Volunteer With Us!
Invest your time at Camp Daniel and make a long lasting and direct impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities. One week could change a life... maybe yours.
2021 Camp Dates
Want to do Multiple Weeks? You can!
While filling out your application, select all the weeks you plan to volunteer.
Application Deadline – TBD*
*Applications submitted after deadline will be reviewed
Volunteer Positions & Rates
Age 14 -17
*$TBD discount IF TBD
Age 18 +
*Donations are accepted to cover the $180 in expenses per person per week
This position is our strongest need as we can only accept campers if we have a specific counselor for them. Counselors are paired with 1 or 2 campers with a disability to be their friend. With plenty of direct support and assistance, you care for your camper while doing typical summer camp activities like; fishing, swimming, bowling, competitive recreation, archery, boating, talent shows, dancing and more! There is no experience needed.
Age 14-17 | $185 Fee | $20 discount is paid by May 1, 2020
This position is our strongest need as we can only accept campers if we have a specific counselor/Counselor-in-training for them. Counselors-in-training are paired with 1 or 2 campers with a disability to be their friend. With plenty of direct support and assistance, you care for your camper while doing typical summer camp activities like; fishing, swimming, bowling, competitive recreation, archery, boating, talent shows, dancing and more! There is no experience needed. Extra direct support will be given to CITs.
Pit Crew/ Worker
Pit Crew/Worker members work with the Camp Daniel staff on all the things that happen in the background at Camp. Tasks like; cleaning up after meals, cleaning bathrooms, setting up and running activities like bowling, fishing, kickball, relay races, etc, set up theme meal decor and more. Pit Crew/Worker members also have down time to be able to build relationships with campers and other volunteers as well as participate in large group recreation events. There is no experience needed.
Age 14-17 | $185 Fee | Discount is paid by May 1, 2020
Support Crew-in-Training members work with the Camp Daniel staff on all the things that happen in the background at Camp. Tasks like; cleaning up after meals, cleaning bathrooms, setting up and running activities like bowling, fishing, kickball, relay races, etc, set up theme meal decor and more. Pit Crew/Worker members also have down time to be able to build relationships with campers and other volunteers as well as participate in large group recreation events. There is no experience needed. Extra support is given to SCITs.
Kitchen Staff assist the Kitchen Manager in preparing all meals for the week of camp.
There will be scheduled breaks for down time to be able to rest or spend time building relationships with campers and other volunteers.
Individuals who are 16 or 17 may also apply, for a fee of $185. $20 discount IF payment is received by May 1st, 2019.
RN/LPN/Med Pass Certified
Two volunteer nurses are needed every week of camp. Nurses have med passes four times a day and take care of any other medical related concerns. Being a nurse for a week is a fun and rewarding experience. Nurses have the opportunity to build relationships with all of our campers and volunteers while serving them everyday.
One volunteer lifeguard is needed every week of camp. Lifeguards oversee the lakefront and swimming free time. Being a lifeguard for a week is a fun and rewarding experience. Lifeguards have the opportunity to build relationships with all of our campers and volunteers while serving them everyday.
General Information & Camp Policies
Items to Bring to Camp:
• Bath towels, wash cloths, hand towels, pillow, sleeping bag (or 2 sheets & 2 blankets), pajamas
• Clothing (be prepared for hot & cool weather). Include Camp Daniel t-shirts from previous years.
• Sunscreen, insect repellant & bee sting kit (if you are allergic to bee stings)
• Personal hygiene items (soap, deodorant, toothpaste, hairbrush, shampoo, etc)
• Flashlight, Bible, pen, watch, alarm clock, extension cord, 3 prong adaptor and fan
• Whistle; if you were a counselor at a previous camp, bring the one you were issued.
We encourage you to join the staff and campers in dressing up for all the theme meals. If this if your first time at camp, you will be surprised at the high level of participation of everyone at camp. We go all out at Camp Daniel, and the themed meals are a highlight of camp. Please bring clothes/accessories for each theme.
Check out the Theme Meals tab for the list of themes!
• Dress modestly; no yoga pants, halters, spaghetti straps, or short shorts. Remember that revealing attire can be sexually stimulating to many of our campers.
• All swimsuits must be modest. Any two piece suit must be worn with a colored t-shirt.
Items not allowed at camp:
• Snacks, soda, etc. Food items are not allowed in the dorms
• Tobacco, alcohol, drugs, firearms
Location & Check-in
• 5:30-6:00 pm Sunday for volunteers
• Dinner will not be served that night, but we will have snacks at about 8 pm.
• 11:00 am on Saturday
NEW Summer Camp Location
2020 Summer camp will be held at our NEW location in Athelstane, WI!
W10541 Army Ln
Athelstane, WI 54104
At Camp Daniel, we take pride in offering fun activities that everyone can participate in. That includes themed meals at every lunch and dinner, and 2 breakfasts! Each unique theme is celebrated with music, costumes, contests, sing alongs, and characters.
Breakfasts: Breakfast on the farm & British
Lunches: Hunting Camp, Mexican & Hawaiian
Dinners: 50’s, French (formal), Pirate, Christmas & Western
Check out Camp Daniel’s Pinterest boards for lots of ideas!Camp Daniel's Boards
Upon check-in, all counselors must turn in their over the counter medications, prescription medications and vitamins to the camp nurse. They will be secured at the nurse’s station and you will have 24 hour access.
Counselors may turn in cash and in exchange, receive tickets for use at the snack stand and gift shop; or they may use cash. Should you choose to keep monies in your possession, Camp Daniel will assume no liability for lost/stolen funds. This year’s camp theme t-shirt will be available for $10. Availability of your size can only be guaranteed if you pre-order (on page 1 of the application). A free-will offering will be taken on the final evening of camp, which will be applied to the expense of camp operation expenses.
If you are under the age of 18, there is a camp fee of $185. There is a $20 discount available to those who pay their fee by May 1st. If you are 18 or older, there is no required fee. It costs Camp Daniel $180 to host a volunteer for a week of camp, so if you wish to further support the mission of Camp Daniel, donations are accepted to cover these expenses.
Camp Daniel is truly one of the happiest places on earth. It is the most life changing and impacting things I have ever experienced. At camp, you receive nothing less than unconditional love. These campers bring happiness and joy into my life and I could not think any one of them enough. Going into camp as a counselor, I had the mind-set that I would be changing my campers life.. But I was totally wrong. It turns out that my campers made ME a better person because of who they are, and the kindness and love they give.MaddieCounselor & Summer Intern
I can't ever forget my first Camp Daniel experience. I was overwhelmed to be in an atmosphere free from judgement and so overtaken my unconditional love! Since then each Camp Daniel Summer has stretched me to new places on my walk with God and is still molding me to go beyond the ordinary places of this life-to embrace the extraordinary life instead! I LOVE CAMP DANIEL!!KittCamp Nurse
Camp is a place where I am able to be my best version of myself and be able to grow with the people closest to me. I've also learned the true meaning of love, service, and worship during my time at Camp Daniel. I will always keep coming back because I want to continue to grow in my faith in Christ and build meaningful relationships with the people around me that will last a lifetime.EvanStaff Member
I started counseling when I was 13 years old. I have seen myself grow up throughout the last ten years I have been counseling and how much better of a counselor I became throughout those years. All of my favorite and strongest relationships have been made through spending my summers at camp and I have no idea where my life would be if I never started coming.EmilyCounselor & Summer Intern