June 11 – 17, 2023

Thank you for your interest in being a Counselor at Nevada Girls State!!

What does it take to be a counselor?

As a counselor you will:

  • Help delegates to to find their cabins, get situated, and become acquainted with you and each other;
  • Learn the names of the delegates in your cabin as quickly as possible. Get to know all of them and their interests. Make the delegates feel welcome and part of the group the moment they arrive;
  • Go over the handbook with the delegates. Make sure they understand all of it. (If there is something you don’t understand or have questions about, ask Daela or Courtenay.);
  • Ensure that all delegates understand what is expected of them during general assemblies, ceremonies, meals, elections, and lights out, as well as at the legislative session at the end of the week. Attendance is required at all events and appropriate behavior is expected;
  • Watch for signs of injury or illness, as well as homesickness;
  • Facilitate city, county, and party meetings. Allow delegates to be their own leaders. Be there to answer questions, and try to stay in the background;
  • Prepare and supervise elections;
  • Supervise all activities in the chambers and hallways during the legislative session at the end of the week;
  • Lead by example. Know all procedures. If you aren’t sure about something, ask;
  • Be available to assist delegates and other staff members in any way necessary.

Other duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • Taking a daily count of your citizens
  • Troubleshooting situations, such as homesickness
  • Bear-wrangling (JK – we wouldn’t really ask you to wrangle bears.)

For more information about being a counselor, please take a look at our

which includes an example of our Daily Schedule. (Note that the schedule changes every year.)

Applications are due by June 1st.

There are no fees associated with being a Nevada Girls State counselor though, depending on where you live, we may not be able to provide transportation. All applicants will be required to complete an FBI background check. We will send information to you regarding how to do so.

Application does not guarantee selection.