Volunteers are considered full staff members, who have chosen to work at our camp without financial compensation. Whereas paid staff are required to commit for the entire camp season, volunteers need to commit to working for a minimum of four consecutive weeks, of their choosing. This is to allow volunteers to become an integral part of the camp staff team and for the campers to have a sense of continuity as well as time to develop a trusting and supportive relationship with them.
Though volunteers are not required to work for the full summer, they are an integral part of our community, participating fully in staff training and have all the same responsibilities in working with our children and their fellow staff as their paid counterparts. Volunteers are expected to uphold all the values and guidelines of the camp community as stated in our staff manual and reviewed during both orientation and regular staff meetings at our N.Tryon office location. Staff orientations are held both at the campgrounds at Sugar Creek Rec and at the T.A.P.S office, prior to the summer.
If you are considering becoming a volunteer staff member, please email for the volunteer application and reference forms and be sure to designate the four weeks for which you are available to work. If your dates are flexible, please make note of that as well.
If you are considering becoming a paid staff member, please email for the staff application and reference forms.
All potential candidates will be contacted based on available positions and consideration of individual skills, background and dates available to work.
- Youth Services
- Reading / Writing
- Sports Coaching
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 17
- Orientation or Training
- 4 weeks 7:30am-6:00pm
- Big smiles, Love, Caring Spirits and ready to have fun