We are pleased to be welcoming campers, seasonal staff, and volunteers back onsite for a residential 2021 Summer Camp Program at approximately 30% capacity. In designing and operating the summer program, we will be closely following summer camp guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), New York State (NYS), our local Department of Health (DOH), and the American Camping Association (ACA). We will also be operating based on recommendations from the SeriousFun Children’s Network (SFCN) that were created specifically for camps serving children with serious illnesses. This summer more than ever, our volunteer team will help provide Double H’s primary Core Value for campers: Safe Fun!
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed much of the way we live our daily lives. Many of us have missed the hugs and high fives from our camp community and while we are overjoyed to bring campers back onsite to Double H for summer 2021, there will be more changes to ensure everyone stays safe.
Any volunteers at camp this summer will have to help support the implementation of these changes. Volunteers may be required to quarantine before or during camp, spend all their time with one cabin or have no time with cabins, take on different responsibilities in program areas, and be more agile in responding to changing needs at camp. Flexibility and patience are necessary skills to have as we head into a summer of new challenges.
How we embrace the summer of 2021 is a role modeling opportunity of a lifetime. We can set the tone for campers of how a community comes together and responds to challenges with love.
One thing that hasn’t changed – we still have a range of volunteer opportunities for you to make a difference by giving your time and talent. We hope you join us on this adventure!
Volunteer Application Timeline
There are very specific deadlines to apply for volunteering during summer 2021. Please take note of these timelines so you don’t miss your chance to take part this summer!
April 2nd – Applications Available
April 2nd – 25th – Applications evaluated for lottery eligibility
April 25th – Deadline to submit Part 1 of the volunteer application
Early May – Volunteers notified of the lottery outcome
May 26th – Deadline for selected volunteers to complete Part 2 of the application
Due to Covid-19 safety measures, Cabin Counselors are encouraged, but not required, to commit to two consecutive sessions (Sessions 1 & 2, 3& 4, or 5 and alumni). Mandatory training for Cabin Counselors will take place the day before a session begins.
Day Volunteers and Cabin Counselors will attend a mandatory day of training onsite at Double H before their position begins. Some Day Volunteer positions will require additional training such as Ropes and Archery.
- New! Mandatory Training: Sunday, June 20
Session 1 & 2 Volunteers
- Training: Tuesday, June 29
- Session 1: Wednesday, June 30 – Sunday, July 4
- Training: Tuesday, July 6
- Session 2: Wednesday, July 7 – Sunday, July 11
Session 3 & 4 Volunteers
- Training: Tuesday, July 13
- Session 3: Wednesday, July 14 – Sunday, July 18
- Training: Wednesday, July 21
- Session 4: Thursday, July 22 – Monday, July 26
Session 5 & Alumni Volunteers
- Training: Wednesday, July 28
- Session 5: Thursday, July 29 – Monday, August 2
- Training: Wednesday, August 4
- Alumni Session: Thursday, August 5 – Sunday, August 8
COVID-19 Policies and Safety
If selected to volunteer during Summer 2021, your training and learning will start very quickly after you are offered a position. We will host a virtual informational session for you to ask questions, learn about how we are keeping everyone safe and what changes will be happening. As mentioned above, this is a new challenge and while we are working hard to have all the answers to all the questions- there will be some unknowns and there may be changes along the way. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this together. Please visit our FAQ page for more information.
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If you have questions about our volunteer opportunities please contact Lauren Roden, Volunteer Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.