Adult Staff and Nurse Registration
Special Camps is now accepting applications for its all-volunteer Special Camps program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Staff members must be at least 22 years old by June of 2023. We look forward to meeting you and sharing this tremendously rewarding experience with you, as we (the volunteers) receive as much joy, laughter, and fulfillment as our campers.
Located approximately 30 minutes West of DeKalb, we rent the White Pines Ranch in Oregon, IL. It will be a lot of fun for everyone! The ranch offers exceptionally clean, dorm style camping.
We need adults to serve as volunteer cabin parents, activity leaders, and nurses. As a cabin parent/activity leader you will lead or assist your small group of special needs campers and volunteer teen counselors in activities during the day, and sleep in the dorm with us at night. Our nurses dispense relatively large quantities of medications, tend to minor injuries, and play alongside our campers. Nurses have their own separate living area. Activities consist of music, swimming, archery, sports, crafts, small critter petting, talent shows, horseback lead arounds, trail rides, yoga and woodworking. Evenings consist of a variety of fun entertainment and dancing. You do not need to have experience. All volunteers work together with experienced volunteers.
There are three camp sessions:
- Session 1. Sunday – Friday, June 4 – 9 for adult campers
- Session 2. Sunday – Friday, June 11 – 16 for school aged campers
- Session 3. Sunday – Friday, June 18 – 23 for adult campers
Options for Staff Application Completion:
Option #1: Complete an application online + Mail or Email Waivers (Online application is available at the bottom of this page).
Option #2: Print the forms and mail it to our office (Download the here: 2023 STAFF APPLICATION)
Option #3: Call 630-690-0944 and have us send you an application.
* All Potential Staff must complete the application and the White Pines Ranch forms, even if you do not wish to ride a horse at camp.
Please give me a call if I can help answer any questions.
President of Special Camps
26W684 Lindsey Avenue, Winfield, IL 60190