WE are seeking volunteers for 2020
The Tourette Syndrome Camping Organization is seeking volunteers to staff our 2019 summer camp program Tourette Syndrome Camp USA. Volunteers will need to be available from Saturday June __, 2020 (for staff training) till Saturday June __, 2020.
This year's program runs: Sunday June __, 2019 2019 to Saturday June __, 2019 at YMCA Camp Duncan Near Fox Lake, Illinois (35 miles North of Chicago). All staff will be required to attend a training session on the Saturday before camp.
If you are interested in applying, please review the job description below and fill out the online application form. You should also review our staff manual which provides details, expectations and responsibilities of our staff.
When we receive your application, a follow up interview by phone will be required for new staff. Interviews will begin in March. Reference and background checks will also be conducted. Staff selection will be done by our camp committee and is also based on the number of campers that will be attending this year's program. We do give preference to returning staff.
Counselors are directly responsible for continual supervision of campers. Counselors are to facilitate the group process, while ensuring camper safety and creating a positive camper experience. Counselors need to be willing and able to participate with their campers in the majority of camp activities. Camp counselors need to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers, interact appropriately with campers in a variety of situations and use positive behavior management techniques. Counselors are expected to model and demonstrate mature, appropriate, adult behavior. Enthusiasm, a sense of humor, patience and self-control are the model behaviors for our camp counselors. Counselors must have the ability to communicate/coordinate tasks and responsibilities with co-counselors or seek assistance from Camp Director. To apply to be a counselor you must be at least 17 by the time camp begins.