Give local kids with cancer a magical week as an Overnight Camp Head Counselor!

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ORGANIZATION: CAMP CASCO INC

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SCOPE OF VOLUNTEER DUTIES

Camp Casco is seeking an individual interested in helping plan, organize, and execute our seventh annual week-long camp for childhood cancer patients & survivors ages 7-17. This camp will take place in Groton, MA, August 20-25, 2023. Our camps are offered free-of-cost to our families to help combat the long-term challenges of childhood cancer.

You will work directly with our Program Director, Camp Director, and fellow leadership to interview, select, and train camp volunteers in the months leading up to Overnight Camp. Throughout the in-person camp, you’ll provide guidance and support to both counselors and campers. You’ll play an essential role in creating the safe and supportive atmosphere we strive for at every camp session. Most importantly, you will get the unique opportunity to help create and lead an incredible and transformative sleepaway camp for kids affected by cancer who can benefit immensely from this amazing week of fun.

QUALIFICATIONS

Strong candidates will possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • At least 1 summer of camp experience, or comparable experience providing childcare

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Highly organized

  • Effective and supportive management style

  • Creativity and resourcefulness

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Experience working with special-needs populations appreciated, but not required


EXPECTATIONS & COMMITMENT

Applicants should be at least 21 years of age, be able pass a background check, be fully immunized (including COVID-19), and have at least one season of previous experience at a recreational camp for children or similar. Applicants should be able to commit to help with this role through the execution of the camp week in August 2023. Most volunteer work can be done remotely throughout the year, but applicants must be able to commit to attending every day of the week-long camp in Groton, MA (August 20-25 2023).

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About CAMP CASCO INC

Location:

PO BOX 330, SUDBURY, MA 01776, US

Mission Statement

Camp Casco creates amazing camp experiences that build lifelong connections for children with cancer and their families.

Description

Camp Casco builds community for childhood cancer patients, survivors, and families in New England through amazing camp experiences. We create a space for kids to reclaim their childhood- to laugh and play. All of our campers have been affected by childhood cancer, and this unifying environment is liberating. At camp, cancer instantly becomes the least remarkable thing about you - a welcome relief for those who have felt defined by this label in everyday life.

Research shows that summer camps for children with cancer reduce disease-related anxiety, improve self-image, increase independence, build social skills, and ultimately improve psychosocial outcomes. We provide these benefits to New England kids free-of-cost, giving patients, survivors, and siblings the chance to make lasting memories and build lifelong friendships.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Child Care
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-5 hours/wk preferred; flexible and virtual; in-person requirement during the camp week only (August 20-25, 2023)

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