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Summer Camp Volunteers

Summer Camp Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Camp Wyoming this summer! Summer camp is a challenging, rewarding, and exciting experience. While this is a volunteer job, and you will do normal job-related things like cleaning, developing schedules, and providing customer service, it is also a ministry. As a part of the ministry at Camp Wyoming, you will care for children, lead activities, songs, and Bible studies, and interact with a community of people that shares, builds up, and strengthens one another – all in the name of Christ.

Please take a few minutes to review our Frequently Asked Questions below and the Summer Schedule.

If you are ready to apply as a summer camp volunteer, you can apply online by clicking the button below, or you may download the Volunteer Application Packet and email or mail it to the camp office. Please note that when applying online, you will want to know your top two preferred weeks to volunteer.  View the Summer Schedule to see the available options.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Director of Programs & Marketing, Stacie Hoppman, at the camp office at (563) 488-3893 or by e-mail at stacie@campwyoming.net. Thank you again for your interest in joining our team!

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Camp Wyoming located & what is it like?

Located in the Mississippi River Valley of East Central Iowa, Camp Wyoming is located on 400 acres within a larger hardwood forest area. Bear Creek meanders through the site; Frog Pond is a watering hole for deer, turkeys, raccoons, and other wildlife and is used for water activities such as kayaking. The Swinging Bridge, steep bluffs, and caves add excitement to this special place. Facilities include cabins, lodges, tree houses, platform tents, a campground, and a large central dining hall where meals are served family-style. Camp Wyoming also has lots of hiking trails and swimming pool. Camp is located just four miles outside of Wyoming, Iowa in Jones County, Iowa and sixteen miles from Maquoketa, Iowa.

What is the summer program like?

Camp Wyoming is committed to a Christ-centered summer program that is organized, safe, educational, and fun. The summer begins with twelve days of staff training with eight weeks of programming following. Campers range in age from 5 to 18 years of age, including a specialty camp: TTT (pronounced Tri-T) which is a non-religious camp for girls in 4th grade who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend camp. Counselors work in a variety of large group and small group settings with different age groups. Bible studies, evening discussions, and group building activities are conducted in small groups for all regular camps. Large group activities include campfires, worship, group games, swimming, and evening programs. Counselors lead and supervise all camp activities.

What weeks can I volunteer?

Chiefly, our greatest need for volunteers (specifically females) is during TTT camp which is June 5-10 and June 12-17. Beyond that, both male and female volunteers alike are welcome any other time throughout the summer so long as there is a need to be filled. You can indicate on the volunteer application which week(s) you are interested in volunteering, and someone will be in contact with you concerning the specific week and camp session for which you are needed.

Why should I volunteer for Camp Wyoming this summer?

We are looking for individuals who love working with others through service and hospitality while seeking to make a difference in the world in which they live. Volunteers are allowed a venue to give back to an amazing community, work closely with children, and gain important experience and life skills. As part of the camp community, you will make life-long friendships and be rewarded with the thanks and love of so many people.

What if I can’t volunteer for a whole week?

Put down the dates you are available, and we will evaluate our needs on a case-by-case basis.