2020 COIVD-19 Update: Our office will be sanitized frequently and social distancing precautions will be in place. We ask that all staff and volunteers coming to the office bring a mask to wear in the event we are unable to maintain proper social distance. We also ask that no person enter the office who is ill, has recently traveled or has recently come into contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
Volunteers gather prior to each session to complete a variety of preparation tasks to gear up for Camp Encourage. A group also gathers together to move our supplies from our office to camp and placing coordinating tubs with activity locations. Not only are these crucial details to ensure that each moment at camp run as smoothly as feasible, completing the tasks ends up being pretty fun gathering with other volunteers, parents, past campers, and supporters as we iron out the behind-the-scenes necessities.
As for preparation roles that occur in the office, tasks may include inventorying materials, laminating, assembling volunteer notebooks, shopping for camp supplies from a detailed list (and with Camp Encourage funds), organizing materials, preparing name tags, preparing visual schedules for the campers, sorting tee shirts, and more.