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Your commitment to Camp is extremely important and you are expected to meet or exceed your commitment because Peninsula Girl Scout Day Camp is a non-profit, 100% volunteer run and depends on every volunteer to operate over the two weeks.
Every volunteer helps shape Camp!
Day Camp relies on volunteers before, during and after Camp. Work or client meeting, doctor appointments, jury duty, etc. cannot be scheduled during your Camp commitment. Due to the registration and screening process necessary that all at-camp volunteers must go through, we do not have the ability to "call in" another person if you do not show up and complete your commitment.
Training & Requirements for at-camp adult volunteers, click HERE.
Camp Name list, click HERE.
Did you know...
...that when an adult volunteer's as a
Program Leader, campers engage in more diverse range of skills, experience & knowledge!
At-camp volunteers (part-time or full-time) can be Program Leaders. Program Leaders teach/lead activities that they receive training for. Program Leaders will also get to join units on their cooking days to help with supervision for cooking and sleepover with that unit on the second Thursday all camp overnight.
Campers are accepted into Camp based on the number of Unit Leaders registered but without Program Leaders, the units wouldn't have a well diverse engaging experience.
Adult volunteers have fun at Camp too!
Program Leaders focus on teaching programs in the following areas. If you have a skill, knowledge or experience you can offer Camp and the Campers. We would LOVE to hear your ideas to expand Camps Program.
Skills - includes outdoor cooking, first aid, map and compass, hug-a-tree, etc.
Crafts - includes t-shirts, name tags and other crafts that change each year. Crafts are led in a program area or in the unit area.
Shelter - includes crafts like basket weaving, macramé, knot projects, etc
Service - most campers participate in a service project for an outside organization. The service project included leaning about the organization and a craft to support the organization.
GEOcaching - most campers participate in a Geocaching activity that is age appropriate. This is an active program, involved hiking more of the day.
Nature - teaches campers about the nature. The theme changes but campers could learn about the water cycle, animals, trees, reptiles, or other nature topics.
Trail Walk - teaches about the plants and animals to campers as you take a "walk" on camp trails.
Medics are a Program Leader but do not provide an activity to the Campers, instead they provide a service to the entire Camp. Medics can be full-time or part-time but must be licensed health professional such as a nurse, physician assistant or medical doctor, etc. There is a Health Supervisor at camp to oversee medical needs big and small. In addition to the Health Supervisor, many of our camp volunteers are also RNs, EMTs, MDs or trained in advanced first aid. Medics are required to stay the night two (2) nights; the second Wednesday and Thursday or the second Thursday and Friday.
About Camp tab, will show how campers are placed in units and what units will experience at Camp. During the registration process, volunteers are asked where they want to volunteer and with what age group.
Camp names are a tradition at Camp and are displayed proudly on the back of volunteers shirts. All adults, Aides and AITs use camp names for fun as well as to relieve some of the formality of calling someone Mrs., Mr., or Ms. Camp names are approved and tracked by administration to avoid multiple volunteers using the same camp name. Click HERE to see the list of camp names that are actively being used or have been retired due to service or legacy.
Training and Requirements: At-camp volunteers are required to complete training(s) base on their experience at Day Camp. New at-camp volunteers must attend 3 training sessions and returning volunteers must attend 1 training session before camp. Additional training will be offered during Camp. Training is required by GSUSA. Trainings are important and necessary for staff to be effective at Camp. At camp volunteers cannot be at Camp without all the required training(s) completed even if you have been to Camp before. This includes adults being a registered Girl Scout and have a current background check on file with GS council. The GS membership and back ground check can be completed after Camp registration. For details on Training & Requirements for at-camp adult volunteers, click HERE.
Peninsula Girl Scout Day Camp fills up every year, but the children of at-camp volunteers are guaranteed a spot.
Volunteers receive a substantial discount on your campers' fees. Check the registration tab.
At-camp volunteers can sign up tag-a-longs! Campers will come home with stories about their day, new songs and skills they've learned.
Volunteering with Day Camp is joining a community! Many of our volunteers have so much fun at Camp that they continue to volunteer for years after their kids graduate.
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