We are excited that you are interested in being a part of Bolles Summer Camp as a Volunteer.
Opportunities volunteer service at summer camp provides:
1) Each volunteer will receive training and experience at our summerday camp facility as to serving children of various ages while providing a fun, safe, and structured day of activities for their growth and recreation.
2) Each volunteer will have an opportunity to log community service hours that may assist with entry to college, applying for scholarships such as Florida Bright Futures, applying for future job employment, etc.
3) Each volunteer will have the opportunity to build working relationships with people they may already know as well as the many that will be new to them.
4) Each volunteer will have the opportunity to be a positive influence on younger children as they care, nurture, and interact with them.
5) Each volunteer will have the opportunity to inspire others through mentorship using enthusiasm and encouragement with respect to self-control and patience.
6) Each volunteer will receive a daily lunch.
Additional important information and expectations about the volunteer program:
1) For those not familiar with Bolles Summer Camp, most of our day activities will include being outside under the Florida sun. We also have water activities that include swimming in a chlorinated pool and canoeing/kayaking/tubing in the St. Johns River.
2) Volunteers are expected to be of a maturity that shows a definitive gap between the role of a camper and those who are caregivers for them. Being a volunteer holds the responsibility to aid staff with the best interest of the camper's safety, security, well-being, and enjoyment in mind. Any disruption to the daily responsibilities of providing service for our campers may result in dismissal from the volunteer program.
3) Volunteers are expected to continually display outstanding traits of character and integrity. All volunteers are asked to approach summer camp in the same behavioral expectations of being a student of the school under the Bolles Honor Code. Any volunteer who chooses to disregard the school’s standards of character can expect dismissal from the volunteer program. Volunteers may review and ask questions as to their understanding of how to relate character to the Bolles Honor Code during orientation.
4) Volunteers are to expect approval for screening guidelines according to The Florida Department of Children and Family and are subject to pay for any off campus screening that may be required.
5) Volunteers are asked to commit to five weeks of Day Camp and three weeks of Adventure Camp and to make every effort to be at the staff/volunteer training occurring the morning of May 21. Volunteers are not to participate in summer camp until orientation has been completed.