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Day Camp Volunteers July 10-15 in Long Island-Be The Role Model They Need!

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: The Barton Center for Diabetes Education

Volunteer Day Camp Counselor

Dates: Sunday July 10th-Friday July 5th

About Us:

Barton Center for Diabetes Education Long Island Day Camp for children with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes? It is quietly tucked into an awesome daily schedule where life with diabetes is the norm and the most important thing is for campers to have the time of their life with others who are just like them.

Days are filled with sports activities, arts and crafts, swimming, talent shows, diabetes education game shows, hiking, and so much more. Activities vary from week to week. Many of our campers and volunteers return year after year.

Volunteers come from the greater Long Island area. About 70% of our volunteers have diabetes themselves. Volunteers gain valuable experience in job skills like communication, leadership, group management, goal setting, diabetes support and much more. Volunteers return year after year to continue making lifelong connections and changing lives.

General Responsibilities:

1. Help campers play together and adjust to camp.

2. Be an integral part of the overall program at The Barton Center Camps.

3. Use all skills, talents, experience and knowledge to positively influence the summer camp experience, in all areas of camp life.

4. Uphold The Barton Center code of conduct at all times.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Work with a small group of campers who are the same age.

2. Lead campers in a variety of camp activities.

3. Set a good example for the campers.

7. Participate in the planning and implementation of camp programs.

8. Participate in staff training and meetings.

9. Assist the CITs assigned to your group.

10. Participate in the camp’s evaluation.

11. Manage personal time off in accordance with camp policy.

12. Follow safety and health regulations to insure the health and safety of all the campers.

13. Maintain good relations with other staff & volunteers.

14. Always remember that we are working toward a common goal- to improve the lives of children with insulin-dependent diabetes.

15. Perform additional tasks as assigned or requested.

Qualifications:

1. Minimum 18 years of age or have completed High School by the start of camp.

2. 4 weeks of Junior Counselor experience or 4 weeks of childcare/child supervisory experience.

3. Ability to teach and supervise a variety of camp activities.

4. Ability to maintain organization for multiple activities and events.

5. Current First Aid & CPR certifications.

6. Ability to be a positive role model for both staff and campers.

7. Ability to accept supervision and guidance and relate to one’s peer group.

8. Good character, integrity and ability to adapt to a camp setting.


For more information contact:

Meghan Schafer

Director Camps & Program-CBC

(508) 987-2056 x 2003


Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

This opportunity is recurringFalse

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CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine

WHEN

Sat Jul 09, 2022 - Fri Jul 15, 2022
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

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Old Westbury, NY 01537

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