Compassionate Counselors for Diabetes Camp!


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Jun 30, 2018 - Fri Jul 06, 2018

Where

1640 Lyndon Farm CourtSuite 108Louisville, KY 40223
136 campers and 97 volunteers spent the week at Camp Hendon in July 2017.

About

Hundreds of volunteers year round help make the Kentucky Diabetes Camps for Children’s Camp Hendon happen. However, one of the most rewarding and educational volunteer experiences available is the opportunity to spend a week at Camp Hendon with the children and staff. Community building is an important part of the camp experience and therefore, we require all staff to volunteer for the full-week session. Selection is contingent on references, a background check and an interview process.

​The hours are long with limited time off, but the rewards are life-changing. You will discover new talents, new friendships and most importantly make a difference in the lives of many children. We are always looking for volunteers to be Adult Counselors.
As a counselor you are typically assigned to a small group of campers that may be within a larger "den." During the day the host camp professional staff will be running programs and the den counselor is there to play hard and make sure that the kids are having the time of their lives as they follow them through the program rotations and all camp activities. This job requires the counselor to be actively involved in the supervision, guidance and motivation of campers while maintaining a high standard of care.

​We hope that many of our volunteer counselors are adult role models with diabetes, or recreation or allied health students, but it is not required. The counselor is primarily responsible for individual, small group and den behavior management as well as assisting with blood sugar checks and treatments per protocols. **You do not have to come with diabetes knowledge or skills, though it is preferred. Complete training is provided** Age 18+, typically have or been impacted by diabetes, work in the diabetes healthcare industry, or are outdoor rec/child development students.

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Child Care
  • Nutrition
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 7 days (Saturday - Friday)

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