Application deadline: May 20th
IMPORTANT: Applicants with a professional medical or teaching background will have priority in the selection process. Due to the boy/girl ratio of most Perthes Kids, male applicants will also have precedence. Please know that being a volunteer is a very rewarding and enriching experience, but it can also be busy/fun work. It's not a vacation to simply enjoy the countryside and relax at camp. For those of you who are first-timers, and will have a child attending camp, please know that being a volunteer is NOT so you can spend more time with your child at camp. A volunteer must spend equal time with all the children... you can't show favorites. The kids notice these things and can become anxious, so please keep this in mind when applying. Being a volunteer is not about you, it's about ALL of the kids, and them having the best experience possible while at camp. Due to capacity and experience level, not all applicants are accepted to be volunteers for this particular camp. If you're not selected to volunteer this year, don't worry, you may easily apply again next year. If your child is attending camp this year, there are also plenty of opportunities to visit your child at camp.
With that said, we WELCOME you (Parents & Perthes adults) to apply to be one of our amazing Camp Perthes Volunteers! It is an enriching and heart-warming experience working with these rare and special children! This year we will have more kids, so every day/night will be full of activities, frequent kid questions, and loads of fun. Remember, patience is a virtue. All volunteer applications must be submitted before May 20th, 11:59pm. No exceptions. You will be notified of status by June 1st.