Welcome to our May newsletter! Our Camps are fast approaching and we couldn't make them possible without you! Thank you!
Now, let's get into month #5 of your volunteer newsletter. In this issue you'll see a quick update about camp, what is happening at Hidden Paradise, as well as upcoming volunteer opportunities and CRG events. Plus, meet some of your fellow volunteers and check out a few articles from ACA.
This month you will also hear from siblings Kate and Adam Pettyjohn about their experiences as
past campers and present day amazing volunteers! You'll also hear from our current camper Kyanna about what she looks forward to each summer.
Keep shining! — Stacie, Volunteer Manager
Have You Registered for the 2022 Season?
Volunteer applications are still open! Click here to start or complete your 2022 application. Returning volunteers must still fill out an application. We can't wait to see all your smiling faces at Camp this summer, but it all starts here!
Recruit 3 — Get Swag For Free!
Know someone who would love to volunteer for Camp Rainbow Gold and would help us create another amazing summer for our campers? Please send them our way! If you recruit 3 or more people you will get a free sweatshirt!
Positions Still In Need of Volunteers
- Spring Family Camp: Mountain Bike Lead
Youth Camp: POC & Female Cabin Counselors
- Teen Camp: Female Cabin Counselors & POC & Art Assistant
- Sibling Camp: Female and Male Cabin Counselors & POC
*Volunteers are asked to come the Saturday before the campers arrive for an on-site training. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Your Fellow Volunteers: Kate and Adam
Kate Pettyjohn has been involved in camp since 2011 when she first stepped on the bus to head to Sibling Camp. Since then she has become an incredible volunteer who helps the next future leaders of camp blossom!
Adam Pettyjohn began camp after his first year of treatment for Leukemia in 2011. He wasn't sure what to expect but read about what he found and why he returns as a JV!
Happy Camper Corner!
Each month, we'll share some news from prominent camping associations or tips and tricks for our counselors. This month enjoy two articles shared on the ACA website.
A Camp Counselor’s Not-So-Secret Mission
Kim Aycock dives into what kids really need from their camp families this summer. This articles looks at how we can build connections, community, and creative moments by making intentional choices and exhibiting curiosity.
Happy Campers: Teach and Practice Healthy Habits at Camp
Audrey Monke looks into how healthy habits can start with us and trickle down to our campers. Read this article about how you can model essential information that will not only make for a great week, but also give campers life long skills to help them lead happier, healthier lives!
Thank you Budget Blinds Volunteers!
Thank you to Budget Blinds who sent up about 50 volunteers to Hidden Paradise who helped put up 110 shades, install screen doors, and helped secure furniture pads. They were such great sports helping move furniture to cabins and we are so grateful they've made us their special charity partner. Thank you for another great workday up at Hidden Paradise!
Dear Camp, by Kyanna Fahey
Kyanna has been attending Camp Rainbow Gold since 2015. Since then she has made it her second home and a place she can just be herself. Read about what brings Kyanna back and how her transition from Youth Camp to Teen Camp went last year.
Great news! The last toilet has been set and the new floors have been laid. Blake has some new friends in the way of goslings who are enjoying the full pond. It's becoming quite the animal paradise with hawks, deer, and antelope visiting from time to time! The final workday was on May 17th and and we are ready for another unforgettable camp season.
Volunteers Needed for Green Acres Food Truck Park Event!
The Green Acres Food Truck Park's donation based workout class is featuring CRG and we need volunteers to help with set up, manning the booth, and take down from 11-3pm.
Volunteers Needed for Rixon & Cronin Pickleball Classic, June 4th!
We are looking for 8 volunteers total, two shifts with 4 volunteers each shift, 8:00am-12:30pm and 12:00pm-5:30pm. Duties will include set up, managing CRG booth, tear down and clean up.
Are you or someone you know interested in capturing camp photos and/or creating our camp videos? Please contact us at email@example.com
If you are on the fence, please reach out and we will provide training.
If you have any questions about volunteer events, camp dates, upcoming opportunities, or would like to share a story to be featured in our next volunteer newsletter — email Stacie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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