Summer Camp 2022 Volunteer Application
Join us on the mountain this summer as a volunteer! Our camp depends on an incredible group of volunteers to make a difference in the lives of our campers, and we are very grateful for your interest in serving.  We are seeking volunteers who are committed to our mission and vision, committed to following policies and procedures, and prioritizing the safety and well-being of our campers.  

In addition to this application, every volunteer will need to have a health form and references on file, complete a background check and online abuse prevention training, and attend in-person and online volunteer training sessions. Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed by our leadership team, and an interview will be set up.  

If you have any questions about volunteering, please e-mail  Your willingness to serve is greatly appreciated!!

Pilgrim Pines Mission and Vision Statement:

Mission: Events hosted at Pilgrim Pines Camp and Conference Center, a ministry of the United Church of Christ, affirms persons of all ages, sexes, genders, gender expressions, sexual orientations, racial or ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic positions, intellectual, developmental, emotional, and physical abilities or religious affiliation.  We seek to: provide an inclusive and safe environment for personal and spiritual growth, nurture community by building personal relationships, and encourage care and concern for all of God's creation.

Vision: To be accepting of a diverse population of opinions, beliefs, ideas and backgrounds.  To seek to create a peaceful and healing community in which people learn to cooperate in an inclusive and diverse setting. To encourage a sustainable world through modeling environmentally just practices.

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First Name *
Last Name *
E-mail (Please note that this will be the primary contact between Summer Camp leadership and you.) *
Permanent Mailing Address (Number/Street/Apt. #) *
City, State, and Zip Code *
Primary Phone Number *
Alternate Phone Number (home or cell, if applicable)
Birthdate (Month/Day/Year) *
T-Shirt Size *
Please check your age group: *
Pilgrim Pines is situated on the side of a mountain, at a high elevation with steep paths throughout camp, even between cabins and meeting places.  Do you have any physical concerns or special needs to be considered?   Please describe any concerns/challenges so that we can work with you to find the best volunteer position. *
I am applying to volunteer during this week/these weeks of summer camp. You may select more than one week if you are able to serve multiple weeks. *
Summer Camp 2022 Available Volunteer Positions: please mark UP TO THREE positions you would be willing to fill. *
Each week-long position lasts from Sunday at 11 a.m. through the following Saturday at 11 a.m. (except for Pinester/Seedling/Pinecone volunteers, which end Friday at 11 a.m.)  
Have you ever volunteered or worked at Pilgrim Pines Camp before? *
If so, when and with what age/program groups?
How did you hear about Pilgrim Pines Camp? *
What other experience do you have with volunteering/working at other camps?  Please give the camp name and briefly describe what you did. *
What leadership experience do you have with children, youth or persons with special needs? *
Describe any special skills and/or certifications or special training you have, such as: bilingual, visual arts, archery, story telling, leading games, dance, guitar player, music, sports, ropes course, hiking, global experiences, etc.
Are you currently certified for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid? *
Not all volunteers are required to have this training, but certain activities require at least one CPR/First Aid trained person to be present, so we need to know whose certification is current.
Date Certification expires?
Guided by the camp's mission and vision statement, all summer camp staff and volunteers must be committed to anti-racist, anti-homophobic/transphobic, and ableist practices in order to create a brave space that promotes and celebrates diversity and inclusion.  How will you promote these types of practices as a volunteer at camp? *
Is there anything else you would like to share that is relevant to your volunteering at Pilgrim Pines Summer Camp?
I have NO RESERVATIONS about fully participating in and being an integral part of a Christian Outdoor Ministry program of the United Church of Christ. *
Please explain any "false" answer.
I DO NOT currently and WILL NOT while I am a volunteer staff member abuse any substances, including, but not limited to alcohol and illegal or prescription drugs. *
Please explain any "false" answer.
All volunteers are required to have a current background check on file with the Conference, and to take an abuse prevention training course online. Forms and information will be sent to you once you've been accepted into the volunteer program. Please be ready to return these promptly so that your application can be processed.  Clergy with authorized standing in the SCNC UCC do not need to provide references or background check, but still need to complete the online abuse prevention training course.
For Personal References:
Please provide the names and contact information for two people (none who are a relative or family member, please) who can speak to your character and nature.
Reference 1 Name
Reference 1 Relationship to You
Reference 1 Email
Reference 1 Phone Number
Reference 2 Name
Reference 2 Relationship to You
Reference 2 Email
Reference 2 Phone Number
Please check the box below giving your permission for us to contact the references that you have provided.
Photograph/Media Permission: This provides consent for Pilgrim Pines Camp and Conference Center to use any of the photographs taken of you for publicity, such as for future Summer Camp brochures or other materials designed to inform potential campers or user groups about camping, programs or available facilities at camp. If you consent, you release Pilgrim Pines Camp and Conference Center from any claim whatsoever that may arise in said regard. If you do not consent, no photographs will be used for any purpose. I UNDERSTAND THAT ALL CAMPERS AND LEADERS PARTICIPATE AND WILL RECEIVE A CAMP PHOTOGRAPH OF THEIR AGE GROUP.
All statements become part of our volunteer personnel files. I affirm that the information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I authorize any references listed in this application to give a representative from the Southern California Nevada Conference of the UCC, any information (including opinions) that they may have regarding my character and fitness for work with children, youth, or adults with developmental disabilities. (Selecting the box below is your acknowledgement). *
I am aware that submission of an application does not guarantee placement as a volunteer at summer camp.  Should my application be accepted, I agree to be bound by the policies of the Southern California Nevada Conference UCC, and refrain from unacceptable conduct in the performance of my services on behalf of the Southern California Nevada Conference of the UCC. (Selecting the box below is your acknowledgement) *
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