Camp Sunshine Volunteers

   

(for high school students, college students, and adults)

  

Camp Sunshine is a program for high-functioning campers with intellectual disabilities, such as Down Syndrome. Campers must be able to take care of their personal hygiene: dressing, showering, going to the restroom.

  

Camp Sunshine is staffed with a Director and 5-6 trained staff members. In order to maintain a camper-to-counselor ratio of at least 3:1, Christmount needs volunteers (high school students, college students, and adults). It is fun, personally rewarding, and can be demanding work.

Camp Sunshine Camps: 

  • Week 1: May 20-24 (ages 18+)

  • Week 2: May 27-31 (ages 18+)

  • Week 3 (Day Camp): June 3-7 (ages 18+)

  • Week 4 (Day Camp): July 1-5 (ages 3-17)

  

Volunteer Expectations

  • Help Camp Sunshine Staff through your interaction with campers during the day.

  • Sleep in cabins with 4-5 campers and at least one other adult leader. 

  • Lead and / or participate in all Camp activities - meals, recreation, crafts, music, and more.

  • Lead and / or participate in Camp Skits, Singing, Energizers, and Evening Activities

  • Learn skills and techniques to integrate your camp experience with your "home-base" experience - faith community, daily life, etc.

  • Develop a deeper sense of compassion, understanding, and empathy

  

  

For OVERNIGHT CAMPS, Volunteers arrive at 6:00 pm Sunday with dinner, orientation and training. Camp begins on Monday at 4:00pm; Camp ends on Friday 10:00 am.

Cost: $240 per Volunteer (covers lodging for 5 nights, all meals, and program materials)

For DAY CAMPS, Volunteers arrive at 6:00 pm Sunday with dinner, orientation and training. 

Camp runs Mon-Fri; each day begins at 9:00am and finishes by 5:00pm

Cost: $120 per Volunteer (covers lodging for 5 nights, most meals, and program materials)

  

To Register: Contact Christmount at  (828) 669-8977

All Adult Volunteers are required to fill out a Background Check application

All Youth Volunteers must be accompanied by an adult

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