So you want to be a summer counselor? We don’t blame you – our volunteer counselors have a blast with our campers every summer! Below are some answers to common questions from first-time volunteers, but you can always email erinu@campriseabove.org or call 843.300.9100 with any questions you have. You can also visit our Counselor FAQ page. We hope to see you this summer!

When is summer camp?

Our 2022 camp sessions are listed below:

June 19-24: Overnight camp at Camp Cole

June 26-July 1: Overnight camp at Camp Cole

July 11-16: Day camp at James Island County Park

July 18-23: Day camp at James Island County Park

Can I volunteer at only one session?

Of course! We have counselors that volunteer at one session, two sessions, and some that volunteer at all of them. We welcome any time that you can give to these great children. We do request that counselors commit to ALL the days of each session they volunteer for so they can be paired with the same child for the entire session.

Do you have any one-day volunteer opportunities in the summer?

We do! We need volunteers to run arts and crafts, lunch, and other needs. If you are interested in learning more about these jobs, email Erin at the address above.

What is the application process for volunteer counselors?

Volunteers complete the Counselor Application and background check ($18.50 to cover the cost of a background check. This fee is waived for current students). After your application is received, first time volunteers will undergo a phone interview and give two references. All volunteers who are approved will be required to complete Darkness to Light training and attend an orientation and training session before camp to go over safety, medical, and camper information.

How old do I need to be to volunteer?

We require our counselors to be 18 years old and up.

Does CRA need volunteers throughout the year or just during the summer?

We always have special events that use volunteers! Whether it’s a fundraising event or a hospital camp, we would love to hear from you if you are interested in volunteering with us. Please contact us for more information!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!