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AmeriCorps Summer Camp Member

Christian Appalachian Project
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Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) AmeriCorps Summer Camp Members are based out of CAP’s summer camps. Members will serve as camp counselors or other camp staff (lifeguards, medical personnel, social media coordinators, photographers, kitchen and office help), providing leadership to short-term volunteer staff.

Service Activities

Camp Counselors (contact us for other position descriptions):

--Responsible for addressing the needs of children in a positive manner (i.e. homesickness, peer group conflicts, learning new skills,
reluctance to participate, etc.).
--Expected to be able to serve any and/or all of the hours camp is in session including daily activities and overnight duties.
--Expected to serve the entire camp season (8-9 weeks), including orientation and clean-up week (if needed).
--Addresses unsafe practices and provides First Aid/CPR/AED treatment as needed and if certified as a first responder.
--Provides a safe environment by adhering to training, guidelines, and policies on safety in all ways, participant supervision, water safety,
group activities and personal safety, and medications.
--Communicates in a confidential manner any concerns/needs to immediate supervisor and reports all potentially serious incidents and legal
matters immediately.
--Adheres to program standards regarding communicable diseases and bloodborne pathogens.
--Shares responsibility with the rest of the staff for the daily and weekly cleaning of the facility, including arts and crafts building, group
common areas, staff room, and staff sleeping quarters, etc.
--Assists in physical plant preparation of camp during orientation week. May include cleaning, light maintenance, stocking supplies,
repairing equipment, etc.

Community Need Addressed

The program provides affordable summer programming for children and youth in Appalachian Kentucky, increasing social skills and engagement.

Position Outcomes

Corps members will increase the social skills of elementary, middle, and high school students through summer camp programming.


Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Benefits

GED/High School Diploma

CPR, First Aid

Skills you will gain

public speaking, teaching, communication, conflict resolution

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner
Creativity & Problem Solving
Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 2 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Recreation or Youth Center, Religious Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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