About Camp

Each summer Deaf and hard of hearing kids choose to spend a week at the amazing Signs of Fun Summer Camp, participating in fun activities and sharing time with others who use American Sign Language.

Contact Us

E-MAIL: signsoffuncamp@gmail.com

PHONE: 540-370-4453

VP: 540-645-5029

Mailing Address

33 Warren Drive

Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405

Countdown to Camp 2020

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APPLY TO VOLUNTEER

Are you looking to become part of the team? We are always looking for people with enthusiasm and a passion for working with the future of tomorrow! Since our campers are so dear to us, we expect volunteers to have what it takes to be part of the team! Could you be the one?​

Positions:​

  • Camp Counselor

  • Activity Specialist (Art, Gym, Fishing, etc.)

  • Interpreter

  • Photographer/Social Media

Camp Counselor

As a camp counselor, you are responsible  for a group of 10 to 15 campers on a daily basis.  You ensure that the safety and well being of each camper is provided.  You lead the group through activities and safely around camp grounds. Camp counselor also serve as mentors to junior counselors. Junior counselors are campers who have been promoted into a leadership position. They are learning to take on the responsibilities of a camp counselor and will assist camp counselors in their duties.

Required Qualifications
  1. Counselors must be 16 years or older

  2. Demonstrate a desire and ability to work with youth in an outdoor situation

  3. Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, peers, and youth, and to work as a member of a team to provide positive educational experiences for campers

  4. Be able to walk, run and keep up with the kids--you'll be on your feet for most of the day!

  5. Be able to conduct yourself responsibly over-night when camp is not in session.

Preferred Qualifications
  1. High proficiency in American Sign Language

  2. Should exhibit enthusiasm, honesty, patience, self-control, adaptability, and a sense of humor.

Major Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Provide a safe and secure environment where all youth are encouraged to learn and develop positive leadership, life and social skills.

  2. Serve as a positive role model for youth by the use of proper language, and acting in a moral and ethically responsible manner.

  3. Have a “Camper First” attitude. Focus on completing responsibilities first and having fun second. Remember camp is for the campers!

  4. Plan up to three different classes, and implement them during the week(s) of your camp employment.

  5. Set an example for all campers in areas of: punctuality, hygiene and appearance, camp duties, sportsmanship, and table manners.

  6. Attend all pre-camp trainings and meetings. While in camp, attend and arrive on time to all meetings.

  7. Take full responsibility for all camp duties including class preparation and clean-up, and any other special assignments

  8. Observe and obey all emergency procedures.

  9. Follow camp rules pertaining to the restricted use of tobacco, drugs, alcohol, weapons, and medications.

  10. Encourage respect for all camp equipment, facilities, and personal property.

  11. Refrain from using electronic equipment including cell phones, iPods, gaming devices etc.

Apply to be a camp counselor
1. Download the camp counselor application
2. Submit the application
via email to
signsoffuncamp@gmail.com
Mail $25 payment to:
33 Warren Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22405