Camp Discovery Volunteer Job Descriptions
The majority of staff members at Camp Discovery are volunteers. Are you interested in positively impacting a child's life? Consider joining us as a volunteer. All volunteers must be 18 years or older, except those applying for the Counselor in Training position. Positions include:
 


Camp Counselor

  • Physically able to keep up with and manage a group of 8-17 year olds including, but not limited to, walking long distances, running at times; assisting with personal hygiene needs; and participating in activities.
  • Read Staff Handbook and follow Camp Discovery policies and procedures at all times.
  • Read camper information and become familiar with campers prior to attending camp.
  • Implement Five Finger Contract and Three Strike Policy.
  • Facilitate a fun, educational and safe summer camp experience for campers.
  • Live in and help maintain a clean, safe and organized cabin area.
  • Responsible for the campers they are assigned to 24 hours a day throughout the week of camp.
  • Accompany campers to scheduled activities.
  • Ensure campers have what they need for each activity and are dressed appropriately.
  • See to care and needs of assigned campers.
  • Facilitate activities during free time.
  • Bring health related issues immediately to Medical Staff.
  • Bring behavior related issues immediately to Behavioral Specialist.
  • Promote safety in every possible way.
  • Participate with campers in all activities, including, but not limited to, canoeing, kayaking and swimming.
  • Complete evaluations at the end of camp and turn them in.
  • Continuously monitor campers to ensure that their needs are met.
  • Be constantly vigilant for potential physical or mental health problems among campers, particularly seizures, anxiety, depression, transient cognitive difficulties, fatigue, and medication side effects.
  • Be flexible and assist in any and all areas of Camp as needed and directed.
Please note: Camp is unpredictable. There will be times when you will be requested to help in addition to your primary responsibilities.
Best suitable for individuals available for entire week of camp.
 
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One on One

Ideal for student or professional in Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Nursing, Recreational Therapy or Social Work.
  • Attend to one camper with special needs.
  • Assist assigned camper with Activities of Daily Living Skills.
  • Read Staff Handbooks and follow Camp Discovery policies and procedures at all times.
  • Read camper information and become familiar with camper prior to attending camp.
  • Implement Five Finger Contract and Three Strike Policy.
  • Physically able to keep up with and manage a group of 8-17 year olds including, but not limited to, walking long distances, running at times; assisting with personal hygiene needs; and participating in activities.
  • Facilitate a fun, educational and safe summer camp experience for campers.
  • Live in and help maintain a clean, safe and organized cabin area.
  • Accompany camper to scheduled activities.
  • Ensure camper has what they need for each activity and is dressed appropriately.
  • See to care and needs of assigned camper.
  • Facilitate activities during free time.
  • Bring health related issues immediately to Medical Staff.
  • Promote safety in every possible way.
  • Participate with camper in all activities, including, but not limited to, canoeing and swimming.
  • Complete evaluations at the end of camp and turn them in.
  • Continuously monitor camper to ensure that their needs are met.
  • Be constantly vigilant for potential physical or mental health problems among campers, particularly seizures, anxiety, depression, transient cognitive difficulties, fatigue, and medication side effects.
  • Be flexible in any and all areas of Camp as needed and directed.
Please note: Camp is unpredictable. There will be times when you will be requested to help in addition to your primary responsibilities.
Best suitable for individuals available for entire week of camp.
 
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Recreation Specialist

  • Physically able to keep up with and manage a group of 8-17 year olds including, but not limited to, walking long distances, running at times; assisting with personal hygiene needs; and participating in activities.
  • Read Staff Handbook and follow Camp Discovery policies and procedures at all times.
  • Read camper information and become familiar with campers prior to attending camp.
  • Implement Five Finger Contract and Three Strike Policy.
  • Assist cabin staff as needed by request of Camp Coordinator.
  • Cover posted counselor breaks as assigned by Camp Director.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to campers as directed by Camp Counselor.
  • Accompany campers of your assigned activity group to scheduled activities.
  • Promote safety in every possible way.
  • Participate with campers in all activities, including, but not limited to, canoeing, kayaking and swimming.
  • Continuously monitor campers to ensure that their needs are met.
  • Be constantly vigilant for potential physical or mental health problems among campers, particularly seizures, anxiety, depression, transient cognitive difficulties, fatigue, and medication side effects.
  • Be flexible and assist in any and all areas of Camp as needed and directed.
Please note: Camp is unpredictable. There will be times when you will be requested to help in addition to your primary responsibilities.
Best suitable for individuals available for entire week of camp.
 
