Maybe you're a pro marshmallow roaster. Or a great storyteller. Or maybe you simply have a passion for kids. Find out how you can make an impact by being a camp counselor at Flying Horse Farms.
If you have questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call at 419-751-7077 or email our Camp Admissions Coordinator, Pete Aubry at email@example.com. We’ll be happy to answer any questions.
If you need help applying online, please download our Volunteer Application Guide. For more information, please review the volunteer descriptions listed below. If you have additional questions, you may also download our FAQ’s for Volunteers or give us a call at 419-751-7077 for more information.
At camp, no two days are the same. And no one knows this better than our counselors. They’re active from sun-up to sundown, rounding up campers at the morning bell, baiting fish hooks and reading bedtime stories. Counselors are the heart and soul of Flying Horse Farms, playing a lead role in providing the magical, transforming experience we give our campers.
Being a volunteer at Flying Horse Farms is a huge job. It requires endurance (we have plenty of coffee on hand). It requires mining the details to keep our campers safe (we provide the training). And, most importantly, it takes heart—to help provide the love and fun necessary to let kids with serious illnesses simply be kids again.
Camp Support Team (FILO)
Open to former volunteers or staff members, the Camp Support Team is responsible for the execution of programming and volunteer support for weekend camps in the spring and fall. Camp Support Team members will attend every spring or fall family camp to support all areas of camp operations – volunteer training/support, programming and high ropes.
Partner with a family for a weekend family camp. Sidekicks help campers feel welcome and supported while at camp and also help family members explore group and individual activities. These volunteers are hosts who focus on creating a magical, transforming and fun weekend for the entire family.
Volunteer during a summer week, kids-only camp. Counselors take part in activities, sit with their cabin at meals and provide support and supervision for their cabin of campers. These volunteers are energetic, positive, patient and ready to help make magic happen.
Volunteer as the leader of a specific activity for the duration of a summer camp or weekend family camp. Activity areas include waterfront, nature & discovery, Angie’s Arts & Crafts, archery, spotlight and the ropes course.
Join us for a whole week or weekend to help prepare and serve meals to keep camper bellies full and happy. These volunteers are a vital part of the camp experience.
Ensure that our campers are safe while boating, swimming and fishing. Certified lifeguards are needed throughout the year at Flying Horse Farms when waterfront activities (lake/pool) are open. Scheduling is flexible.
GENERAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We are always looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles. If serving as a camp counselor or medical volunteer isn’t for you, there are still many ways you can get involved. We need helpers to change lightbulbs, mow the lawn, tend to our vegetable garden, mop floors and countless other tasks. If you have a special talent and time you’d be willing to give, we’d love to have you.
Help our staff with laundry, making beds, cleaning cabins, and getting camp ready for the next group of campers.
Facilities and Maintenance
Keep camp looking gorgeous by mowing the lawn, tending the garden, painting, doing repairs and other tasks. Help keep the dining hall prepped and ready for meal times.
Office Support and Administrative
Assist our office staff with daily administrative tasks.
EVENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Help us spread the word of camp by volunteering to staff an event. These volunteers help us coordinate details and make sure everything runs smoothly from start to finish.
Serve as a champion for our cause and help make magic at our community events. We host several events each year, and to make them happen, we need lots of volunteers to coordinate details ahead of time and work at the actual events too.
2017 Camp Schedule
SPRING WEEKEND FAMILY CAMPS
April 7 to 9
April 21 to 23
May 12 to 14
Cardiology Camp: June 17 to 22
Pulmonary & Facial Anomalies Camp: June 26 to July 1
Hematology & Oncology Camp A: July 9 to 14
Hematology & Oncology Camp B: July 18 to 23
Rheumatology & GI Camp: July 31 to August 5
Siblings Camp: August 8 to 13
July 9 to 14
July 18 to 23
July 31 to August 5
FALL WEEKEND FAMILY CAMPS
Neuro-Oncology Family Camp: September 15 to 17
September 29 to October 1
October 13 to 15
October 20 to 22
November 3 to 5