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  • No prior experience necessary.
  • Able to commit to one week of residential camp Saturday at 4:45pm to Friday at 5pm weekly during June through mid-August.
  • LITs are between the ages of 14-17. Generally, they are high school students.

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • LITs are volunteers who participate in the Youth Leadership Program while at Camp Friendship.
  • Food and lodging are provided during stay.
  • General working hours are from 7:00am to 9:00pm
  • Assigned to a specific cabin to help throughout the week when not participating in Youth Leadership Program.
  • Responsible to help pack and unpack campers as they arrive/leave.
  • Responsible to help at mealtimes by serving food, getting drinks and setting up the table.
  • Responsible to help at activity times by actively engaging in activities with campers.
  • Responsible at non-activity times to engage campers in cabin activities, such as puzzles, board games and books.
  • Responsible to help with basic safety needs of campers.
  • Responsible to help at transition times to make sure all campers are accounted for.
  • Responsible to ensure that campers have on bug spray and sunscreen when leaving the cabin.
  • Responsible to help with minor daily living skills, such as helping put on socks, shoes, a jacket, braiding hair, painting finger nails, etc.
  • Responsible to help camp staff with general tidiness of cabin.
  • Assists camp staff with any errands, such as going to the laundry room or supply room.
  • LITs are required to report to Youth Development Coordinator(s) regarding any safety/policy issues or personal concerns.
  • Supervision of minors is provided by Youth Development Coordinator(s) throughout their stay.
  • LITs are expected to maintain a safe, healthy and clean atmosphere at all times.
  • Expected to dress and act appropriately under our Volunteer Handbook Guidelines.
  • LITs complete a written evaluation about their experience. Lead counselors and YDC’s are expected to also evaluate LITs time at camp.
  • Responsible to assist with any other miscellaneous duties as assigned by camp staff.

Physical Demands:

  • As an employee, you may also need to perform duties that involve a variety of physical challenges. Appropriate training will be given to ensure that correct techniques and precautions are used in this area.

These may include

  1. Extreme heat or cold
  2. High decibel noises
  3. Physically exerting activities (walking, lifting, crouching, sitting for lengthy periods)
  4. Exposure to ionizing/nonionizing radiation (from radios, walkie talkies, microwaves etc.)
  5. Physical aggression from campers who may display challenging behaviors.

Work Environment:

  • You may also be exposed to some hazardous substances and harmful physical agents on a routine basis, meaning you may be exposed during the normal course of your work assignments. You will receive training on how to avoid illness or injury in this area.

These areas may include

  1. Hazardous materials for cleaning (MSDS sheets available at each site)
  2. Chemicals associated with protection of others (bug spray, sunscreen etc.)
  3. Environmental factors (Poison ivy, pollen, insect bites etc.)
  4. Gasoline or exhaust fumes from vehicles
  5. Infectious agents such as blood or other bodily fluids

This job description is intended to describe the general nature of this job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all requirements for this position, nor does it constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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About True Friends


10509 108th Street NW, Annandale, MN 55302, US

Mission Statement

Provide life-changing experiences that enhance independence and self-esteem for children and adults with disabilities.


True Friends provides life changing opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities and high medical needs to reach their true potential. Through camp, respite, travel and other program opportunities, participants learn new skills and build their feelings of self-worth. Staff provide care, encouragement, supervision and learning opportunities to participants.

Camp Courage, Maple Lake MN
Camp Friendship, Annandale MN
Camp Courage North, Lake George MN (near Bemidji)
Camp Eden Wood, Eden Prairie MN

Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


10509 108th Street NWCamp FriendshipAnnandale, MN 55302



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Nursing
  • Music Arts
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Special Needs
  • Occupational Therapy




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • one week

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