Day Camp 2004
The American Adventure
What does a Youth Volunteer do? Youth Volunteers help run program areas, they assist the Adult Program Area Managers in setting up each day, running the sessions, helping the Cub Scout's with their games, crafts, etc., and cleaning up the session area. Youth need to be in camp at least a half hour before the beginning of the session they are working: 7:30 AM (AM session) or 2:00 PM (PM session).
Service Hours: You will receive service hours for time spent helping at Day Camp. This means you are expected to WORK to EARN these hours, they are not a gift. Youth who are unwilling to perform their jobs will be asked to leave.
Day Camp Uniforms: Your Day Camp uniform this year is an orange Day Camp t-shirt, you can pick this up tonight. It is to be worn everyday. One t-shirt is provided; you may purchase more for $10.00 each. Other T-shirt colors: Staff - Dark Green, Adult Volunteers - Royal Blue, Camper - light blue, Siblings - Kelly green, Medic - Red.Program Areas: Areas you can choose to work in (however, if we need you somewhere else, you will be assigned accordingly).
Merit Badges: Thom Spratt will be working on the following merit badges: Safety, Traffic and Safety, Fingerprinting, Law, Communications and Crime Prevention. Jim Bennett will be working on the Archery merit badge. Mark Bruskin is offering the Astronomy merit badge.
Meals: Day Camp provides a meal for youth volunteers. However, if you are picky, please bring your own lunch/dinner. We do not want to hear complaints that you do not like your free meal! In addition, the Order of the Arrow is providing a Snack Bar that will be selling drinks, candy, chips, etc.
Injuries and Medications: All medications must be registered and left with the Camp Medic; they must be in their prescription containers. The only exceptions will be those who need to carry an inhaler with them, or who suffer from life threatening allergies and carry an epi-pen. Any injuries, even a scratch, must be reported to the Camp Medic.
Problems: If you have problems, see Michael Kirkpatrick, the Youth Volunteer Director. If you and Michael cannot resolve the issue, see the Camp Director.
Radios: Youth Volunteers are not allowed to use radios/walkie-talkies while at Day Camp. These interfere with the radios that Staff uses to communicate. They will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day.
Emergency Procedures: In the event of an emergency during Day Camp, all Youth Volunteers are to gather at the Youth Volunteer Headquarters. Michael Kirkpatrick will take roll, when you are all accounted for, you will then proceed to the Gathering Area where you can assist in keeping the Cub Scout campers quietly occupied while we wait for further instructions from emergency personnel.
Parking: If you are driving yourself there is a $2.00 per day charge for parking at O'Neill Park. You can purchase prepaid parking today.