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Volunteer as a Camp Counselor at Experience Camp for Grieving Children in Pennsylvania (Boys Program

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Recruiting Organization: Experience Camps

Join Experience Camps for the Best Week Ever This Summer! Camp Counselor Job Description - Pennsylvania Boys Program

Get ready for the #BestWeekEver! Experience Camps (one-week grief camps for children) is looking for adult volunteers at our Pennsylvania Boys Camp this summer.

From making 10-gallon milkshakes with lacrosse sticks to making s’mores around the campfire to listening (really listening) to kids share their grief experiences, camp is a magical place unlike any other. We’re looking for good humans to volunteer as camp counselors for one week this summer. Click here to read about a typical day at camp for our volunteers. Or here to get even more inspired.

Volunteer Dates - August 2022

Volunteer at camp for the week: August 14-20, 2022. You must be able to volunteer for the entire week.

What’s The Volunteer Role?

As a camp counselor, either staying a bunk with your campers or staying out-of-bunk, your is to support your campers 24/7 in a variety of ways:

  • Instructing in some camp activity in which you have skills, such as basketball, soccer, frisbee, yoga, slacklining, cooking, etc.
  • Making sure campers: brush their teeth, take showers, use appropriate language, resolve conflicts effectively, change their socks, make a new friend, create an environment of inclusion, sleep, eat, play, laugh, and have the best week of their year!
  • Being fully present with campers (no cellphones!), listening when they want to talk, and giving them space when they don't.

Who You Are:

  • Inclusive: Able to create environments where others feel safe, supported, and understood, regardless of where they come from or what their experience is.
  • Build relationships quickly: Able to build relationships quickly with people from all backgrounds through open and authentic conversation.
  • Professional and Real: A good role model who acts with professionalism and maturity, balanced with the ability to be silly and be fun with the kids.
  • Able to give and receive feedback: Able to listen and take on both positive and constructive feedback as well as be able to give feedback.
  • Always For The Kids (FTK): You are joining us because you want to support our kids, always!

Note: While many of our volunteers have experienced a loss of their own, it is NOT a requirement to volunteer. Volunteers with varied experiences help our campers see they can safely talk to anyone.

Volunteers must be available for the entire week of camp, plus a one-day orientation the day before camp begins. All volunteers will go have an interview once they apply and are subject to a background check before they can attend camp. Volunteers will receive virtual training in advance of camp as well as training during the on-site orientation.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training Provided

Housing Available

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

This opportunity is recurringFalse

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CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Children & Youth

WHEN

Sat Aug 13, 2022 - Sat Aug 20, 2022
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

WHERE

New York, NY 06880

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