Bear Down Camp Staff

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 Our BDC Gatos are SO excited to meet you!

Our staff is made up of University of Arizona undergraduates including sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Most of us went to camp our freshman year and are passionate about creating an impact in the next generation of Wildcats! Our gatos are diverse! We are proud to bring leaders and learners from across UArizona together for this transformative experience. Hailing from both near and far, our Gatos are incredible and unique. We each come from different backgrounds, and walks of life; offering rich experiences, teachings and opinions to help future Wildcats find their home!

Follow us on Instagram (@ASUABDC) and Facebook (Bear Down Camp) to get to know us better before camp! 

 

Gato (camp mentor)
*Must be available for every training session during the Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 semester. These meetings will be reviewed during your interview.
*Attend mandatory Gato training the 2 days prior to the first day of camp.
*Attend Bear Down Camp August 13th-17th

Expectations:

  • With a partner, oversees a group of 4-8 Gatitos (campers) known as a “Cat Chat”
  • Act as mentors, facilitators, and resources for Gatitos
  • Help Gatitos learn about the University
  • Administers a workshop at camp with 3-4 other Gatos
  • Supports and advances Inclusive Excellence, the UA diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students
  • Reaches out to ASUA and campus-wide clubs and organizations to gather materials for workshops conducted
  • Creates materials for Meet Your Major and Involvement fairs which take place during camp

 

Lead Crew

Expectations

  • Assists the Executive Director with assigned tasks
  • Attend admin week in preparation of BDC
  • Attend bi-weekly Bear Down Camp staff meetings
  • Oversees the flow and logistics of camp for the program to run smoothly 
  • Assist in motivating the Admin Team, Gatos, other crew, and campers
  • Work alongside fellow crew members (up to 5 individuals) on assigned tasks before camp and during camp
  • Supports and advances Inclusive Excellence, the UA diversity and Inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students
  • Assists in the coordination of camp activities, workshops, organization of meals
  • Has an overall knowledge about the inner workings of the organization

 

Crew

Expectations

  • Assists the Executive Director with assigned tasks
  • Attend Admin Week in preparation of BDC 
  • Attend bi-weekly Bear Down Camp staff meetings
  • Oversees the flow and logistics of camp for the program to run smoothly 
  • Assist in motivating the Admin Team, Gatos, other crew, and campers
  • Work alongside fellow crew members (up to 5 individuals) on assigned tasks before camp and during camp
  • Supports and advances Inclusive Excellence, the UA diversity and Inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students
  • Assists in the coordination of camp activities, workshops, organization of meals
  • Has an overall knowledge about the inner workings of the organization