Activity Specialist

Volunteer Position Available: Activity Specialist (Only in CA & TX)

In addition to the qualifications we seek in all volunteers, as outlined on the Volunteer & Support Camp Oasis page, the Activity Specialist role has its own set of parameters:

General Responsibility

Prepare and lead camp activities and keep activity area clean

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work under the direction of Camp Director to design and implement assigned activities
  • Lead daily activities in area of specialty; write lesson plans as needed
  • Teach and monitor proper use of related equipment
  • Assist in setting up and packing up activity areas
  • Assume or assist with cabin counseling duties as assigned
  • Serve as a good example in personal language, behavior, appearance, rest, and health habits

Essential Functions

  • Ability to assist campers in emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury)
  • Ability to maintain constant supervision of campers when on-duty
  • Ability to plan, conduct, and evaluate designated activities
  • Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards

Specific Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • At least 19 years of age
  • Training, experience, and certification (if required) in assigned activity area(s)
  • Ability to determine need for supplies and equipment, and submit requests prior to camp
  • Experience working with/instructing young people
  • Ability to put others' needs before own
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good character/ability to make difficult decisions in the face of adversity
  • Ability to relate to adults of all ages, as well as to children
  • Flexibility and ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Good communication skills
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults with IBD in a camp setting
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications helpful

*Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Camp Oasis is going all virtual again this year which requires much fewer volunteers. We greatly appreciate your commitment to the program, and encourage you to apply in 2022 when we will hopefully be able to host in-person residential camp.