COUNSELORS
Camp Counselors, Activity Counselors, and Interpreters 

Gym Counselor

  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 training 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 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 Couselor (Art, Gym)

  • Interpreter

  • Photographer

  • Social Media Team Member

  • Fundraising Team Member

2018 Counselor Team

Camp Counselor

You will be responsible for a group of 10-15 campers daily. You lead the group through activities and safely around campgrounds. Camp counselors also serve as mentors to junior counselors (a junior counselor is a counselor less than 18 years of age). You *might* need to interpret, but we want campers to be encouraged to sign or even gesture to get their point across before help. 4 counselors per year per state.

Campers will have a gym rotation daily. You will be required to help design the gym activities and will be the one running them. When rotations are not happening, you are responsible for supporting the others counselors and watching campers. You *might* need to interpret, but we want campers to be encouraged to sign or even gesture to get their point across before help. 2 gym counselors per year per state.

ART Counselor

Campers will have an art rotation daily. You will be required to help design the art activities and will be the one running them. When rotations are not happening, you are responsible for supporting the others counselors and watching campers. You *might* need to interpret, but we want campers to be encouraged to sign or even gesture to get their point across before help. 1 art counselor per year per state.

Interpreter

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.

  6. Intermediate or above proficiency in American Sign Language

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

Interpreters will be with the campers who need assistance. Here at Signs of Fun, we require equal access. This might mean you are interpreting for deaf campers OR hearing campers (siblings of deaf campers). We strongly encourage hearing participants to sign, but if they need help, you are there for them. 4 interpreters per year per state. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Photographers

We expect you to have fun and CAPTURE it as well! You will be responsible for taking lots (and we mean LOTS) of images of campers and volunteers alike. You should be capturing daily happenings as well as special events.  As a camp photographer, your images may be used for promotional materials, a website, or social media account. You *might* need to interpret, but we want campers to be encouraged to sign or even gesture to get their point across before help. 1 photographer per year per state. 

Required Qualifications

  1. Photographers must be 16 years or older

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

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

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

  5. Basic knowledge of camera usage and equipment.

  6. Basic photography skills

  7. Knowledge on how to keep pictures saved properly (we don't want any memories being lost!)

Major Duties and 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 training 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.

Social Media Team Members

We expect you to use you skills to spread word regarding Signs of Fun events to the best of your ability. You will also be responsible for processing and uploading camp pictures. Ideally, this volunteer will upload to all platforms on a regular basis. 2 active team members at any given time. 

Required Qualifications

  1. Be organized, detail oriented, and a self-starter

  2. Good understanding of all used platforms (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram)

  3. Be in touch with relevant culture trends

  4. Have access to high-speed internet

  5. Have access to a mobile device and a desktop/laptop computer

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Represent Signs of Fun via social media in a fun and professional way

  2. Design visually appealing posters and social media posts for events and other camp happenings

  3. Ability to adapt said posters/posts to appropriate sizes (For example, a Twitter post will have different dimensions than a Facebook or Instagram post)

  4. Respond to platform messages in a timely manner

  5. Do not speak on behalf of Signs of Fun

  6. Upload posts on a regular basis and on schedule (when time sensitive)

  7. Keep consistent and reliable communication with the camp director

  8. Regularly monitor social media to ensure a welcoming environment is maintained

Fundraising Team Members

We are looking for driven individuals to raise funds for the nonprofit Signs of Fun organization. To be successful as a fundraising team member, you should demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong leadership qualities and grant writing experience are huge bonuses. 2 active team members at any given time. 

Required Qualifications

  1. Be organized, reliable, detail oriented, and a self-starter

  2. Have access to high-speed internet

  3. Have access to a desktop/laptop computer

  4. Maintain consistent communication with the Camp Director

  5. Have the ability to garner funds

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Research potential sponsors

  2. Write funding proposals and send to potential sponsors

  3. Create marketing and promotional activities

  4. Develop fundraising events

  5. Maintain records of sponsors

  6. Organize campaigns that will lead to donations