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MXC - Making eXtreme Counselors


Older youth age 14 to 18 who plan to serve as camp counselors in the current year are invited to Making eXtreme Counselors (MXC)--an interactive and quick-paced training that offers innovative camp ideas to new and veteran camp counselors. MXC participants will leave with skills that will enable them to assist in their county's camp program planning and delivery, and prepare them to deliver a great camp program to their campers.

MXC is a national award-winning workshop that will be useful for all camp counselors. Don't miss your chance to participate—the event will be offered in person again in 2024, on FEBRUARY 24 to 25 (Arrival 2/24 around 1:00 p.m.; departure 2/25 around 3:00 p.m.). Counselors will earn camp counselor training hours while attending this event (number of hours is determined by county).  All participants will be able to share and gain ideas with teens from other counties all across the state. County Extension Professionals and Camp Directors are NOT required to attend with their counselors.  

Join us at Making Extreme Counselors, February 24-25, 2024

2024 Event Materials 


In 2024, MXC participants can attend sessions on competencies about the following topics:

  • Cultural Awareness
  • Personal Commitment
  • Professionalism
  • Program Planning
  • Thinking and Problem Solving

To get an inside look at what MXC is all about, check out the video below created by videographer Emmy Beck-Aden, 4-H member in Athens County!



Interested in seeing pictures from MXC 2024? Check out pictures of the event here!