Summer Day Camp Volunteers

One Of Us

This year at Day Camp we will be exploring 5 stories of Jesus as a child, and children will be encouraged to consider the idea that Jesus was not only an impressive adult, and the Son of God, but that Jesus was also “one of us” in childhood as well! We hope and pray that our camp will be a place where children feel safe to ask the big questions about life and God, and we seek to give them age-appropriate space to explore what it means to live a life of faith. (We’ll also have lots of fun running around inside and out, singing, dancing, creating crafts, and eating together)

Many volunteer roles only require a few hours of your time (day-by-day commitment), while some volunteer roles need to be filled by someone who is committed to being available each day throughout the week (week-long commitment).

We greatly appreciate your time spent considering the ways you can be involved in our exciting summer adventure.
 

Day Camp Volunteer Form

    At this time, the children are divided up into small, age-defined groups to discuss the story of the day, play a few games, and possibly work on a craft, drawing, or writing activity. Group helpers assist the facilitator and the children with activities as needed.
    At this time, the children are divided up into small, age-defined groups to discuss the story of the day, play a few games, and possibly work on a craft, drawing, or writing activity. Facilitators lead the group activities.
    At this time, the children are divided into small, mixed-age groups to work together on a creative activity. This might be an individual or group craft, a dance, or a dramatic activity. This could be either a daily or a week-long commitment.
    Each afternoon, the children play a large and elaborate game of some sort. Volunteers are needed to assist younger players, and to provide supervision. This could be either a daily or a week-long commitment.
    Each day we serve a morning and afternoon snack, as well as lunch to all of our campers. Volunteers are needed to help prep simple meals and snacks (including veggies and fruit, cheese and crackers, sandwiches, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, and other kid-friendly food)
    Lunch is served to all our campers together, and it is often a time that some of our camp leaders use to prepare for the afternoon’s events. As such, we need volunteers to help us serve lunch and supervise the campers during their lunch break.
    Our Day Camp couldn’t run without the support of CrossTalk Ministries who provide not only our day camp program, but also a team of volunteers who spend their summers leading day camps across the country. These teams of 2-3 teens and young adults are billeted by members of the parishes hosting the camps. We will need space for at least two team members this summer. Hosts generally provide dinner and breakfast for their billets most days of the day camp. The team will be arriving on Saturday, July 7th or Sunday, July 8th and leaving on Sunday, July 15th.
    Our CrossTalk team members will require transportation to Transfiguration when they arrive (likely at the central bus station on Bay Street), and transportation to their next location, or their next mode of transport at the end of camp (likely to Union Station).