Volunteers are a critical part of Willi Wise Day Camp!!
Willi Wise Day Camp is staffed 100 % by volunteers.
It would not be possible to run Willi Wise Day Camp
and keep prices affordable without our volunteers!
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR THE KIDS !
All Adult Volunteers are background checked
Adults who volunteer for the entire week can bring one camper to camp for free. ($125 value) Additional campers are $50 each. Tots (children of leaders who are younger than kindergarten age) are $25 each. Each adult volunteer also receives a camp t shirt.
There are many volunteer positions at camp.
Campers are organized into units based on the grade they will enter in the fall. Each unit needs a minimum of two adult leaders.
Unit Leaders are responsible for
Planning and guiding activities for the campers. Such as arts and crafts, nature hikes, learning songs, etc.
As a unit leader you receive an allowance to purchase craft supplies for your unit.
Escorting unit to activity stations. (Nature, music, games and archery)
Supervising meal prep and campfire cooking for your unit.
Campers are encouraged to participate and help with age appropriate duties at camp.
Meals are chosen by camp leadership before camp begins. All food and equipment to prepare the food is provided. Leaders may choose a dessert or snack to make with their unit each day.
Guiding girls in choosing and preparing a song or skit for our Friday End of Camp Celebration
Each unit is supplied with a Unit Box with essentials such as soap, matches, can opener, cutting board, serving spoons and other
must have items.
Each unit is equipped with a canopy tent and tarp. A plastic folding table and a picnic table.
Other equipment such as pie irons and marshmallow forks are available to be used on an as needed basis.
Tot Unit Leader
We provide the Tot Unit as an option for our adult leaders to bring along their children who are too young to be campers. This
allows adults to volunteer without having to hire a babysitter for their tots.
Our tot unit is allowed to set up inside our camp headquarters building. We bring in a portable TV and DVD system so they can
relax and watch movies. We also provide camp cots so little ones can nap. There is a large table of craft supplies that can be used
for them to make arts & crafts. The Tot Unit Leader is allowed to use the indoor kitchen to prepare meals for the kids. And there is
a playground with swings, monkey bars and slides for the little ones to play on.
The Nature Center Leader is responsible for guiding the units through different age appropriate activities of nature exploration.
Units go to the Nature Center on a rotating schedule.
The Games Leader is responsible for guiding units through different age appropriate outdoor games.
Materials such as sacks for sack races, hula hoops, balls and other outdoor equipment is provided.
Units go to the games center on a rotating schedule.
The Music Leader is responsible for teaching the units age appropriate camp songs and/or general music appreciation.
The Music Leader also helps units select and prepare their song or skit for the End Of Camp Celebration on Friday
A song book of traditional camp songs is provided.
Units go to the music center on a rotating schedule.
The science leader is responsible for procuring supplies needed to lead units through simple science experiments &
demonstrations at age appropriate levels while providing some explanation regarding the science behind each demo/experiment.
Willi Wise is lucky to have many camping supplies at our disposal. We have Coleman Camp Stoves, cooking racks to put over the fire, pie irons, marshmallow forks and many other camping essentials.
The Supply Organizer is responsible for organizing all of our equipment and supplies and handing out equipment to units as needed.
Each unit receives a supply box with essentials such as soap, matches, a can opener, cutting board, serving spoons, etc. The
Supply Organizer is in charge of assembling the Supply Boxes for each unit and distributing them, as well as collecting them at the
end of camp.
The Camp Nurse is responsible for attending to all of the little boo boo's that happen at camp on a daily basis.
A well stocked First Aid kit is provided. A simple "Visit to the Nurse" form is filled out for each camper who needs to see the nurse
so the parents are aware of any problems.
The Camp Nurse is also responsible for keeping track of and administering any medication to campers who may need medicine during their day at camp.
Ideally, the Camp Nurse is someone who has (at a minimum) First Aid training.
The Grocery Shopper is responsible for going to the grocery store each afternoon to purchase needed items for the next days meal and snacks.
The Grocery Shopper also divides food among the units according to how many people are in each unit.
The Camp Accountant is responsible for receiving all incoming camper registrations and making sure all of the appropriate forms and payments are turned in for each camper.
Are you interested in helping out, but can't commit to a full week at camp? We are always looking for extra help on Friday afternoon for our end of camp party! Please contact the camp director for more information.
Junior leaders are girls entering 7th grade - 12th grade who volunteer their time to help at camp for the week.
Junior Leaders work in groups of 2 or more to assist adult leaders with activities and meal prep at camp.
In order to cover insurance and food costs, we ask Junior Leaders to pay $50 each. A camp shirt is included in this price.
Junior Leaders have lots of fun at camp! The weekend before camp opens, we host a sleepover at camp for our Junior Leaders. We have snacks, crafts, movies, games and a camp fire and the girls just get to hang out, relax & get to know each other.