If you are not 18 yet, there are two different ways to help Camp Webb campers.
- You can volunteer in our Specialty and Sports camps, or,
- You can be trained as an Adventure Camp CIT or JC in our Counselor-In-Training program.
As a Specialty/Sports Camp volunteer, you would assist our camp leaders for the duration of their week-long camp program. You would need to be on location and ready to supervise by 8:30 a.m. You will be expected to assist in the supervision of our pick-up time and then you may leave at 2:15 p.m. All volunteers need to be able to commit to work the full week of camp.
You must be at least 4 school grade levels higher than the oldest camper in the camp in order to help in a camp. Please keep this in mind as you apply to help in different programs.
Your role is an assistant; you are not directly responsible for the safety of campers; but it is your responsibility to assist in the prevention of unsafe situations through your leadership and involvement in the activities. Please know, before you apply, that using your cell phone while supervising campers is not allowed, and you should be dressed appropriately to mentor and lead young children.
A Camp Webb Volunteer is expected to:
- Lead by example.
- Help maintain supervision of designated campers at all times.
- Help ensure a safe environment for campers during camp activities, as well as when traveling to and from locations on campus.
- Escort campers when needed (ex. bathroom, nurse).
- Refrain from using profanity or physical force with campers and others.
- Exhibit a positive attitude displayed through words and body language.
- Be a willing participant in any camp activity.
- Help create a community within his/her camp.
- Know each camper in his/her camp.
- Arrive on time and stay until duties are completed daily.
- Be willing and available to assist with class instruction.
If you fail to adhere to these guidelines, you may be asked to leave Camp Webb immediately.
Fill out the form on this page to apply to volunteer in Specialty and Sports Camp
Once you submit your application, it will be forwarded to the appropriate camp leaders for their review. They will then contact you directly with a response to your application.
If you are a Webb student and you spend time here volunteering, you are eligible to receive credit toward your Service Learning Hours. These count as indirect hours. Please click here for a link to a SLH form
. You must complete the form and have your camp leader sign it. You must then take it to the Upper School office yourself.
Adventure Camp Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program...
Many of our older Adventure Camp campers look up to our senior staff and are interested in training to become leaders/counselors at Camp Webb. The summer after their 7th-grade year, campers may apply for the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program. If accepted, a CIT will train for one or two weeks with a camper group. Counselors-In-Training assist senior counselors in the guidance of a group or the management of an activity. This is an opportunity to develop independence, learn responsibility for others, and practice strong leadership skills. After successfully completing the program, they’ll be ready to assume additional responsibilities as Junior Counselors the following year.
A CIT’s role is that of an assistant; you are not directly responsible for the safety of campers, but it is your responsibility to assist in the prevention of unsafe situations though your leadership and involvement in the activities. Please know, before you apply, that using your cell phone while supervising campers is not allowed, and you should be dressed appropriately to mentor and lead young children.
This is new role for these helpers, they are not campers, nor are they counselors. They are in an in-between stage. Therefore, the camp staff are still supervising them, in addition to training them. It is for this reason there is a charge for this opportunity ($127.50 per week.)
Please have your potential CIT visit the Volunteering page at campwebb.com
for more information on the Counselor-In-Training experience.
- Parents will need to apply on the Camper Application for the desired CIT weeks of the summer.
- Then the potential CIT will be able to view and complete the online application. In order to do so, log into your CampMinder account and navigate to the ‘Forms and Documents’ page to locate and complete the CIT overview and application. This application process begins at the same time as camper registration.
Counselors-In-Training work a maximum of 2 weeks (but may apply for more). Junior Counselors may work up to 4 weeks. In May, you will receive a response to your application via email.
If you are a Webb student helping out as a CIT or JC, you are eligible to receive credit toward your Service Learning Hours. These count as indirect hours. Please click here for a link to a SLH form
. You must complete the form and have the CIT Director sign it. You must then take it to the Upper School office yourself.