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We appreciate both short and long-term volunteers

Learn more about our volunteer opportunities!

Long term-volunteers must submit a routine background check in order to be accepted into the program.

A number of our volunteers serve as camp counselors for one of our many camps. If you are interested in becoming an OMK camp counselor see the link below, and check out the Upcoming Events page of the website for future opportunities. Don't forget to apply!

Counselor Applications for Camp Kelleys Island include: 

CAMP DATES for 2023:

Teen Camp (campers ages 12-15) - July 30-August 3 with mandatory staff training on July 28-30

Youth Camp (campers ages 9-11) - August 6-10 with mandatory staff training on August 4-6

Optional In-Person Counselor Training: Thursday, June 22, 2023 in Columbus, OH

OVERVIEW of camp counselor descriptions

Counselor in Training: Only eligible to counselors at youth camp. You have never been a camp counselor before, but you may have attended OMK Camp Kelleys Island in the past. You will be paired with a returning camp counselor for cabin assignments.

New Counselor: Eligible for counseling at Youth or Teen Camp, pending your age - must be at least 16 to counsel at Teen Camp. You have never been a counselor for OMK Camp Kelleys Island, but you have experience working with youth in other settings that may include 4-H, scouts, or youth groups.

Returning Counselor: Eligible for counseling at Youth or Teen Camp, pending your age. You have been a counselor for OMK Camp Kelleys Island in the past.

You do not have to have a military affiliation to apply to be a camp counselor.

References

  • All counselor applicants are requested to have TWO unrelated adults give an assessment of the applicant's skills and abilities as they pertain to being a camp counselor. You can direct them here or send them the direct link go.osu.edu/OMK23ref

APPLY HERE     REFERENCE FORM

Application and references are due by 11:59 pm, February 5, 2023.

Counselor Interviews:

Interviews will be invited after applications are reviewed (February/March)

Counselor Decisions:

Camp staff decisions are typically made in the spring to prepare for summer programs.

Interested in volunteering?

Contact Justin Bower at bower.183@osu.edu

Check out our events page for upcoming involvement opportunities!


Other Leadership Development Opportunities:

To encourage leadership skills in our OMK camp counselors, OMK offers partial scholarships for our committed youth leaders to attend various leadership trainings around the state. Funds are available in exchange for commitment at a minimum of two smaller OMK events or the weeklong Camp Kelleys Island Youth/Teen Camp.

 


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