Volunteer at Day Camp

Day Camp staff leading camp songs

Make a Difference for Camp Fire Kids!

Camp Fire relies on our amazing adult and teen volunteers to make the magic of Day Camp happen for kids each summer! Volunteering is easy and fun and the best part – making a difference in the life of a child!

  • CIT (Counselors-in-Training) (8th graders)
  • DCA (Day Camp Aide) (9th-10th graders)
  • Head Counselor (11th-12th graders)
  • Adults (18+ yrs)

Our Day Camp Locations

CIT (Counselors-in-Training)- ($155)

  • 8th Grade: Spend the week as Counselors-in-Training (CITs) and gain valuable leadership experience. The CIT Program is available at all of our Day Camp locations. No prior experience is required. Not required to attend any training (offsite or onsite training) prior to the first day of camp. If Capacity Availability Allows: After successfully completing one session, 8th graders may register for additional weeks of camp as a CIT2 and join the other teen volunteers in supporting camper groups and activity areas.

Register for CIT

Teen Volunteers-($50/ $25 for additional sessions)

Camp Fire relies on our amazing teen volunteers to help provide programming and support in camper supervision! The fee to volunteer covers insurance, training, and materials.

  • 9th-10th Grade: Join us as a Day Camp Aide! Help assist unit groups, lead activities, and learn new leadership skills.
  • 11th-12th Grade: Become a Head Counselor! Lead a unit of campers while mentoring Day Camp Aides and helping around camp.

All volunteers – DCA, Head Counselor, Adult Volunteers – are required to attend two mandatory training sessions (offsite and onsite) prior to camp. Dates TBA.

All teens entering 9th grade and up, are required to apply to volunteer prior to being accepted to the program. Once accepted to the program, a registration code will be sent to the applicants account email address.

Apply for Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Adult VolunteWoodlandPark-14ers

Full-time (5 full days) adult volunteers get a 50% discount on day camp registration for their own campers. Children of full-time adult volunteers will automatically be taken off the wait list.

Adult Volunteer Training

Register for Adult Volunteer Positions

Day Camp Required Volunteer Training

Fully accredited by the American Camping Association, Camp Fire relies on fully-trained, caring adult and teen volunteers to ensure the safety and security of our campers. All volunteers – DCA, Head Counselor, Adult Volunteers – are required to attend two mandatory training sessions (offsite and onsite) prior to camp. Dates TBA.

Questions?

Contact Sammie Hagen, Day Camp Director, at (206) 826-8941 or sammieh@campfireseattle.org