What is Camp For All?
Camp For All is a camp for children and adults with special needs and challenging illnesses. We are one of the few camps in the U.S. that operate on the Partner Model, meaning that we partner with over 64 other not-for-profits to provide the best camping experience possible for everyone that comes through our gates.
What the heck does "Partner Model" mean?
Well, let me tell you! Partner Model means that all of the not-for-profits we work with, or our “partners”, bring all of the campers, counselors, and medical staff to camp, while the Camp For All staff run the kitchen, housekeeping, facilities, and all of the programming. Programming involves all of the fun activities! From Photography to Giant Swing to Archery to Nature, we have it all.
Do I need to have any certifications before applying?
Nope! We do all of our training in house and cross-train all of our staff on most, if not all, of our activities. During the summer we do Red Cross Lifeguard training, Challenge Course training, and Red Cross CPR training. In the fall and spring we cross-train on most of our activities, but Lifeguarding, Challenge Course and CPR are not guaranteed.
What are the differences between Program Staff, Program Instructor, and Program Intern?
We have a few different staff positions so buckle up...
- Program Staff:
- Fall/Spring Program Staff: this position is for those who want to work weekend groups (some weekday groups are also available) in the fall and/or spring. If you work in the Fall you can automatically work in the Spring as well, but if you work in the Spring you have to reapply to work in the Summer. Housing is provided for the weekends you are working.
- Summer Program Staff: these positions are for those who would like to work at Camp For All from mid May until mid August. If you work in the summer you live on-site for the whole summer, housing is provided.
- Program Instructor:
- Fall/Spring Program Instructors: this position is for those who are looking for a part-time seasonal job. Program Instructors live on site for the duration of their time at Camp For All (no additional fee for housing). Typically Program Instructors work Wednesday-Sunday with Monday and Tuesday as their “weekend”. Program Instructors work along-side Fall/Spring staff to provide our campers with top of the line programming. Program Instructors are also responsible for helping build and maintain activity areas along-side a Program Supervisor.
- Program Intern:
- Summer Intern: this position is for those who want to be a Program Staff member for the summer but also want to learn more about camping as a profession. Summer Interns are responsible for leading staff hangout nights, water/Olympic days, taking night leads, and working alongside Program Supervisors to create and maintain activity areas.
- Year-Round Intern: this year long position is for those who want to start their career as a camp professional. Year-Round Interns work closely with Program Supervisors and Managers to learn the ins and outs of Camp. Some responsibilities include recruiting, training, leading weeklong camps in the summer, as well as weekend/day camps in the fall and spring, maintaining current activity areas, and creating new activities. This internship is available in January and September.