SF Bay: Help on Exciting Weekend Trips with Special Needs Children/Adults!


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Bay Area - Berkeley / EmeryvillePick up points Emeryville and San Jose / CampbellOR Santa Cruz Mountains - 15 min from Santa CruzEmeryville, CA 94608





Welcome to our Camping Unlimited Programs!

Since 1957 Camping Unlimited has offered exciting weekend recreational opportunities and summer camp for children and adults with disabilities. Participants with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and other challenges enjoy weekend day trips and overnight adventures with the help of our wonderful Volunteers. We explore beautiful state parks, attend sporting events, theatrical productions, visit museums, community fairs, festvals and more. A favorite adventure, is heading to the Santa Cruz Mountains to stay at beautiful Camp Krem. We explore the redwoods hiking through nature trails, create with arts n'crafts, dance, perform with karaoke, talent shows and have magical campfires, We also garden, cook, play sports, games, pamper our pet "Piggy Smalls" and our friendly chickens! There is So much to celebrate at Camp Krem when we gather for pre-Thanksgiving and Christmas party overnights and Spring breaks! Camping Unlimited programs also include short and extended travel camps going to the snow, Lake Tahoe and in the past have vacationed in Hawaii and cruised to Mexico!


Volunteers assist on a variety of weekend options based on their availability. We are currently seeking Volunteers for our extremely popular weekend overnights. The typical schedules available to volunteer are: 1-Day Trips, Saturday, 9 - 5 or Saturday/Sunday weekend overnights, (includes a 1-night stay) 9 - 5, Or extended weekends from Friday at 3pm to Sunday at 5pm. Travel Camps - TBA.

RESPONSIBILITIES : Volunteers "Counselors" should be good role-models, mentors, offering friendship and guidance while interacting on all activities. They assist with supervision, mealtime prep, cleanup and support Campers who need assistance with personal care. Being a Volunteer Counselor can be both physically and emotionally challenging and at times, can include long hours. Volunteers become a part of our team and are provided with ongoing support and training by our experienced Program Directors and staff.

Volunteers and Campers travel to all destinations via our Camping Unlimited bus. Pick up points are in Emeryville and San Jose (Campbell), California. There are no fees to become a Volunteer Counselor or to participate in any of our programs. All volunteers must complete an application, provide references and will be background checked.

** This is great experience for those interested in Medicine, Therapeutic Recreation, Education, Physical-Occupational Therapy.

To Apply: Please email our Program Director, at campkrem@gmail.com. Please let her know you viewed our opportunity on Volunteer Match. She will be very happy to help you!

See photos taken on some of our wonderful trips on FACEBOOK "Camping Unlimited". Also enjoy our video of summer camp at Camp Krem! Thank you for your interest in being a Camping Unlimited Volunteer! Staff of Camping Unlimited.

See video of our beautiful Camp Krem!


September 17th: Great America
Thrillseekers, this one’s for you! We’ll spend the day enjoying all the great attractions!

September 24th: Northern California Renaissance Fair
Huzzah! We’re heading to the Renaissance Fair to enjoy all of the fun activities, crafts, booths, live music and entertainment!

October 1st - 2nd: Overnight at Camp Krem
Join us as we enjoy the remaining warm days at Camp Krem! We will prep the garden for fall, enjoy some nature hikes, roast marshmallows over a campfire and enjoy plenty of music, dancing and arts & crafts!

October 8th: Pumpkin Patch
With autumn upon us, we’ll head to a pumpkin patch, enjoy a hayride and a picnic lunch and look for the perfect pumpkins to carve!

October 15th - 16th: Fall Overnight at Camp Krem
October is a great time at Camp Krem! We will enjoy crisp nature hikes, baking goodies to share, fall themed arts and crafts, and of course, a toasty campfire!

October 22: Oakland Zoo! Oh My! Lions, Tigers and Bears! Lions and Tigers and Bears- Join us for a day full of these and other animals as we visit the Oakland Zoo.

October 28th - 30th: Halloween Overnight
Don't be too scared -- it's Halloween Weekend at Camp Krem! Bring your costume and be ready to have a spooky good time as we trick-or-treat, carve jack-o-lanterns and enjoy each other's company around a campfire!

November 5: San Jose Sharks Game! (Night Game)

Let’s go cheer on the San Jose Sharks as they play the Pittsburgh Penguins! This is an evening game so please be aware of the trip time change:

Emeryville- 3:30pm-11:30pm

Campbell- 4:45pm- 10:30pm

November 11, 12 & 13: Apple Hill: It’s that time of year again! Join us as we head to the Placerville KOA for a weekend in Apple Hill! We will check out some local farms, get lost in a corn maze and, of course, sample some apple pie! **Please note that we will be leaving from Campbell at 11am and Emeryville at 12noon for this event**

November 19: Alcatraz: We will explore Alcatraz Island through audio tour, check out the views from The Rock, and enjoy the ferry ride from San Francisco and back.

November 25-27: Thanksgiving Overnight at Camp Krem: We are thankful to get to spend the weekend our campers! We’ll celebrate Thanksgiving with a delicious dinner, which we’ll all work to prepare together, as well as lots of crafts, games and activities!

December 3: San Jose Christmas in the Park: We are off to downtown San Jose to see Plaza de Cesar Chavez turned into a winter wonderland. There are over60 fun musical and animated exhibits to check out, as well as the chance to see all the glittering lights and meet Santa Claus! Those who want to can also head over to Downtown Ice to enjoy some ice skating.

December 10-11:Roaring Camp Holiday Train Ride Overnight: Baking, cozying up next to the fire, and sipping hot cocoa are on the agenda for this winter weekend as well as some hiking and holiday themed Arts and Crafts. On Sunday we will pack up early and head to Roaring Camp Railroad where we will ride the steam train to Bear Mountain. At the summit, we will sip hot cider and delight in viewing a tree-lined walk of beautifully decorated holiday trees.

December 16-18: Holiday Overnight @ Camp Krem: Let’s get in the holiday spirit and enjoy a cosy long weekend with our friends at Camp Krem! We’ll decorate a Christmas tree, bake, do arts & crafts, enjoy sipping cocoa around the fire and plenty more!

To become a Volunteer Counselor, please contact campkrem@gmail.com.

Thank you,

Staff of Camping Unlimited


  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Music Arts
  • Community Outreach
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Care

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • See above listing
  • Maturity, patience, sense of humor, teamwork, a love of recreation and helping people of all disabil
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