Thank you for your interest in our youth. Our goal is to share the founding of this great country with as many children as we can. To do so requires many hands. Your participation on any level will impact their lives and help them to develop a love for this exceptional nation.
There are many ways to volunteer. You can become involved on any level and may explore as many possibiities as you like. Review the options below. If you have any questions, please call Anne at 440.227.1210, Jackie at 330.422.1105 or email us at LibertyCampForKids@att.net. Costumes are available for those who need them.
If you would like to list areas that may be of interest to you and would like us to contact you, please click the link below and check the areas that you may consider. We will contact you and help in that decision-making process.
Group Leaders lead the campers from station to station. They talk about what the campers have learned in previous stations and help to tie everything together. They may assist Station Leaders when requested with lessons that may require an extra set of hands and they sign out the campers to their parents at the end of the session.
Station Leaders have several options. We have three “teaching” stations where the leaders present the lessons while they help the campers to feel a part of history as they enter the past. Some are our founders and dress the part. They present in first person and the campers join them in the actions that happened many years ago. We also have a “snack” station where the leader will have snacks typical of Colonial America. They describe how the snack is prepared and how the children enjoyed it years ago. They also introduce visitors to the station who share other elements of Colonial life and historic events. The “craft” station leaders guide the campers through their craft project that enhances the lessons of the day. The “games” station direct the campers to famous Colonial games such as “Hoop and Stick,” “Minutemen Relay,” and “British Dodge Ball,” all while showing how each related to the life and times.
Station Leaders Assistants assist the station leaders and provide an extra set of hands.
Colonists can roam from Philadelphia to Boston or Trenton to Yorktown adding the colonial flavor to the scene. They may be asked to lead a group in “Huzzah!” or “Hear! Hear!” where needed or help our camper colonists sneak away from redcoats. They may assist group leaders in moving campers from one station to another.
Re-enactors are welcome at all times, but especially on Friday when they share their personal experience of being involved in the founding of our country as they present in the different stations! Some wander in and out of specific stations to provide that special touch to each lesson during the week. (Some costumes are available.)
Administrative Assistants greet the campers every morning and assist in signing them in. They help with questions from parents and directing campers to their groups. Others may help organizing opening day materials such as name tags and t-shirts.
Set up/Take Down Crew arrive 45 minutes to an hour before the camp starts and assist in setting up tables and chairs, posters, canopies, charts and signage. They return at the close of the camp and spend 30 minutes to tear down.
Costumes Assistants are helpful in so many ways, before, during and after camp. They can assist in organizing, collecting, and/or making costumes, making sure costumes fit properly and that the costumes are there on the days they are needed. This is usually handled before camp begins and during the first day or two.
Snacks Planners help to shop for the snacks that are scheduled and prepare for the paper products that are needed throughout the week.
Craft Assistants help to gather the supplies for each craft during the week in the numbers needed. They may help with assembly of some crafts before camp begins and may offer assistance during camp.
Opening/Closing Ceremonies Assistants assist with the planning of opening and closing of camp. Camp begins with the presentation of the flag and a brief orientation of meanings and/or protocols of flag etiquette. Local, state and federal elected officials are invited to speak and share how they work for us all. The events of the day are foreshadowed before the campers begin their rotations, and they are reviewed with the common phrase, “What did you learn today?” as campers are encouraged to take the microphone to share.
First Aid Director is responsible for making sure each group leader has the appropriate first response items in their group leader bags (gloves, bandaids, hand sanitizer, etc.) and they are available during camp should they be needed.
Camp Bags Assistants plans the special “give away” items that each camper receives on the last day of camp. The coordinator can seek donations from recruiting centers, local politicians, or businesses. They prepare the bags with campers’ names and make sure they are ready to go on Friday. Items from the different stations may also be included in the camp bags.
Website Coordinator is responsible for adding pictures and video to the website. They may help with changing the forms from year to year.
Teen Patriots Assistant is responsible for helping prepare the teen patriots in their role of re-enactors. They will assist in rehearsals and assignments of the teens who volunteer.
Founders Friday Picnic Assistants are responsible for setting up the serving tables, counting the supplies (paper plates, etc.), and setting the food out in an organized way.
Publicity is responsible for contacting media and other 501(c)(3) organizations to promote registration and advertisements for the camp.
Photography/Videography is responsible for assisting with campers’ pictures, group pictures, and action pictures or videos of the various stations during camp.
Prop Design and Care Assistant is responsible for creating new props, replacing worn props and organizing them for each station.
Fundraising is responsible for grant procurement, local campaigns via the Internet, website, Facebook, etc., to insure that monies are available for operation, materials, and scholarships.
As you can see, there are many ways to become involved, and we welcome all levels of participation. Many hands make light work, and the more volunteers, the more rewarding the experience for us all! Email us at LibertyCampForKids@att.net.