SELECTED VOLUNTEERS

We sincerely thank you for applying to serve as a volunteer at Camp Encourage and are delighted that YOU will be joining us at your upcoming session (or sessions!)! It is so appreciated and very admirable that you are giving your time and heart to the special campers at Camp Encourage! We have many eager campers preparing for camp with HUGE thanks to you!

Below, you will find informative details to help you prepare for your volunteer role.

DOWNLOAD FORMS & INFO


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PACKET

Please download and read through this packet in its entirety in advance. You'll find crucial details about volunteer orientation, directions, arrival and departure times, expectations, a list of suggested items to bring to camp, and further helpful information.


PROVIDE A FEW MORE DETAILS

Required: Please click on the below button to take you to a mandatory form that will provide us with information regarding which orientation you will attend AND will provide electronic signatures regarding policies, permissions, and more.


RETURN TO ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM

Please return to our online registration system and complete a STAFF MEDICAL FORM (whether you take medications or not). Secondly, although it is not necessary, feel free to add a PHOTO of your fine self to your online account. Should you need any assistance with either, please contact Aimee at agorrow@campencourage.org or 816.830.7171.


INITIATE A BACKGROUND CHECK

Safety is of the utmost importance at Camp Encourage. In compliance with the American Camp Association accreditation requirements and to keep our campers as safe as can be, a background check will be completed on each* volunteer over the age of 18 on a yearly basis. The cost of the background check is gladly covered by Camp Encourage. Please click the link below to initiate the screening.

*Volunteers who provide leadership in a limited area and are never with campers in an unsupervised situation would not be subject to screening (i.e. those assisting with unloading and loading camp supplies, those assisting at the carnival, etc.). Email Aimee at agorrow@campencourage.org if uncertain if this applies to you.


ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS

SCHEDULE

COVID-19

The safety of our volunteers, campers, and staff is of utmost concern at Camp Encourage. To review our most current Prevention Plan and COVID-19 related updates, click below. It will be essential that you familiarize yourself with each detail.


SPREAD THE MAGIC

Should you know of anyone that might like to join our camp family this year, please encourage him or her to apply today!

Because we continue to expand, our fundraising and volunteer efforts continue to grow as well. Be watching for event updates, fundraising efforts, and other volunteer opportunities that will assist us in meeting the needs of our community and preparing for the details of Camp Encourage. Please consider joining us to support our efforts (and to meet others that you'll be working with at camp!).


COUNTDOWN TO CAMP

Each year we ask campers and volunteers to help us count down the days until summer camp. We LOVE seeing the photos roll in, and get more and more excited to return to camp as the number of days and weeks decreases! Join in the fun by sharing your countdown photos on social media or email them to info@campencourage.org and we’ll share them for you. Be sure to tag them as described below so that we can see your wonderful photos! After each camp session, we’ll do a drawing for some fun Camp Encourage goodies!

Download the COUNTDOWN FORM HERE or create your own then grab your camera and help us count down the days to the Camp Encourage magic! To share on Facebook, simply post on our page. On Instagram and/or Twitter, tag us as @campencourage.


STAY CONNECTED

In addition to watching your email inbox for updates, be sure to follow us on social media (all links are at the bottom of this webpage)!