Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

July 12, 2018

Public service opportunity: One-on-one Counselor; Program Staff; Medical Staff (Camp Promise)

Camp Promise-West ( is a one-week overnight camp that is provided free of charge for kids, teens, and adults with muscular dystrophy and select neuromuscular diseases. We believe all kids should get to experience the magic of camp, regardless of their medical needs or physical abilities. Our schedule is jam packed with theme days, pranks, costumes, summer fun, and activities that are 100% wheelchair accessible. We highly valuable our volunteers that make camp possible and are looking for mature, responsible and fun individuals to join our team.

Available positions include:

One-on-one counselors to provide personal care and assist with daily activities;

Program staff (photographers, yearbook editors, camp newspaper, computers, science, sports, drama, music, etc.);

Medical staff (licensed nurses, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, etc.)

This is an ideal opportunity for individuals who are dedicated to giving back to their community and/or who are interested in a career in the healthcare field and are looking for experience working one-on-one with individuals with special healthcare needs. Many (but not ALL!) of our volunteers are pre-health students (e.g., medicine, nursing, physician assistants, PT/OT) or interested in social work or counseling, or are graduate students/professionals in these fields. While helpful, experience is not required as we provide all necessary training at our orientation session prior to camper arrival.

Our volunteers are 16+, come from diverse backgrounds and from all over the country, so whatever your skills may be, if you are committed to making camp the best week of our campers’ year, we’d love to hear from you!

Camp Details: Dates: August 20-August 25, 2018 (volunteers arrive August 19th)

Location: Vaughn, WA

Requirements: Be at least 16 years old, submit an application, complete an interview, and pass background and reference checks.

Please visit the requirements page of our website for more information. Website: How to Apply: Learn more about our application process and visit to apply today. Questions? For more information, please contact Shannon Healey at or 405-459-PIGS (7447).