Day Camp Adult Volunteer

Day Camp Teens

There is a need for many different skill sets at Day Camp! Adults can volunteer at any of our Day Camp sites except for Camp Sealth as counselors, activity specialists, purchasers, equipment managers or health care managers. Full-time (5 full days) adult volunteers get a $120 discount on day camp registration for their own campers. Children of full-time adult volunteers will automatically be taken off the wait list.

Only available to volunteer for 1-3 days during a week? Check out the information on Special Guest Volunteer, no other training required.

Adult volunteer positions include but are not limited to:

  • Camp Site Director: You’re a fearless Day Camp Leader! The Camp Site Director is responsible for total operation of Day Camp, assigns responsibilities and gives general supervision to all volunteer staff.
  • Assistant Camp Director: Works closely with the Camp Site Director both before and during the Day Camp session, and assumes responsibility in the absence of the Camp Site Director.
  • Health Care Provider: A medical professional or a certified first aid staff who is responsible for the dispensing of all first aid and medications, and for seeing that good health practices are followed, and for keeping the health records.
  • Purchaser: Are you ready for some tasty Day Camp favorites? The Purchaser plans and buys supplies for Day Camp including food. Commitment includes shopping prior to the start of camp, store runs during camp hours, storing and sorting food items.
  • Program Staff:  A Day Camp Utility Player! Assist with pre-camp training by teaching their skills to Unit Leaders and Counselors and by informing them of the program resources and equipment which can be made available to groups.  During Day Camp, they assist units and groups as requested.  They select and procure special program equipment after given authorization by the Camp Site Director.
  • Activity Specialist: Do you have hidden talents or favorite hobbies? Instruct, teach or lead activities to our Day Campers such as crafts, field games, science, nature hike, fire safety, outdoor cooking and more!

Training Requirement

All volunteers are required to attend training within 3 months of the first day of camp.

Carkeek Park training:  Adult volunteers are encouraged but are not required to attend the two day training at Carkeek Park June 29-30, 2020. Alternatively, all Full Time Adult Volunteers must attend training sessions arranged with the Site Director which will include a tour of Carkeek Park.

Other Locations (Woodland Park, Hans Jensen, Blyth Park, and Gold Creek Park)

Adult volunteers are required to attend two mandatory training sessions (offsite and onsite) prior to camp.

OFFSITE training: Volunteers must attend one offsite training held at local libraries and/or churches, there are a variety of days and times to choose from. These are typically held at local libraries, training times and exact locations are updated as library room reservations become available. During registration, you must indicate which of the announced training dates you will attend. If none of the training dates work with your schedule, you must contact the Day Camp Director, Kerrie Sampelayo. kerries@campfireseattle.org

ONSITE training: Each week of day camp has its own specific Onsite training at that camps location. If you volunteer at more than one week of day camp, you are required to attend the onsite training for each specific day camp location. Onsite training dates are listed on our council calendar and are also displayed during registration and on confirmation emails.

Day Camp Training Dates are posted to our calendar as they are made available.

Training Dates

Register for Adult Volunteer Positions

Questions?

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