2020 Summer Camp Dates are

August 16th to 20th

Registration Opens on February 1, 2020

Mandatory Pre-Camp volunteer Training Session -

To Be Determine


Become a Camp Volunteer

Volunteer Positions:

  • Activities Director(s) – Primary responsibility is to develop activities for the campers throughout the week.  Oversee the activities such as arts & crafts, help with songs, game night and other activities of the camp program.  Oversee the Day/Evening Helpers if they are running the activity.

  • Archery Instructor – Primary responsibility is teaching archery to the campers.  They need to have Level 1 Instructor certification.

  • Cabin Counselors – Cabin counselors live in a cabin with a group of eight campers throughout the week. Cabin Counselors spend all day with their cabin group: at meals, during activity rotations and during evening activity.

  • Counselor(s) in Training – Counselor(s) in Training are between the ages of 16 to 17 years of age.  They help the Counselor(s) and work with the campers.  They stay with them throughout the week, stay in the cabins, plan activities and assist the Activity and Sport Directors.

  • Camp Medical Nurse(s)* – The Medical Nurses are in charge of the medications and day-to-day physical wellness at the camp. They provide support to the camp physician and they stay overnight at the medical cabin.  

  • Camp Physician/Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant* – Camp physician, nurse practitioner and/or physician assistants make sure the safety and medical well-being of the children who attend camp. They stay overnight at the medical cabin.  

  • Day / Evening Helper(s) – During the day, Day/Evening Helpers assist the Activities and Sports Directors run activities for all campers.  Day/Evening Helpers would help the lifeguard at the swimming pool, do arts & crafts, and help with songs, sports, play games, help with nature walks and campfires.

  • Head Counselor(s) – Head counselor(s) lead and assist the counselors and the counselors in training.  They provide guidance and leadership between the counselors, counselors in training and the campers.

  • Lifeguard(s) – Primary responsibility is watching the children at the pool.  A Day Helper will assist the Lifeguard(s) during swimming activities. Lifeguard(s) need to be Red Cross trained or equivalent, have CPR certification and concussion certificate.

  • Sports Director(s) – Primary responsibility is to develop games, which include sports (basketball, badminton, etc.) for the campers throughout the week.  Oversee the Day/Evening Helpers if they are running the activity.

  • Support Staff – Support Staff helps plan and facilitate the programs for camp. They will also plan the evening programs and daily schedule as well as help supervising counselors and supporting cabin dynamics at camp.

* PLEASE NOTE: If you are volunteering for a nursing or medical provider position, you will need to be employed by OHSU-Doernbecher Children’s Hospital or Randall Children’s Hospital.


Summer Camp Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers must by 18 years of age or older at the time of camp.

  • Camp Counselors will need to spend the whole week.

  • Complete the pre-camp volunteer application form.

    • Once you have been accepted as a volunteer, complete the online CampDoc application form.

  • Participate in-person or Skype/Face Time interview with the camp director.

  • Complete criminal background check.

  • Provide proof of immunizations.

  • Attend training session(s) prior to the beginning of camp (To Be Determine).

  • Have a current certification in CPR and/or first aid.

  • Have a current certification for concussion training (training is good for two years per our policy). Go to http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html for concussion certification.