VOLUNTEERS

If you have filled out a Volunteer Application for 2021 Liberty Camp For Kids using our link below, we are sorry to report that our link was malfunctioning and did not forward your application to us. We apologize for the inconvenience but still appreciate your participation. Please click on the new link below, download the application, complete, scan, and email back to us at info@LibertyCampForKids.com, OR mail it to Liberty Camp For Kids, 482 Herbert Rd, Akron, OH 44312. Thank you for your understanding.

Volunteer Application

  • List the times/dates you could be available.
  • This and the following sections are all possibilities for volunteers. Some require costumes (which are provided) if you are traveling the grounds while campers are there. The following volunteer activities are administrative in nature and require time before camp week begins or time during camp. The hours are flexible. Please check those that may be of interest to you.
  • The following activities require regular attendance during the Liberty Camp week. Costumes are available. We are all reliving the 1770s. Please check those that mayt be of interest to you.
  • These activities may require that you be in costume depending on your activities during Liberty Camp week. Costumes are available. Please check those that may be of interest to you.
  • These activities may take place before, during or after camp. Hours are flexible and costumes (which are provided) will be necessary if you are in camp when it is in session. Please check those that may be of interest to you.
  • If you are not sure about what role you should play in our Liberty Campo For Kids, and you would like to discuss it with a member of our staff, please leave your preferred method of contact below and the hours when you are available to discuss. Many of our first time volunteers are hesitant at first, but once the action begins and we are transported back to the 1770s, we are all patriots at heart. Preferred Contact//Hours Available
  • I hereby authorize the Liberty Camp For Kids to use, reproduce, and/or publish all written and/or visual materials, including photographs and video that may pertain to me. I understand that this material may be used in various publications, public affairs releases, recruitment materials, or for any other related endeavors. This authorization is continuous and may only be withdrawn by my specific rescission of this authorization. Consequently, the Liberty Camp For Kids may publish materials, use my name, photograph, video, and/or make reference to me in any manner that the Liberty Camp For Kids deems appropriate in order to promote/publicize the event.
    The undersigned hereby agrees that their participation will be at the sole risk without liability to the liberty Camp For Kids and their officers, members, and agents, all of whom the undersigned agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless from any and all claims and expenses resulting from or relating to said participation.

 

Thank you for your interest in our youth. Our goal is to share the founding of this great country with as many children as we can. To do so requires many hands. Your participation on any level will impact their lives and help them to develop a love for this exceptional nation.

There are many ways to volunteer. You can become involved on any level and may explore as many possibilities as you like.  Review the options below.

If you have any questions, you may call our virtual office at 330.548.3305, or call our Volunteer Co-Ordinator, Jackie, at 330.422.1105, or our camp Co-Director, Anne, at 440.227.1210. You can also email us at info@LibertyCampForKids.com . Costumes are available for those who need them.

If you would like to list areas that may be of interest to you and would like us to contact you, please click the link below and check the areas that you may consider. We will contact you and help in that decision-making process.

Volunteer Opportunities

Group Leaders lead the campers from station to station.   They talk about what the campers have learned in previous stations and help to tie everything together. They may assist Station Leaders when requested with lessons that may require an extra set of hands and they sign out the campers to their parents at the end of the session.

Station Leaders have several options. We have three “teaching” stations where the leaders present the lessons while they help the campers to feel a part of history as they enter the past. Some  are our founders and dress the part. They present in first person and the campers join them in the actions that happened many years ago. We also have a “snack” station where the leader will have snacks typical of Colonial America. They describe how the snack is prepared and how the children enjoyed it years ago. They also introduce visitors to the station who share other elements of Colonial life and historic events. The “craft” station leaders guide the campers through their craft project that enhances the lessons of the day. The “games” station direct the campers to famous Colonial games such as “Hoop and Stick,”  “Minutemen Relay,” and “British Dodge Ball,” all while showing how each related to the life and times.

Station Leaders Assistants assist the station leaders and provide an extra set of hands.

Colonists can roam from Philadelphia to Boston or Trenton to Yorktown adding the colonial flavor to the scene. They may be asked to lead a group in “Huzzah!” or “Hear! Hear!” where needed or help our camper colonists sneak away from redcoats. They may assist group leaders in moving campers from one station to another.

Re-enactors are welcome at all times, but especially on Friday when they share their personal experience of being involved in the founding of our country as they present in the different stations! Some wander in and out of specific stations to provide that special touch to each lesson during the week. (Some costumes are available.)

Administrative Assistants greet the campers every morning and assist in signing them in. They help with questions from parents and directing campers to their groups. Others may help organizing opening day materials such as name tags and t-shirts.

Set up/Take Down Crew arrive 45 minutes to an hour before the camp starts and assist in setting up tables and chairs, posters, canopies, charts and signage. They return at the close of the camp and spend 30 minutes to tear down.

Costumes Assistants are helpful in so  many ways, before, during and after camp. They can assist in organizing, collecting, and/or making costumes, making sure costumes fit properly and that the costumes are there on the days they are needed. This is usually handled before camp begins and during the first day or two.

Snacks Planners help to shop for the snacks that are scheduled and prepare for the paper products that are needed throughout the week.

Craft Assistants help to gather the supplies for each craft during the week in the numbers needed. They may help with assembly of some crafts before camp  begins and may offer assistance during camp.

Opening/Closing Ceremonies Assistants assist with the planning of opening and closing of camp. Camp begins with the presentation of the flag and a brief orientation of meanings and/or protocols of flag etiquette. Local, state and federal elected officials are invited to speak and share how they work for us all. The events of the day are foreshadowed before the campers begin their rotations, and they are reviewed with the common phrase, “What did you learn today?” as campers are encouraged to take the microphone to share.

First Aid Director is responsible for making sure each group leader has the appropriate first response items in their group leader bags (gloves, bandaids, hand sanitizer, etc.) and they are available during camp should they be needed.

Camp Bags Assistants plans the special “give away” items that each camper receives on the last day of camp. The coordinator can seek donations from recruiting centers, local politicians, or businesses. They prepare the bags with campers’ names and make sure they are ready to go on Friday. Items from the different stations may also be included in the camp bags.

Website Coordinator is responsible for adding pictures and video to the website. They may help with changing the forms from year to year.

Teen Patriots Assistant is responsible for helping prepare the teen patriots in their role of re-enactors. They will assist in rehearsals and assignments of the teens who volunteer.

Founders Friday Picnic Assistants are responsible for setting up the serving tables, counting the supplies (paper plates, etc.), and setting the food out in an organized way.

Publicity is responsible for contacting media and other 501(c)(3) organizations to promote registration and advertisements for the camp.

Photography/Videography is responsible for assisting with campers’ pictures, group pictures, and action pictures or videos of the various stations during camp.

Prop Design and Care Assistant is responsible for creating new props, replacing worn props and organizing them for each station.

Fundraising is responsible for grant procurement, local campaigns via the Internet, website, Facebook, etc., to insure that monies are available for operation, materials, and scholarships.

As you can see, there are many ways to become involved, and we welcome all levels of participation. Many hands make light work, and the more volunteers, the more rewarding the experience for us all! Email us at info@LibertyCampForKids.com.