Full Time Counselors

Our full-time counselors have the opportunity to be a strong role model to campers by leading a life of Christian stewardship, following the vision, beliefs and mission of Help One Child. Counselors, in collaboration with Help One Child staff, are responsible for camper safety and nurturing their spiritual growth organically while enjoying the outdoors and all the activities a summer camp could offer. 

As a camp counselor, you will be paired with another volunteer counselor to lead your cabin of 6-7 youth through scheduled activities for the week of camp, encouraging them to participate in the activities and curriculum. All of our counselors are carefully chosen for their love for Christ, leadership qualities and are specifically trained to work with youth who have been exposed to or affected by the foster care system.

Camp Dates for Counselors: August 5th-10th, 2023

Join the Team

Required Forms

Please download these forms and return to Help One Child staff at one of the required trainings.

Important Details

  • Must be a Christ follower and appropriately lead campers in daily devotionals and Bible lessons.
  • Ability to engage and encourage campers to participate at an appropriate level in the activities throughout the week cultivating a memorable experience for each camper.
  • Must be comfortable committing to outdoor activities such as sleeping in canvas tents, moderate hiking, active games, and swimming.
  • Counselors must be at least 18 years or older, JR counselors must be 16 years or older. Every cabin has two counselors and one JR counselor.
  • Must complete a background check
  • Must provide 2 pastoral references

The entire program costs roughly $60,000. Thanks to the generosity of our counselors and supporters, camp is FREE for all campers to attend. Every counselor is required to participate in fundraising, with the goal of meeting $500.00, a full camper scholarship. Help One Child will help provide fundraising opportunities, but you are responsible for taking initiative on meeting the fundraising requirements

We want to equip you to serve and love the campers to the best of your ability by expanding your understanding of trust-based relational intervention. Volunteers are required to complete 10 hours of training prior to becoming a counselor.

First-Time Counselors Only:
July 1 from 9:00 am- 11:00am

All Counselors:
July 15 from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

All Counselors and All Volunteers:
July 29 from 9:00 am -12:00 pm

All training will be held at:
Union Presbyterian Church
(858 University Ave, Los Altos CA 94024)

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