Volunteer at Day Camp

Day Camp staff leading camp songs

Make a Difference for Camp Fire Kids!

For the latest updates on our response to COVID-19, see our COVID-19 FAQs page.

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)
  • LEADs (9th-10th graders)
  • Teen Counselors (11th-12th graders)
  • Adults (18+ yrs)
  • Special Guest Volunteers (9th grade – adults)

Our Day Camp Locations

CIT (Counselors-in-Training)- ($150)

  • 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/ $15 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.

NEW change in response to COVID19 precautions. All teens entering 9th grade and up, are required to apply to volunteer prior to being accepted to the program. The application will allow applicants to indicate which location and week of day camp they are applying for. Once accepted to the program, a registration code to confirm participation will be sent to the applicants account email address.

  • 9th-10th Grade: Join our LEAD Program and learn new leadership skills, help out at different activity areas, and support camper groups.
  • 11th-12th Grade: Become a Teen Counselor and lead a group of campers! Or lead an activity area!

Apply for Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Adult VolunteWoodlandPark-14ers

Full-time (5 full days) adult volunteers get a $150 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 full week volunteers are required to attend training within 3 months of the first week of camp. The training requirement varies by day camp location.

Carkeek Park Teen Volunteer Training

All other Locations Teen Volunteer Training

Special Guest Volunteers

Volunteer for 1, 2, or only 3 days during any session of day camp.
Help with a planned activity or bring/share your skills.
Who can volunteer as a Special Guest: Teens entering 9th grade – adults.

Register as a Special Guest


Contact Kerrie Sampelayo, Day Camp Director, at (206) 826-8941 or kerries@campfireseattle.org