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Frequently asked questions for volunteers

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These frequently asked questions provide answers to how to become a volunteer, what experience is needed, and the length of time volunteers are required to be at camp.

Q: How do I apply to volunteer?
Applications are available beginning in mid-January of each year and can be completed directly online. Three references and one letter of recommendation are also needed. The application deadline is mid-April.

Q: Can I apply if I do not have a medical background?
Yes, the majority of our volunteers are non-medical and the role is that of a cabin counselor.

Q: Do I need experience working with children?  
Experience is helpful, however, not mandatory. Applications are reviewed carefully and selection is based on experience with children as well as other general experiences such as school and work, expectations for the volunteer positions, reasons why you chose to apply, etc.

Q: Do I need to volunteer for the entire week?
Yes. Volunteering for part of the week is challenging as it disrupts the continuity of the cabin group as well as presents an issue regarding adequate supervision.

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