Camp Pursuit Volunteer Application 2018
Thank you for your interest in joining our Camp Pursuit team as a volunteer! Over the years, our volunteers have become a KEY part of our success. Partly due to the fluorescent orange shirts they wear, and partly due to their helpful ever-presence around the camp, our team of volunteers have earned the moniker, "Orange Army."

For this year's Orange Army we are looking for responsible, proactive students entering grades 10-12 (entering 9th graders considered) to be onsite support at our camps across the DFW Metroplex, Waco, Austin, and DC. Because of our partnership with Education Unbound, a 501(c)(3) non-profit who helps underwrite the camp, you can earn credit hours toward your obligations in various organizations that may require volunteer hours with a non-profit.

Stage one of the application process is to complete and submit this form. If you're a match for Camp Pursuit 2018, you'll be put into contact with camp Site Directors, who will coordinate detailed scheduling with you. You can find a list of exact camp dates and venues here: http://numien.com/cp2018/

Sure, volunteering for the Orange Army is hard work at times, but from all the feedback we've received it's also a blast with many benefits: new friendships. lots of free snacks, exposure to new ideas, experience for your resume, a bright orange shirt, and maybe even a great reference for a future school or job application. :)

Applicant First and Last Name *
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For which camp sites are you interested in volunteering? (you don't have to be available all days/weeks to volunteer at a location) *
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Your Age: *
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School: *
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Grade for 2018/19 School Year: *
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Email: *
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Phone: *
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Tell us about your main academic interests and long-term education goals: *
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Tell us about a time you "did the right thing" when no one was watching: *
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What traits make you an excellent help for younger students and/or teachers? *
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Tell us about any experience you have tutoring, supervising, or coaching younger students.
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Volunteer Code of Conduct
If you are selected as a Camp Pursuit volunteer, you'll need to agree to the following code of conduct. Please indicate your agreement by checking below. You'll also be required so sign a hard copy at your volunteer orientation.

As a volunteer at Camp Pursuit, I understand that appropriate conduct and the observance of rules enhance the experience for all involved. Volunteering can be a rewarding experience for me, but my first priority must be to make Camp Pursuit a meaningful and rewarding experience for the campers. In order to do this unselfishly and with a positive attitude, I promise to observe the following guidelines:

1. To follow all rules of Camp Pursuit, to lead by example, and to be a positive role model for all campers, I will:
a. Adhere to the camp schedule at all times;
b. Wear appropriate clothing; (flip-flop casual, but avoid revealing clothing like spaghetti straps or low-cut tops).
c. Respect all facilities, including the property
d. Refrain from use of the phone/computer for personal reasons (except in the event of an emergency)

2. To represent Camp Pursuit—in camp and out of camp—in a respectful and positive manner, I will:
a. Strive to have mature, respectful and friendly interactions with parents;
b. Maintain a positive attitude in front of campers and counselors
c. Seek assistance from a camp director when needed, rather than take frustrations out on campers or parents;
i. Be respectful of parents, and allow us (the camp directors) to deal with any difficult situations.
d. Completely refrain from alcohol/tobacco during camp hours and while wearing camp attire;
e. Refrain from inappropriate relationships with other volunteers and/or staff members

3. To create the best and most stable learning atmosphere, I will:
a. Communicate to the camp directors any emergency that causes a conflict with your responsibilities;
b. Show sensitivity towards the various manifestations of giftedness. Not all gifted students are quiet, polite, and high-achieving. However this does not mean you have to tolerate disrespect (please inform a camp director).


I promise to make a commitment to these rules and guidelines while volunteering at Camp Pursuit, as a way to make camp the most positive and supportive environment it can be for both campers and teachers.

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