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Summer Camp on Clear Creek

Get Involved

“Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” NRSV Luke 1:38

  • We think volunteers are WONDERFUL!
  • Check out all the ways you can get involved with Summer Camp!
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Be a Counselor In Training (CIT)

CITs (counselors in training) are an invaluable component to our summer camp experience. Serving as a CIT is a great way to gain valuable work experience and “try out” being a staff member.

  • CITs are welcome at Elementary, Middler, and Junior High Camps.
  • CITs must be high school graduates or a minimum of 18 years old.

CIT APPLICATION INFORMATION

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Sponsor or Support a Camper

We have a legacy of making sure everyone can attend Summer Camp, no matter their financial situation. We are able to do this because of the generosity of donations given by people like you. Please consider giving so more kids can come and experience what makes Camp McDowell so Wonderful!

DONATE

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Be an Adult Volunteer at a Camp Session

Are you familiar with Camp McDowell and enjoy the setting? Then you may enjoy serving as an adult volunteer at a Summer Camp! There are several opportunities for adult volunteers in all camps!

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer in a summer camp, please complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION INFORMATION

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Be a Prayer Partner

Prayer partners play a crucial role by writing 5 individual letters to the staff to send encouragement, inspiration, and prayers to help them take a step back and see the "big picture" of their work at camp this summer.

Please fill out this form to confirm that you would like to serve as a prayer partner.

BE A PRAYER PARTNER

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BRING BOOKS

Bring books to donate when you come to camp! This annual book-drive has been a ministry since 2006. Make a difference and a BIG impact by helping us collect as many gently used or new books for children and teens as possible to be distributed in the Black Belt region of Alabama. Drop them off at The Camp Store anytime!

BOOK DRIVE INFO

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DONATE ART SUPPLIES & COSTUMES

We have FUN at Summer Camp - and that takes a lot of art supplies and costumes! If you want to donate any supplies or costumes, please drop them by the Camp Store the next time you're at camp, or contact us so we can arrange how to receive them.

Email us at summercamp@campmcdowell.org

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Send Care Package to a Scholarship Camper

Does your camper love getting mail while they are at camp? You could provide that same experience of excitement for other campers by sending a care package to a Scholarship Camper! This is a great way to give back to camp and make sure that every camper gets a little bit of extra care during their time at camp.

MAKE A CAMPER'S DAY

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Provide a Meal to Summer Staff

Looking for a way to show the summer staff some love? Consider providing an end-of-session meal! At the end of each session, summer staff gather together with a lunch brought in from outside of camp to give our fantastic Kitchen Staff a break. We hope you will consider this as a way to give to camp and support our fantastic staff.

Interested? Email us at summercamp@campmcdowell.org

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Other ways to volunteer at camp

Interested in volunteering in other ways? Check here

Contact us: summercamp@campmcdowell.com

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APPLY FOR SUMMER STAFF

Serving as a Camp McDowell Summer Staff member is very fun and very hard. It involves early mornings and late nights, hot days and loud groups, being a leader and being a friend. It is all about teamwork and living as a model of sacramental ministry, where outward and visible actions are a sign of an inward and spiritual grace.

Every staff member is invited and expected to participate fully in the life of the community. Whatever the job, all staff positions are valued and important parts of the team. The norm is fulfilling one’s specific role…and then some. The whole staff works together attending to the many details that make summer camp happen in the context of Christian community.

SUMMER STAFF HIRING INFORMATION