Volunteers make it possible!

Camp Seabeck is run entirely by volunteers. They do everything from serving on the board and managing the camp's finances to coordinating housing and teaching youth. Campers sign up for the next year at the end of camp, however, we need to fill several volunteer positions for 2017. Open positions include: Activities, Bell Ringers, Café Seabeck, Cupcake & Cookie Decorating, Kids’ Field Day, Kids’ Tennis Clinic and Volleyball. Please refer to the position descriptions below and let us know if you’d like to jump in and help. No experience is required and help and advice is plentiful. Volunteering is a great way to get involved and make new friends. Please contact seabeckcampchair@gmail.com.

Volunteer Positions

Activity Leader– Do you have a special activity you’d like to teach to fellow campers? In the past, campers have organized swing dancing, ballroom dancing, casino and board game nights or special morning walks, runs and swims. Let us know what you would like to organize and we’ll try to fit it in and support you in your efforts. Volunteer spots open.

Bell Ringers – Several opportunities exist daily for kids of all ages to ring the camp bell, announcing meal times and special activities. (Sunday-Friday) Volunteer spots open.

Café Seabeck – A nightly, informal (but organized) gathering after all other activities are done for the day.  Play an instrument?  Like to sing along?  Play games?  Help organize Café Seabeck! (Monday-Thursday) Volunteer spots open.

Cupcake & Cookie Decorating – Are you a professional or amateur baker or decorator? Or, perhaps, you want to put your artistic skills to the test? Help organize this fun new activity for camp. It is sure to deliver a great deal of fun for kids and adults alike. It is an evening like no other, filled with icing and sprinkles. (Wednesday evening) Volunteer spots open.

Craft Leader – Do you have a special craft you’d like to teach to fellow campers? Always popular with all ages, craft workshops are scheduled daily after lunch. (Monday-Wednesday)

Fire of Friendship – Taking place around a giant campfire, this special ceremony celebrates the strength found in friendship and camp’s values. Organized by a returning family, the program is filled with music, readings and opportunities for campers to share personal stories, as well as, their camp and life experiences. The event culminates with the opportunity to join a procession to the lagoon to send off floating luminaries and return to the campfire to socialize and eat s’mores.  (Tuesday evening)

Getting Acquainted Games – Held the first night of camp, these games help campers get to know each other. Lead this short 1-hour session by playing and leading fun get-to-know-you games and activities. (Sunday)

Ice Cream Social – Right after the Get Acquainted Games on the first night of camp, gather your family or a team of friends to help you serve up bowls of ice cream with all the toppings. (Sunday)

Kids’ Field Day – Taking place on Thursday morning, this program is sure to become a new favorite with our young campers. It will be loaded with fun competitions that may include everything from tug-of-war and three legged races to water balloon tosses and wheel barrel races. (Thursday) Volunteer spots open.

Kids’ Parade – Organize this short parade which is the culmination of the week’s kids’ classes and leads up to our all camp group photo session at the amphitheater.  It is led by our Camp Chair families and the kids’ marching band! (Wednesday)

Music After Meals – Do you like leading a group of people in song?  This activity is for you!  We sing songs after every meal with or without guitar/piano accompaniment. (Sunday- Friday)

New Camper Orientation – Talk about Seabeck Camp life and help answer questions from new campers.  Great opportunity to get to know new campers and for them to get to know Seabeck! (Sunday)

Newsletter a.k.a. “The Daily Scoop” – Be camp’s resident journalist and editor in chief. Produce a one page daily “newspaper” about the happenings at camp that typically includes photos, puzzles and short stories from campers!  Usually distributed at lunch each day. (Monday-Thursday)

Photographer – Are you a professional or amateur photographer?  We need someone with this special talent to take portraits of families on their first day of camp and prepare the display board. Plus, the “all camper” photo following the parade is important to capture and, of course, documentation of any camp activities is always appreciated. (Sunday primarily)

Polar Bear Swim – Are you an energetic early bird? Get to the dock and lead the gathering of early risers who jump into the lagoon first thing in the morning. (Monday-Thursday)

Radio Show – Before television existed, families gathered around the radio to listen to shows like Annie, The Shadow, Fibber McGee and Molly, and The Lone Ranger. With little rehearsal, campers read from a script to be part of a unique lost art of entertainment. (Monday night) Participants will be recruited during camp

Refreshment Coordinator/s for Speaker Series and Post Talent Show – Be the caterer and organize an assortment of existing refreshments (you don’t need to bring anything) for these beloved camp traditions. (Monday-Wednesday for Speaker Series and Thursday after the Talent Show).

Root Beer Float Social – Gather a team to help you serve up these old fashioned favorites. Prior to camp make sure all the supplies are there and lead the serving and clean-up efforts. (Monday)

Scary Walk – This scary activity, after dark, through the woods, is organized by the teen class. It is created just for kids. No adults allowed! This “coming of age” journey is one in which the children themselves decide if they’re old enough. If they decide a year too early, they’ll come to this sudden realization within first few steps into the dark woods. Older volunteers are there to encourage them to “try again next year” as they escort them safely back to their parents.  (Thursday)

Speaker Series – This curated session has always been a favorite for adults. Taking place in the morning, presentations are made by an invited guest authority or occasionally a camper with an interesting background and/or professional experience. Past speakers have ranged from naturalists, trekkers, authors and musicians to clowns and costume designers. (Monday-Wednesday)

Sports Ladders – Organize the sign-up for sports ladders (includes non-sport activities too, like cribbage) and make promotional announcements at meals that help keep them moving along to completion before camp ends. (Monday-Thursday).

Sports Awards – The last day of camp features a special ceremony after lunch that recognizes those who have placed in each of the various sports ladders. This position, creates the awards campers get to take home as souvenirs. (Friday)

Talent Show – Produce or play a supporting role in putting on the most popular show at camp, Seabeck’s Got Talent! Gather sign ups, put together the program, determine the production and backline needs of each performer, make announcements during meals to promote the show, organize a rehearsal and emcee the event.  (Thursday is talent show). Participants will be recruited during camp.

Teaching – There are classes for every age group, and camp needs teachers who can put together and lead age appropriate activities to fill a two (2) hour morning session (Monday-Wednesday). Parents are always asked to volunteer so you have plenty of adult help. Age groups are: 3-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and teen.

Teen Hangout – Create a fun and social space for teens to gather during evenings to watch movies and have snacks and refreshments together (Monday-Thursday).

Tennis Clinic – Do you enjoy playing tennis and teaching? Run the clinic for kids. Put together a team of volunteers to help you give various age groups a one- hour session in the afternoons (Monday-Thursday). Volunteer spots open.

Vespers – Lead a spiritual session in the wood. Past vespers have included poetry, musical offerings, meditation and inspiring words of wisdom. (Tuesday evening).

Volleyball – Organize the camp tournament that matches house “teams” against each other. Games take place after lunch Monday-Thursday. Volunteer spots open.

Water Safety – Make sure our young campers are following camp rules related to boat safety and swimming in the lagoon during designated times. A certified lifeguard is hired to monitor the swimming area. (Sunday-Friday)

Yoga  – A great way to start the day, this short morning ritual starts and ends before the first meal (Monday-Thursday).

Tai Chi  – A great way to start the day, this short morning ritual starts and ends before the first meal (Monday-Thursday).