Camp Counselor/Memory Maker

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Start: Jun 1, 2024 / End: Jul 31, 2024 / Location: KY

Why You’ll Serve

You can make a positive impact on children in need in Kentucky! Every summer, Christian Appalachian Project’s (CAP) two residential camps serve more than 1,000 children between the ages of seven and 15 in the beautiful mountains of Appalachia. We charge just $25 per child, so it’s a camp experience that all the families we serve can afford to give their children.

Our summer heroes include more than 60 volunteers and AmeriCorps members from all over the country who join us as camp counselors, lifeguards, nurses, arts & crafts instructors, photography/social media coordinators, office helpers, and cooks.

Where You’ll Serve

CAP Summer Camp Volunteers serve in Eastern Kentucky, which is part of Central Appalachia. Although the region faces many challenges, it is also known for its natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage that includes music, literature, food, and renowned hospitality.

How You’ll Serve

At CAP, our days are about more than doing any particular tasks—they’re about building relationships and sharing Christ’s love through service. You’ll spend your days encouraging and nurturing young children who will remember these experiences for a lifetime. Let’s give them a summer to remember!

Our minimum commitment is three weeks, but we encourage you to serve the full summer season. Medical personnel are eligible for a one-week commitment.

Benefits include:

  • A true camp experience with room and board in our camp lodging. Our camp cooks are rockstars and we always make sure there are plenty of snacks.
  • Travel reimbursement so that you can get here without worry.
  • Devotion and reflection opportunities to enhance your experience and build community.
  • Scholarship and student loan assistance for AmeriCorps Members which can be used to to pay educational expenses at eligible post-secondary institutions, including many technical schools and G.I. Bill approved programs, or to repay qualified students loans.
  • Living allowance for AmeriCorps Members

Camp Staff will work with students to make sure all internship requirements are met!

Got questions? Let us know! We can’t wait to hear from you!