Details for Volunteers

Helpful Tips

  • Be with your camper at all times.
  • Participate in all aspects of the activities, and play with your campers.
  • Speak with respect to the campers, your supervisors, co-volunteers and parents.
  • Encourage campers to interact with other campers.
  • Encourage your camper to try new activities. Allow your camper to try an activity on their own first, and then assist as needed. A staff member may help give you direction on how you can best assist your camper.
  • Leave the facilities, equipment and grounds cleaner than you found them.
  • Be flexible, patient and resourceful. Be a supportive team player and have fun!

Personal Belongings

What to bring: backpack, water bottle/water, snack (morning and afternoon), lunch, sunscreen, baseball cap or hat, modest swimsuit (no bikinis), towel and extra socks/clothing

  • Bring a clearly identifiable backpack or sports bag to store all clothing and/or program gear. All bags will be kept in a designated area. Label your personal equipment.
  • For the safety and protection of all campers and staff, the above items should remain in the bag until the day’s activity and should only be used by the individual who brought the item.
  • Do not bring computer games, iPads/tablets, valuable toys, etc. to camp. All cell phones should remain in your bag throughout the entire camp day.
  • No pets are allowed at camp.

Safety Policy

  • No camper shall ever be left alone or unsupervised.
  • Campers will be signed in and out of camp by a parent daily. No camper will be allowed to leave the premises/facility during camp hours without the consent of the camp director. A staff member will be present when a camper signs out for the day.
  • When an accident or injury occurs, camp staff will complete an incident report and give the parent a copy.
  • First Aid supplies can be found in the designated first aid kit. Please contact a staff member if first aid services are needed.

Meals and Snacks

Volunteers will bring their own lunch and snack items on a daily basis. Time will be set aside for a snack break in the morning and afternoon. You will be eating lunch with your camper, so please bring a lunch that is easy for you to eat, with little preparation. Please interact and talk with your camper during lunch. Your camper may need you to assist them in opening packages/containers. If your camper requires additional assistance to eat, a staff member will help with this.

Pool Rules

  • Expect to get in the water every day. Appropriate, modest swim attire is expected.
  • Be within arm’s reach of your camper at all times.
  • A staff member will help your camper get in the pool if he/she is unable to get in by his/herself.
  • There is no horseplay on the deck. There is no throwing of balls, frisbees, etc.