Katerpillar Kids Camp takes 30-40 volunteers each year. Because of the delicate nature of what camp is about and who are audience is, camp staff screen applicants to ensure that we have the most qualified volunteers for our camp. Please make sure you give as much supporting information as possible about yourself when filling out the online application.

Volunteer applications will be available online at www.katerpillarkidscamp.org

Time Commitment

Every volunteer will has to come to Volunteer Training. 2019 camp training will be August 24. Training will be from 9-2.

Camp Weekend

Camp volunteers must be available the ENTIRE time of camp from 7:30am – 6:00pm both Saturday and Sunday Sept 14/15.

Many volunteers will have prep time before camp that could take up to 10 hours total.


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Every volunteer will have to go through a background check that is of no cost to the volunteer and will be performed by Covenant Health.

Every volunteer has to fill out an application and attend camp training. Please read below for the specific requirements about the volunteer positions available:

Clinical Group Leader (CGL)

The CGL will be responsible for leading group times when talking about death and grieving. This leader will also will be available for one-on-one counseling if a camper needs it. The clinical group leader will support the Organizational Group Leader with their responsibilities.


Clinical training such as social worker, therapist, chaplain, pastor, school counselor or college training working toward a clinical field. Experience or desire to work with children.

Organizational Group Leader (OGL)

The OGL will be responsible for making sure the campers are at the right place at the right time with all supplies needed. OGL will also be responsible for making sure that the correct campers will be on the bus or who will be arriving at camp by car. They will support the Clinical Group Leader with their responsibilities.


Previous Katerpillar Kids Camp experience. Experience or desire to work with children.

Group Volunteer

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The group volunteer will be support both of the leaders. Their main responsibilities will be to make sure the campers are doing what they need to be doing.

Panel Volunteers

These volunteers will be either in High School, College or recent College graduate age that have personally gone through a loss and would like to share their experience in a panel in front of our JR/HS groups. Panel volunteers will then be put into JR/High school group.


College age or very recent graduate that is comfortable talking about your “story” in a large group setting. If you are interested in helping with this project, a one-on-one meeting with camp coordinator is necessary. Camp coordinator will contact you to set up meeting.