Planners need 12 people to help with the initial processing of campers as they arrive Monday morning. This is a very exciting and busy part of camp. As the children begin to show up Monday between 9 and 9:30 am, we have a long table set up in order to get the kids their name tags, galleon bags, “class robes”, and get them pointed in the right direction. Monday is sorting day which means that campers who are new to camp get placed in one of four Houses. They will remain in that house each year they return to camp. Each new camper takes a turn sitting in the sorting chair and the sorting hat magically chooses which house best suits the camper’s personality.
Volunteers duties: Be assigned a station along the registration table.
Time: 8:30 – 10:00am
During lunch the campers are split into two groups of thirty children each. They rotate between eating lunch in the Great Hall (Sanctuary) and playing on the playground. Although the Prefects (Junior Counselors) are present to guide and supervise the playground area, an adult volunteer is needed to increase safety and offer guidance to the teen Prefect.
Volunteers duties: Be present in the playground during lunch.
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
ALUUC provides a morning and afternoon snack and lunch for 60+ campers, 20+ Prefects, and 15 adults. Kitchen helpers can come for one of three shifts: 9:30-11:30, 11:30 -1:30, or 1:30-3:30 pm. Plan on helping just a little before and after your shift in order to allow new volunteers to get on track. We will have food prep gloves. Tasks will include food prep, serving food to campers, and clean up.
Volunteers duties: Assist in food Prep and Serving.
Time: 9:30-11:30am, 11:30am -1:30pm, or 1:30-3:30pm
The campers go through fresh veggies and cookies in huge quantities. You can donate cut up veggies or those that require washing and cutting. The local farmers’ market is a great source. All cookies except those containing nuts or nut products are welcome. They can be provided any day, or left at church the Sunday before, and we’ll stick them in the refrigerator for later in the week.
Volunteers duties: Help young counselors keep House Classrooms productive.
Time: 9:00am – noon or noon – 3:30pm (Times are flexible. Help when you can.)
House Cup Judge
Campers are sorted into 4 houses, and earn points for their houses in the following categories:
- House Spirit – Campers and Prefects (teen counselors) make posters, songs, and other creative ways to show their house spirit!
- Activities & Games – once or twice per day, Houses have group activities, games, or quizzes, and points are awarded to the winners!
- House Cleanliness – Campers and Prefects are expected to clean up their classroom at the end of the day.
- Kindness & Promptness – Campers should be respectful of themselves and others. This includes good behavior, being helpful, and being on time for planned activities.
The House with the most points by Friday morning earns the House Cup!
Judges will assess the Houses with a provided rubric, and give points to each House daily. We do not expect a single person to be there every day, but if you plan to volunteer for a day at camp, this is a great way to spend it!
Volunteers duties: Score Houses based on our Four Categories using provided rubrics during certain parts of the day
Day: Monday – Friday
Time: 9:30 am (beginning of camp), 1:00 pm (after lunch), 3:30 pm (at the end of the day)
This is our Friday reward party when campers get to let loose and have some treats. They get to spend the Galleons they earned throughout the week for winning at games, having a good attitude, listening to the prefects and answering trivia. There will be several tables such as the Filch’s Toy Store (full of campers’ donated toys), the kitchen serving Butterbeer & chocolate frogs, a movie area, a photo area, snow cones, and other games and fun activities. Other examples are Crafts, Wand Repair and Professor Flippy’s Psychic Predictions. You may choose to work a table, or you may have an idea or a resource for a game, craft or whatever that you think the campers would enjoy.
Volunteers duties: Supervise an activity table at Hogsmeade, collect Galleons (good behavior coins) from Campers.
Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm
Set up and Tear down
Volunteers duties: Help set up tables for activities. Help clean up for Sunday service.
Day: Sunday before camp for the set up; Friday of camp to tear down/clean up.
Time: Noon Sunday and 3:30pm Friday (set up or tear down shifts available)
Saturday Action at the Farmer’s Market
On the Saturday following Eco Camp, we set up a canopy in the Artisan Area of the Farmer’s Market. In the past, we have shown passersby how to make bags from recycled T-shirts, and he children marched around singing songs and carrying signs about being Earth-friendly. We have used a bag monster costume made of 700 recycled grocery bags that represents the number of these bags the average American uses every year.
This year we have discussed changing the theme, but continuing to do the march and chants. We are also interested in doing a street performance or play of some sort. We are looking for creative people to help choose an appropriate theme or help develop the street performance or play act that may be appropriate for the Farmer’s Market.
Volunteers duties: Make bags from t-shirts and/or help with our booth’s activity, or help with street performance or theme.
Day: the Saturday after camp
Time: 8:00am – noon