VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESat Deer Run Camps & Retreats
SUMMER CAMP VOLUNDEERS
A VOLUNTEER POSITION FOR CHRISTIAN STUDENTS, AGE 15 & OLDER
Applicants should be willing to serve in any area of our day camp ministry.
WATCH VIDEO about being a Summer Camp VolunDeer.
A Resident VolunDeer Leadership Program
ILLUMINATE is open to Christian students who have completed their sophomore year of high school and older. It is an opportunity to receive leadership and discipleship training, build community, and serve alongside likeminded peers.
Space is limited, apply now! Cost of this leadership program is $399.
**IMPORTANT: If your family already has a Deer Run account, ask your parent to do the following so you will have a separate login as a VolunDeer.
Log into your Deer Run account.
From the dashboard, click on the box that says “My Profile.”
Click on the box that says “Manage _____ Family.”
Click on the name of the person who is applying as a VolunDeer. You can also Add a Member to your family at the bottom of the list.
Add an email address to the VolunDeer’s account. Then, log out of your account.
Go back to the VolunDeer application link. Now you can log in as the VolunDeer.
You will need to click “Forgot Password” and follow the prompts to set a new password and then continue the application.
SUMMER CAMP NURSES
A registered nurse or a doctor is needed during each summer camp session — for both day camps and overnight camps. Deer Run shows appreciation for a camp nurse’s time and professional skills by providing a barter that can be used for payment towards summer camps or family events at Deer Run. Email NurseManager@DeerRun.camp if you have questions.
Throughout the year there are many opportunities to volunteer at Deer Run including such areas as serving meals, construction, and helping with events. The dates and times for these opportunities are updated on a regular basis.
Fill out the Volunteer Application so we can know your interest in serving and so we are able to contact you. Note: You will be asked to create an account if you do not already have one.
2020 Volunteer Opportunities
ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY
Sat, March 7 • 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Volunteers should bring work gloves and wear shoes that can get dirty to help in spreading pine straw and wood chips, lining trails with deadfall, and leveling uneven path on trails. Ages 12 & up ONLY. Youth ages 12 to 18 must be supervised by an adult volunteer — 1 adult for every 6 youth.
Full Day — 8:00am to 4:00pm
Morning — 8:00 to 11:30am
Lunch provided for everyone — 11:30am to 12:30pm
Afternoon — 12:30 to 4:00pm
OPEN HOUSE GREETERS
March 22, April 19, May 3 • 1:30 to 4:00 pm
You will have an important impact on camper families as you greet and welcome them to Deer Run for our come-and-go Open Houses with walking tours of the property.
Sun, April 19 • 12:15 to 5:00 pm
This is a fun day to participate as a volunteer by welcoming and hosting over 300 guests. There is a variety of areas to serve: welcoming guests, face painting, balloon animals, traffic control/parking, etc.
PRAYER WALK for SUMMER CAMPS
Sat, May 2 • 9:30 to 10:30 am
Meet at The Veranda at The Creekside. Join us, rain or shine, on a guided (non-strenuous) prayer walk around campus to pray over the facilities and recreation areas as we prepare for 75 summer staff and over 3,000 campers this summer. We are asking God to fill our camp with His Spirit and for protection of campers, families, and staff.
MEAL PREP & SERVING
Throughout the year or at a Married Couples Weekend (March 13-15 or November 20-22)
If you are volunteering to serve meals in the dining facilities at The Creekside or The Lodge be sure to review the following dress code before arriving.
To provide excellent camps and retreats that inspire a transformational relationship with Jesus Christ and strengthen relationships with family and friends.
To transform as many lives as possible for Christ through the growth of staff, facilities and programs.
The Deer Run Way is to serve the Lord with integrity, stewardship, servanthood, excellence and community.
Colossians 3:23-24, HCSB — Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ.