Balarat provides an opportunity for high school students to earn community service credit (5 hours) while assisting with the delivery of outdoor education experiences for fifth graders. The Resident Counselor Program is an opportunity for individuals to utilize leadership skills, apply information garnered in the classroom, and develop management and communication proficiencies.
Students must apply to the program. Once accepted, students are assigned 6 days (either 2 three-day periods or 3 two-day periods) during which they will be at the Balarat site engaged in helping facilitate Fifth-grade Resident Programs. Additionally, early in the semester, there is a mandatory two-day training session.