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 2019. 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, gold mining, small critter petting, talent shows, horseback lead arounds, trail rides, drumming 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 two camp sessions:
- Session 2. Sunday – Friday, June 7 – 12 for adult campers
- Session 1. Sunday – Friday, June 14 – 19 for school aged campers
Options for Staff Application Completion:
Option #1: Complete an application online + White Pines Ranch Waiver
Option #2: Print the forms and mail it to our office
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. These can be printed and scanned or mailed to the Winfield address.
Please give me a call if I can help answer any questions.
President of Special Camps
26W684 Lindsey Avenue, Winfield, IL 60190