Summer Cadet Program

Do you have a teen that has completed 7th grade that is interested in spending their summer at camp volunteering as a counselor in training? If yes, you will want to sign them up for the 2024 Summer Cadet Program!

Cadets spend their summer playing with campers, planning out camp activities, taking part in leadership training, and learning how to become future camp staff. Cadets get two field trips during the course of the summer where they will learn skills like what it takes to apply for, interview, and get their first jobs. Our goal is to prepare your teen for their first job by giving them opportunities to learn real-life skills that they will need while spending their summers outside playing. Cadets are expected to complete a minimum of 40 volunteer hours during the course of the summer and volunteer at each site at least 2 times.

Age Requirement:

Cadets must have completed 7th grade or higher in order to participate. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

Minimum Volunteer Commitment

We expect Cadets to volunteer for at least 40 hours during the course of the summer. This is the equivalent of six full days of camp. Summer Camp runs Monday through Thursday, 8am-5pm, (7:45 start for Cadets and staff) from June 10th through August 15th. Cadets will sign up for individual days that work best for their schedules after attending orientation and can choose from the three camp sites (Lower Chester, Middle Chester, Upper Chester). Cadets do not need to sign up for full weeks. They can volunteer for full days or half days.

There will be two orientations that are crucial for Cadets to attend. The first orientation will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, May 15, 4:30-5:30pm. The second orientation will be in-person with summer camp staff. The in-person orientation will be held on Sunday, June 2, 1-5pm.


Registration for the 2024 Summer Cadet Program is open. Please note that if you are still deciding to register your child, or not, please wait to fill out this registration form until you have made the decision to participate.

To register for this summer’s Cadet Program follow this link:

The deadline to register is Monday, May 13, 2024.


The cost of the 2024 Summer Cadet Program is $75/Cadet. The Cadet must be registered and this fee must be paid by check and mailed to Chester Bowl (1801 East Skyline Parkway, Duluth, MN 55812) or brought to the in-person orientation.


For question about this summer’s program please email

Duluth, Minnesota