Camp Hope for Kids brings children between the ages of 8 to 18 to overnight camp for as short as a week and for as long as three months. Younger kids enjoy camp programs, such as R Camp, while teens have several special camping programs to choose from. Held in nature’s outdoor classroom, the emphasis is on teaching values, leadership skills, teamwork, and learning to become environmental stewards and promote environmental sustainability. Campers build strong, life-changing relationships with counselors and mentors who are teens and adults dedicated to helping each child reach his or her full potential.
Through the use of summer sports and activities, as well as a detailed curriculum on the environment, the campers learn teamwork and respect: for themselves, for others, and for the environment. Perhaps most importantly, the camping programs for children and teens bring together 500 kids every week – 2500 each summer – from widely different circumstances. Children arrive from many different places: the inner city neighborhoods of Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York and other cities; programs for autistic children run by Valley Forge Educational Services; middle and upper-class homes from all over the U.S., and many countries around the world. Many attendees return year after year to enjoy sports, arts and crafts, talent shows, rock climbing, and other fun activities that build lasting friendships and memories that will remain with them forever.
There are the positions available for Adult Volunteers (over 18) at camp. Volunteer spots are limited and offered on a first-come first serve basis, so we encourage you submit the required information promptly. We will do our best to honor your request for a certain position, however we reserve the right to change your position if it is in the best interest of the camp. We cannot accommodate volunteers who wish to bring non-enrolled children or pets with them to volunteer.
Camp Hope for Kids also needs volunteers to renovate the Camp grounds and provide other services. If you have skills as a carpenter, landscaper, teacher, environmentalist, Gardener, chef, restaurant or kitchen manager, nurse, sports coach, dance or theater instructor, etc. please consider joining our volunteers