The Blandford Nature Center Camp Aide Program is an opportunity for teens ages 13-18 to volunteer for 1-2 weeks during Blandford’s Summer Day Camp.
Through this program and your child’s service to the West Michigan Community we hope to grow tomorrow’s leaders.
Perks of being a Blandford Camp Aide:
- Spend your summer outdoors!
- Share your love of the environment with campers ages 4-12!
- Learn exciting leadership skills!
- Earn community service hours–up to 40 a week!
- Stipends available based on experience!
We are no longer accepting new Camp Aide applications for the 2017 Summer Season.
If you’ve already applied, please see the sections below for information on completing additional paperwork, training dates, and FAQs.
All NEW camp aides must complete all the steps below:
STEP #1. Complete and submit the Online Application. (No Longer Available)
STEP #2. Complete a Volunteer Application
Completed documents can be sent to Katelyn, our Volunteer & Outreach Manager, at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids MI 49508.
STEP #3. RSVP for and attend a Blandford Nature Center Volunteer Orientation.
RSVP to Katelyn, our Volunteer & Outreach Manager, at either email@example.com or 616-735-6240 with which date you’ll be attending.
- Saturday April 8th 10-11:30am
- Saturday May 13th 10-11:30am
- Thursday June 8th 6-7:30pm
STEP #4. Attend Camp Aide Training on Thursday, June 15th from 9:30am-2:00pm.
All RETURNING camp aides must complete the steps below:
STEP #1. Complete and submit this Online Application. (No Longer Available)
Katelyn can be reached at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-735-6240.
STEP #3. Attend Camp Aide Training on Thursday, June 15th from 9:30am-2:00pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
What days/hours do Camp Aides work?
For the week(s) they are assigned, Camp Aides work Monday to Friday from 8:45am-4:15pm. It is essential that Camp Aides work their complete shift, as staff counts on them to assist with setup, check-in, check-out, and cleanup.
Can my Camp Aide volunteer for more than 1 or 2 weeks?
Interested Camp Aides will be assigned 1-2 weeks of camp. Additional weeks may be offered based on coverage needs and Camp Aide performance.
How are the Camp Aide assignments made?
Assignments will be made based on best fit and availability. Typically, younger Camp Aides are assigned to the Nature Buds & Wild Sprouts groups, while older Camp Aides are assigned to the Trail Blazers and & Outdoor Explorers camp groups.
My Camp Aide wants to volunteer for a specific themed camp. Where can I find the date/time for that camp?
You can find all of the different camps dates, times, age groups, and themes via our Summer Camp Brochure. Click on the image below to see our 2017 Summer Camp line up.
Will my Camp Aide receive a stipend for their work?
Stipends may be available for experienced Camp Aides. Staff will notify you on May 1st if you qualify. Please make sure to complete the stipend application section if you’re interested.
Thank you for your interest in our Camp Aide program!
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Johns, our Program Manager, at email@example.com or 616-735-6240 ext. 102.