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Camp Courage Volunteers

Responsibilities of Camp Courage Counselors:

Each camp counselor will be assigned a small group of children who they are responsible for throughout the course of camp. Each small group will have a minimum of two counselors assigned. The responsibilities of the counselors are:

  • Not allowing yourself to be one-on-one with a camper in a private place. If a camper wants to speak with you privately do it in an open place where you are in the sight of others.
  • Directing their small group where to be according to the master schedule.
  • Identifying and tracking which children in their small group needs to receive medication from the camp nurse and making certain they receive it.
  • Taking care of oneself throughout the course of camp. Scheduling breaks with their co-counselor so that they can re-charge, get a snack or just escape their duties for a short-time.
  • Actively participating in all silly camp antics such as skits, songs and general clowning around. (Don’t be “too cool” for fun or the kids will not participate.)
  • Not encouraging or participating in pranks on other small groups.
  • Working with camp director and other camp staff to iron out difficulties with facilities, programs and campers.
  • Helping develop, carry out and evaluate a camp program that reflects the goals of Camp Courage.
  • Immediately reporting any problems you see with a child to the Camp Director. This includes disciplinary problems within the group, any problems you believe a child is having at home, or any suspect of physical, emotional, or psychological abuse.
  • Following and modeling safe infection control protocols, as appropriate.
  • Setting a good example in ALL you do at camp. Camp is a fun learning experience!
Prohibited Camp Courage Counselor Behavior

In order to have a safe, healthy camp that is a good experience for everyone, counselors will NOT:

  • Use objectionable or inappropriate language. (This will be discussed at counselor training- ask questions if you’re unsure what is inappropriate.)
  • Engage in or permit verbal or non-verbal put-downs of others.
  • Permit destruction of nature in any form.
  • Permit vandalism of property in any form.
  • Permit any kind of littering.
  • Engage in or permit excessive “horseplay” or physical “rough-housing” with campers.
  • Make threats to or administer physical punishments.
  • Be under the influence of or in possession of any drugs, alcohol or tobacco products.
  • Drink soda, eat snacks or have special privileges such as using a cell phone in front of campers.
  • Wear t-shirts, cap or clothing that advertise alcohol, tobacco or anything offensive.
Volunteer Time Requirements

Volunteers will need to attend a mandatory training session prior to the start of Camp Courage. Volunteers are expected to attend the entire duration of camp.

Our next Camp Courage is scheduled for June 5 –9, 2023.

Apply

Registration will open April 2023. In the meantime, please fill out our volunteer interest form here.