This is not your typical mission trip! Stay stateside and join us for an affordable, week long experience where your team can grow closer to each other, and learn dependence upon God while experiencing the culture of disability in America. On this trip, you will be sharing the love of Jesus to the most unreached people in America, the disabled community. This is a trip that is made easy with online applications, media resources, low cost, and an established program that will make your trip a success!
Youth Mission Trip Opportunity
Summer 2019 Mission Trip Made Simple and Easy
Your Experience in 4 Simple Steps
There are two service opportunities available to your students depending on age and desire. You are not limited to selecting one option for all of your students. Being a Camp counselor (CIT) is the most impacting experience for students and campers. We are in need of counselors as each year we turn away campers because we do not have enough volunteer counselors. Below compares the two service opportunities.
Counselor- in- training (CIT)
Role: Counselors-in-Training (CIT) are paired with a camper with a disability to be their friend. Throughout the week, CITs will participate with their camper in typical summer camp activities like; fishing, swimming, bowling, competitive recreation, archery, boating, talent shows, chapel, dancing and more! Camp staff work with CITs on communication and any physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Training: There is no experience needed. The first day of camp is a scheduled training day to properly prepare everyone for the week ahead
Leaders: Minimum of one leader (18+)is required for a group. As a leader, you work alongside students as a counselor.
Pit crew- in- training (PCIT)
Role: Pit Crew-in-Training (PCIT) members work with the Camp Daniel Crew Leader on all the things that happen in the background at Camp, such as; cleaning up after meals, cleaning bathrooms, setting up and running activities like bowling, fishing, kickball, relay races, etc. PCIT members also have time to build relationships with campers and other volunteers as well as participate in large group recreation events.
Training: There is no experience needed. The first day of camp is a scheduled training day to properly prepare everyone for the week ahead.
Leaders: We require a 1:4 leader (18+) to student ratio. As a leader you will be working alongside students on the Pit Crew.
Contact Karol, Program Director at (715) 757-9222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm availability and claim your week as a group.
Wk 1 – July 7 – July 13
Wk 2 – July 14 – July 20
Wk 3 – July 21 – July 27
Wk 4 – July 28 – August 3
Wk 5 – August 4 – August 10
Apply online at campdaniel.org (Deadline June 20)
Each student and leader must fill out a volunteer application online. A Social Security number is required of each individual and each must pass a background check. Out-of-state volunteers must provide their own background checks.
Direct Link to volunteer Applications: https://www.campdaniel.org/volunteer-application/
Figure costs and start fundraising with your students.
Cost of Trip:
Students (17 and under) – $180 Fee
This covers food and lodging for the week. The camp theme shirt is an additional $10. We suggest adding this into the fee you advertise to your students.
Discount : $20 discount IF paid Saturday before start of the camp session.
Leaders (18+) – FREE
This covers food and lodging for the week. The Camp theme shirt is an additional $10. We suggest adding this into the fee you advertise to your leaders. Donations are accepted to cover $180 in expenses per person per week.
The Culture of Disability
A mission trip to Camp Daniel is an immersive experience into the culture of disability. 1 in 5 Americans have a disability, yet people with disabilities are the most unreached people group in the US. Historically, this group has been excluded based on what they can’t do, rather than included based on what they can do. This exclusion has formed a sub-culture with its own social norms. At Camp Daniel, worlds collide as people with and without disabilities get to experience life together while learning about being in relationship with God and participating in adapted, competitive recreation activities.
What is Camp like?
We take pride in offering fun activities that everyone can participate in. This includes themed meals at every lunch and dinner, and 2 breakfasts! Each unique theme is celebrated with music, costumes, contests, sing alongs, and characters. Possible themes: Lumberjack, British, Hunting Camp, Hawaiian, Christmas, 50’s, Pirate, French (formal), Italian & Western.
Talent Shows & Evening Events
During the evenings, we gather outside around a campfire and participate in different events like; Drive-In Movie, Red/Blue Pep Rally, 80s Dance Party, award show and talent shows.
Every person at camp is put on the red or blue team. Your team spends the week competing in group rec and free time activities (kickball, bowling, fishing, basketball, relay races, carpet ball, water wars etc.) and winning points for their team. At the end of the week, the winning team takes home a medal. For many campers, the competition is their favorite aspect of camp.
Chapel & Small Groups
Twice daily everyone meets as a group to learn about God. Chapel service; where we participate in worship and a listen to a message. Small group; where we meet with our cabin and discuss what we have been learning and how to apply it to our lives.
Crafts, swimming, bingo, carnival, etc. Most evenings volunteers have a group meeting to discuss their experiences, eat snacks and build community.
Here you can find different media tools to help market your trip to your students, board and church. We can help custom design posters, brochures, graphics, etc for your group. Questions or concerns? Please contact Annissa Hartwig at email@example.com or 715-927-5329 for help.
Head over to our YouTube channel to watch our promo videos.
“Camp Daniel Summer Camp Promo” – This is the most in depth video describing what a week of camp looks like.
“Camp Daniel Youth Promo” – This is a shorter, more upbeat video showing what a week of camp looks like.
Summer Camp Photos – Click the button below to access our Flickr account with photos. Each photo is available for download. These photos are from our 2017 summer camp sessions. These can be used for slideshows, social media, paper materials etc. All volunteers and campers have signed off on a photo release so do not hesitate to use.
Testimonials – Click to download testimonials from CITs, counselors, youth pastors, staff etc. Use testimonials in sermons, paper materials, social media etc.
Packing List – This document has the packing list you will need for a successful week of camp.