Qualifications to be a Volunteer Cabin Counselor or Staff member:• Be 21 years of age or older• Energetic, outgoing and friendly• Ability to remain friendly, positive and respectful in a stressful environment• Possess effective communication skills that demonstrate appropriate tact and diplomacy• Patient with children of all ages and abilities• Comfortable interacting with people you do not know• Able to handle multiple functions effectively in varying environments
Time Commitment - Volunteer Cabin Counselors and Staff members will be required to remain at camp full time and for the duration of the camp program.
Training - Volunteer Cabin Counselors and Staff members will attend an Orientation and Training. Counselor assignments are not confirmed until the completion of Orientation. Please submit a current Certificate of Completion for Mental Health First Aid or similar if in the medical/mental health field. Mental Health First Aid offers free seminars throughout the year. Visit mhasd.org for more information.
Steps to Become a Volunteer Cabin Counselor or Staff member:• Complete this online application• Attend a required Cabin Counselor Interview (new counselors only) to be assigned• Submit 2 references (new counselors only)• Once application is accepted, conduct a Live Scan screening (new counselors only)• Attend the necessary training sessions
The Burn Institute reserves the right to refuse or excuse any applicant based on one or more of the following:
• Failure to attend required counselor training's or orientation• Negative action(s) that lessens the camp experience for campers, volunteers, & staff alike in previous camp sessions• Inability to remain at camp for the duration of the week• If you have ever been convicted of or involved in a civil or criminal act involving a minor
This application is not a guarantee of your acceptance to be a volunteer with Camp Beyond the Scars. You will be notified once your application has been received and accepted. If you have any questions or concerns about volunteering to be a camp counselor or staff member, please contact Leilani Stone at (858) 541-2277. Deadline to apply will be May 1, 2019.