Volunteer

Camp Counselors

At Impact 2818, almost all of our camps rely on volunteer counselors. Over 1,000 volunteer counselors make the life changing experiences possible for the more than 3,000+ campers.

This is where you can play a major role in the life of a child.

New for Camp Parents!

Become a Camp Parent volunteer! Help improve the quality of camp for your child and their peers. Volunteer in the kitchen, with housekeeping, grounds keeping and more! [Learn more and apply here]

As a counselor, you will have the best week of your summer leading your campers through exciting activities, worshiping alongside them and sharing God’s love with them. Simply put, you spend a week “loving on kids.” In the same respect, you may also have the most difficult week of your summer as God makes you uncomfortable in your spiritual journey and stretches you to learn and grow. It’s absolutely unreal how exciting and eye-opening the experience is.

Become A Counselor

If you are interested in being a volunteer camp counselor, please contact the Camp Manager of the camp site(s) you want to counsel for. Our counselors are recruited and selected by each week’s team of volunteer directors. If you've already spoken with a Camp Manager or volunteer director and are ready to complete your Volunteer Registration, the link can be found below.

Thank you so much for the gift of your time and service to the campers and our organization.
We would not be able to share the gospel of Jesus Christ as effectively or be able to impact as many lives without your generosity.

 

Counselor Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Follow the program (both spiritual and activities) set forth by the directors and event leadership team; lead in your role as part of a team of counselors
  • Be the embodiment of Christ to the students you will care for and lead
  • Maintain an environment that is spiritually, emotionally and physically safe
  • Display the characteristics, attitude and maturity of a positive Chrisitan role model to everyone at camp
  • Provide spiritual mentorship to your students
  • Do everything possible to make sure that every camper is included, feels valued and has the best opportunity to have one of the greatest weeks of their life
  • Assist in all aspects of care (nourishment, hygiene, sleep, spiritual, safety, fun, etc.) for the students over which you are given charge

Electronics, Cell Phones, & The Camp Experience

In the digital age, we are immersed with constant contact and distractions through electronic devices.

Camp Policy: No cell phones or communication devices are to be with campers or counselors.

We want campers to experience sanctuary…to be separated from the noise that is crowding our minds and attention, so as to best focus on the transforming message of the gospel. Time away from devices also encourages social conversations and relational engagement. Communication devices with photo & video also add the potential for increased safety risks that are difficult to effectively monitor.

Connect with your camper by sending USPS letters, camper emails, and notes in their luggage. Should any situation arise needing your attention, you will be immediately contacted by the camp staff. If you need us, all contact numbers can be found here and are monitored 24/7.

Cell Phone Policy Details

Counselor Training

All counselors must attend the counselor training. Dates and timeframes will be provided to you by the director leading your specific week of camp. If you were asked to view the training videos in advance, please go here.

Volunteer Registrations

Start Your Volunteer Registration

 

This Medical Form will need to be completed and turned in prior to participation as a counselor.