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Volunteer

Change their lives, change yours.

Our volunteers are the fuel in the Experience Camps awesome-engine. They create opportunities for kids to laugh and be silly, support their social-emotional growth, and help camp operate efficiently, safely, and with maximum levels of fun, connection and transformation. 

The role of a volunteer

As a camp volunteer, your job is to support your campers throughout the week of camp. As a volunteer, you will:

  • Live with campers in a cabin, sleep on a twin bed, eat 3 meals a day in the dining hall, share a bathroom, and get dirty.
  • Instruct a camp activity, such as basketball, soccer, frisbee, yoga, slacklining, or cooking.
  • Be fully present with campers, listening when they want to talk, and giving them your full attention.
  • Make sure campers brush their teeth, take showers, use appropriate language, resolve conflicts, change their socks, make a new friend, sleep, eat, play, laugh, and have the best week of their year!
  • Bring your unique talents, genuine heart, endless enthusiasm, and best self to this incredible community of amazing humans.
  • Live with campers in a cabin, sleep on a twin bed, eat 3 meals a day in the dining hall, share a bathroom, and get dirty.
  • Instruct a camp activity, such as basketball, soccer, frisbee, yoga, slacklining, or cooking.
  • Be fully present with campers, listening when they want to talk, and giving them your full attention.
  • Make sure campers brush their teeth, take showers, use appropriate language, resolve conflicts, change their socks, make a new friend, sleep, eat, play, laugh, and have the best week of their year!
  • Bring your unique talents, genuine heart, endless enthusiasm, and best self to this incredible community of amazing humans.

Volunteers must be available for the entire week of camp, plus a one-day orientation the day before camp begins. All volunteers will have an interview once they apply and are subject to a background check before they can attend camp. Volunteers will receive on-line training in advance of camp as well as orientation when they get to camp.

Our volunteers are

1.

Inclusive

Create environments where others feel safe, supported, and understood, regardless of where they come from or what their experience is.

2.

Authentic

Build relationships quickly with people from all backgrounds through open and authentic conversation.

3.

Good role models

Someone who is professional and mature, balanced with the silly and fun.

4.

Always FTK

You are joining us because you are for the kids (FTK) and want to support our campers!

While many of our volunteers have experienced a loss of their own, it is NOT a requirement to volunteer. Volunteers with varied experiences help our campers see that adults can sit with their grief, even when they don’t have the same experience.

Georgia

August 2-7, 2021

For boys and girls entering grades 4-11 in the 21/22 school year. At Camp Blue Ridge in Mountain City, GA.

California (Girls)

August 9-14, 2021

For girls entering grades 4-12 in the 21/22 school year. At Green Oak Ranch in Vista, CA.

California (Boys)

August 16-21, 2021

For boys entering grades 4-12 in the 21/22 school year. At Green Oak Ranch in Vista, CA.

Pennsylvania

August 16-21, 2021

For boys and girls entering grades 4-12 in the 21/22 school year. At Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge in Equinunk, PA.

Maine

August 23-28, 2021

For boys entering grades 4-12 and girls entering grades 4-10 in the 21/22 school year. At Camps Manitou in Oakland, ME

Michigan

August 24-29, 2021

For boys and girls entering grades 4-9 in the 21/22 school year. At Camps Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods in Decatur, MI

Why volunteer?

You can help grieving kids attend camp and rediscover the joys of childhood.