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Camp Update

Victory Junction Family, MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We are so excited to finally share our 2022 Spring and Summer program schedule with you! Applications open December 1st. Take a look at the dates below:  For questions about volunteering contact Claire Rutan at crutan@victoryjunction.org.

Female volunteer talking to camper

Few things are more rewarding than helping a child expand their boundaries and achieve things they never thought possible. Our volunteers play a large part in that process. Are you looking for that type of experience?

Volunteer Opportunities

We have camp volunteer opportunities for Spring and Summer in 2022.

Spring Schedule
Family Weekend: March 18-20*
Family Weekend: April 1-3
Family Weekend: April 8-10
Family Weekend: April 22-24
*Flu vaccine is required for the March 18-20 session.

Summer Schedule
Family Weekends:
June 10-12
June 17-19
June 24-26
July 1-3

Dates above reflect family retreats and day program combination, please note day program details will be released for campers in the Spring 2022. These dates reflect the time commitment for volunteers only.

Traditional Summer Camp:
Sickle Cell/Oncology: July 9-13
Spina Bifida/Cerebral Palsy/Muscular Dystrophy: July 16-20
Heart/Lung/Kidney: July 23-27
Hemophilia/GI/General Session: July 30 – August 3

Volunteers are required to arrive the day before their Traditional Summer Camp session begins.

Requirements

Volunteers must be 19 years of age or older. 18-year-old applicants are also eligible once a year has elapsed since high school graduation. For example, if you graduate in May 2021, you would be eligible to apply after May 2022.
Have the physical and mental capability to care for campers
Complete all pieces of the application process, including our online application, phone interview and provide contacts for 3 professional references
Complete and submit all medical requirements, which includes an on line health screening form, TB test in the last 12 months, MMR, Varicella and Tdap documentation. (Hepatitis B for Medical volunteers)
Provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination
Pass a criminal background check
Attend orientation on your scheduled arrival day
Work with our staff and volunteer team collaboratively and effectively

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Volunteering FAQ

Q: How do I apply to volunteer to work with campers for a Weekend camp in the spring or fall or Week long in the summer?
A: For instructions on how to apply go to victoryjunction.org/application-teamvj/.

Q: I’ve volunteered before do I need to submit an application?
A: You will not need to complete a new application. To be considered we will need for you to go into your dashboard. Update your contact information and under forms complete the 2022 Return Volunteer Form and once received we will follow up with you

Q: What is a volunteer’s time commitment?
A: For our June 2022 camps volunteers will arrive on Friday and depart on Tuesday. For July 2022 camps, volunteers will arrive on Friday and depart on Wednesday. During the spring and fall volunteers spend a weekend at camp (Friday – Sunday).

Q: Do you provide housing and meals?
A: For our summer and weekend camps, lodging and meals are provided.

Q: Do you provide transportation from the airport?
A: For our summer sessions we will have one shuttle available on arrival and departure days from the Greensboro airport, train, and bus station.

Q: Can I volunteer for multiple weeks in the summer?
A: We accept volunteers for up to 2 weeks in the summer.

Camper and male volunteer at fishing marina

Spring and Fall Positions

Family Pal
Family Pals are paired with a family and serve as their guide throughout the weekend. That means welcoming your family to camp, escorting them throughout their camp experience and enjoying the joys of camp with all members of the family. Your role is very important because as the initial face of Victory Junction and the family’s constant representation, you have a major part in the feel of camp and the community that is established. In short, laugh, play and care for your campers! Families will live on cabin row and volunteers in program or medical lodges.

Program Pal
Program Pals provide programming which gives our campers the opportunity to try new things and push beyond their comfort zone. Volunteers in this role are assigned to oversee a program area such as Arts & Crafts, Woodshop, Archery, Boating, Fishing, Adam’s Race Shop or the Fab Shop. As a Program Pal you will join a family when your program area is closed so you can continue to experience all of the magic of camp.

Dining Hall Pal
Assist the Kitchen Manager/Chef with various duties, which includes setting up and cleaning up after each meal.

Stable Pal
Assist as needed in the stables. This includes leading campers on horses around our arena, participating in animal adventure, grooming, cleaning stalls and general stable duties.

Vic’s Riders

Our therapeutic riding programs run throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities are open to anyone 13 years or older. No experience working with horses or people with special needs required.
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Summer Positions

Cabin Counselor Volunteer
Volunteers take care of the daily needs of up to 5 campers working alongside our paid summer staff. This position requires being actively involved in the supervision, guidance and motivation of campers by building working relationships with the kids and staff to ensure that a high standard of care is maintained. This position requires long, demanding hours and is a life-changing and rewarding experience. Cabin Counselors are expected to sing, dance and be silly- we play like kids!

Program Counselor Volunteer
Work in a specific program area providing intentional programming to our campers while working alongside our paid summer staff.

Program Positions
Barn
Creative Arts
Sports and Recreation

Dining Hall Pal
Assist the Kitchen Manager/Chef with various duties which includes setting up and cleaning up after each meal.

Transportation
Day opportunity – Help transport campers from various parts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. One third of our campers need our assistance in being able to get to and from camp and drivers and ride alongs are needed on arrival and departure days. All trips will originate from camp and we provide the vehicles and training. CDL license is not required but is highly recommended.

Female volunteer with camper in wheelchair