Summer Camp volunteers
Be a hero to children from low-income families
Appalachian Kentucky is home to some of the poorest counties in the nation. The beautiful mountains are juxtaposed with the daily struggles of families with very limited income trying to provide for their children. Sending a child to a traditional summer camp for a week would be out of the question for most Appalachian Kentucky families living in poverty. Thankfully, Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) camps are not your average summer camp. CAP charges just $10/child for a week of summer camp, and no one is ever turned away due to inability to pay.
CAP’s summer camps would not be possible without the service of the volunteers who come each summer. Counselors, lifeguards, and nurses are needed to make camp a success. What we promise you in return is a summer you will never forget and the chance to meet some amazing volunteers from across the country.
To be considered as a camp volunteer, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum age of 18 years old
- Commitment to service, community, and spirituality and/or personal reflection
- Willing to serve for a minimum of three weeks. You may choose any three weeks or longer during camp season: June 3 – August 2.
- Complete a volunteer application including three personal references and a criminal records check. Applications accepted until all positions are full, with priority given to earlier applicants.
- Pass a drug screening upon arrival at camp