Camp Promise
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Every year we recruit volunteers who see eye to eye with our mission, who are trustworthy and creative, and who are comfortable wearing lots of hats. We're looking for individuals strong in character, personality and integrity, those who are mature and responsible, and people who like working as part of a team. It takes a lot to be a great counselor, but if you have the heart and soul for it, we can teach you the technical parts. Yes, we are looking for people who are willing to learn!

Speaking of learning...many of our applicants are in high school, college, or grad school (and if they're not currently, they may have been at one time). So we'll just say it now: You are so much more than your GPA. We don't care about your grades and we don't require applicants to have studied specific fields or have specific majors. What we're looking for are hard-working individuals who have the passion for making someone's life better and who want to be involved in something greater than the sum of its parts. 

You should know that we ask a lot of our volunteers. But, the folks selected to work with us are such hard-working people that they end up giving us and their campers way more than we ask. So, if you're motivated, enthusiastic, and energetic, we want to hear from you!

Camp Promise-West, 2016

Camp Promise-West, 2016


  1. Be at least 18 years of age by the first day of your camp session.

  2. Complete an application and meet all posted deadlines.

  3. Understand and accept the Camp Promise mission and Participation Agreement (found in your application).

  4. For counselors and Unit Leaders, attend the entire length of the camp session.

  5. Attend staff orientation held the day before campers arrive (mandatory for both new AND returning volunteers).