Camp Catch-A-Rainbow Pediatric Oncology Camp at YMCA Storer Camps

Hosted by: YMCA Storer Camps: Camp Catch-A-Rainbow

Date

August 4 - August 10, 2018

Time

Past Opportunity

Contact

Katie Wilson
kwilson@ymcastorercamps.org
248-302-8985

This is a past opportunity

About Camp Catch-A-Rainbow Pediatric Oncology Camp at YMCA Storer Camps

Fresh air, new friends, and lots of camping fun is in store for children from Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana who take part in the Camp Catch-A-Rainbow programs!

YMCA Storer Camps in Jackson, MI offers Camp Catch-A-Rainbow (CCAR), free of charge, to enrich the lives of children between four and fifteen years old who are being treated for cancer or who are in remission or cure from cancer.

Camp Catch-A-Rainbow provides the opportunity for children to simply have a good time and enjoy the experience of exercise, recreation, and companionship through activities paced to meet the needs of kids with cancer. Campers enjoy swimming, archery, horseback riding, high adventure ropes courses, arts and crafts, canoeing, and much more.

Young Camper's Day, is a one-day camp program paced for younger children ages 4-6 who may not be ready for an overnight camp-out, but still want to be part of the fun.

Staffed by volunteers, Camp Catch-A-Rainbow and Young Camper’s Day offers campers 24 hour access to health care professionals to meet their cancer care needs.

Volunteer Health Care Professionals (licensed in MI) are currently needed to act as cabin counselors to help meet the medical care needs of the participants. Volunteer positions are also available for general cabin counselors (male volunteers are especially needed). Preference for Camp Catch-A-Rainbow and Young Camper's Day Volunteers is that they are 21 years of age or older. Applicants 18 or older with at LEAST 1 year of college or 1 year of consistent post high school work experience may be considered. Volunteers MUST be able to attend a mandatory volunteer orientation on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Volunteers for the full-week camp must be able to stay overnight for the whole week. This opportunity is located in Jackson, MI at YMCA Storer Camps.

You will help provide happy childhood memories to children who have been through some difficult times! The children will teach you valuable life lessons as well! Volunteers become like family members after the week of camp, and you'll want to return again!

Application Process

Volunteers must fill out a Camp Catch-A-Rainbow volunteer application. Volunteers may apply online at: https://events.ymcatoledo.org/ccarforms/ or a hard copy application can be requested. Background checks will be run on each volunteer and reference checks will be performed. Volunteers will need to submit a copy of negative TB test results. This volunteer opportunity is located at YMCA Storer Camps in Jackson, MI.


We're looking for volunteers who:

Care about:

  • Education
  • Arts and Culture
  • Youth
  • Health and Wellness

Are a skilled:

  • Ninja
  • Talker
  • Medic
  • Artiste
  • Mentor
  • Grand Poobah

Are interested in:

  • Fun & Games
  • Music
  • Sports
  • The Outdoors

We need volunteers to help with:

Medical Cabin Counselor (Volunteer)

August 5, 2017 9:00am August 11, 2017 4:30pm
This task is filled or completed
Must be licensed in Michigan - Doctors, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners. Medical volunteers will be assigned to a cabin (most likely sleeping in the cabin) of about 8-10 campers and participate in the week's activities with them - along with 3-4 other General Cabin Counselors. This position will distribute medications and tend to any other health care needs of the children in your cabin... There will be opportunities for you to take breaks throughout the week, but you are expected to be available the whole week of camp. You will gain a whole new family of Camp Catch-A-Rainbow friends by the end of the week!

General Cabin Counselors (Volunteer)

August 5, 2017 9:00am August 11, 2017 4:30pm
This task is filled or completed
This position will serve as the caretaker, leader, and role model of a cabin of 8-10 campers along with 3-4 other cabin counselors. Cabin counselors are with campers the whole time during camp. You will sleep in the cabin with the campers, help them get ready in the morning and at meals, participate in all activities with them throughout the day and evening and help them get ready for bed. You may be asked to serve as a one-on-one helper for campers who have more significant physical or cognitive challenges. You will be a friend, a supporter, and an encourager. There will be opportunities for you to take breaks throughout the week, but you are expected to be available the whole week of camp. You will gain a whole new family of Camp Catch-A-Rainbow friends by the end of the week!
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