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Medical Staff (Registered Nurse, Resident Physician, Certified Med. Tech.)

  • Dispense and document camper medications as directed by Medical Team Coordinator.
  • Physically able to keep up with a group of 8-17 year olds including, but not limited to, walking long distances, running at times; assisting with personal hygiene needs; and participating in activities.
  • Read Staff Handbook and follow Camp Discovery policies and procedures at all times.
  • Read camper information and become familiar with campers prior to attending camp.
  • Implement Five Finger Contract and Three Strike Policy.
  • Accompany assigned campers to scheduled activities.
  • Participate in camp activities when possible, and, when doing so, monitor campers for potential seizure activity and health problems; report such problems to Medical Team Coordinator.
  • If necessary, help staff members who witness a seizure to complete the Seizure Record form.
  • Provide first aid in an emergency if the Medical Team Coordinator is temporarily unavailable.
  • Be flexible and assist in any and all areas of Camp as needed and directed.
Please note: Camp is unpredictable. There will be times when you will be requested to help in addition to your primary responsibilities.
Best suitable for individuals available for entire week of camp.
 
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Infirmary Aide (medical training not necessary, but desirable)

  • Stay in the infirmary during daytime hours (8 am until lights out).
  • Monitor and care for campers that have been brought to the infirmary.
  • Communicate regularly with Medical Team Coordinator on status of campers in infirmary.
  • Perform additional duties as requested by the Medical Team Coordinator.
  • Read Staff Handbook and follow Camp Discovery policies and procedures at all times.
  • Be flexible and assist in any and all areas of Camp as needed and directed.
Please note: Camp is unpredictable. There will be times when you will be requested to help in addition to your primary responsibilities.
Best suitable for individuals who are only available for a portion of the week.
 
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Behavior Specialist

  • Physically able to keep up with and manage a group of 8-17 year olds including, but not limited to, walking long distances, running at times; assisting with personal hygiene needs; and participating in activities.
  • Read Staff Handbook and follow Camp Discovery policies and procedures at all times.
  • Read camper information and become familiar with campers prior to attending camp.
  • Implement Five Finger Contract and Three Strike Policy.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to Camp Counselors regarding behavior issues.
  • Work directly with campers experiencing behavior issues to correct behavior.
  • Communicate with Camp Coordinator and/or Camp Director regarding severe behavior issues.
  • Be flexible and assist in any and all areas of Camp as needed and directed.
Please note: Camp is unpredictable. There will be times when you will be requested to help in addition to your primary responsibilities.
Best suitable for individuals available for the entire week of camp.
 
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Dietary Specialist

  • Implement special diets and monitor allergies as directed by camper parent/Doctor.
  • Prepare/cook meals and snacks for campers on special diets (ketogenic, modified atkins, etc.).
  • Perform additional duties as requested by the Camp Director or Camp Coordinator.
  • Read Staff Handbook and follow Camp Discovery policies and procedures at all times.
  • Be flexible and assist in any and all areas of Camp as needed and directed.
Please note: Camp is unpredictable. There will be times when you will be requested to help in addition to your primary responsibilities.
Best suitable for individuals available for the entire week of camp.
 
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Support Staff

  • Physically able to keep up with and manage a group of 8-17 year olds including, but not limited to, walking long distances, running at times; assisting with personal hygiene needs; and participating in activities.
  • Assist cabin staff as needed by request of Camp Coordinator.
  • Perform additional duties as requested by the Camp Director or Camp Coordinator.
  • Read Staff Handbook and follow Camp Discovery policies and procedures at all times.
  • Be flexible and assist in any and all areas of Camp as needed and directed.
Please note: Camp is unpredictable. There will be times when you will be requested to help in addition to your primary responsibilities.
Best suitable for individuals who are only available for a portion of the week.
 
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Quarter Master

  • Wash t-shirts daily, and linens and clothing as needed.
  • Shop for supplies.
  • Make update phone calls to campers’ parents.
  • Perform additional duties as requested by the Camp Director or Camp Coordinator.
  • Read Staff Handbook and follow Camp Discovery policies and procedures at all times.
  • Be flexible and assist in any and all areas of Camp as needed and directed.
Please note: Camp is unpredictable. There will be times when you will be requested to help in addition to your primary responsibilities.
Best suitable for individual available for the entire week of camp.
 
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If you'd like information about Camp Discovery, please call Pam Bird at (800) 377-6226 option 1, ext. 204.