new counselor application
  • A current resume including information about experience working with teenagers or children as well as other work, camp, and leadership experience.  Specify pertinent certifications in areas of CPR, Life Saving, and WSI including expiration dates.
  • Two counselor reference forms completed by individuals other than family members.

Below are PDF files for downloading and online forms.

To obtain a hard copy of application forms via postal mail, contact the OWjL Office at 740-368-3939 or owjl@owu.edu.

Counselor Application Submission Deadline:  TBA

2017 PDF Downloads (to print, complete and mail):

  • New OWjL Counselor Application Form (PDF)
  • New OWjL Counselor Reference Form (PDF)
  • Former OWjL Counselor Application Form (PDF)

Counselor Online Forms (complete and submit online):

  • OWjL Counselor Application Form (New Counselors to complete)
  • OWjL Counselor Application Form (Former Counselors to complete)
  • OWjL Counselor Reference Form (individuals giving a counselor reference to complete)

Contact Information


OWjL Camp - OWU
University Hall 024
61 S Sandusky St
Delaware OH 43015
P 740-368-3939
F 740-368-3952
E owjl@owu.edu

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