Camp Prov is an integrated day camp for children with special needs and their siblings, 2 – 10 years of age. Camp is held at Forest Park in Everett. Our staff consists of an educator, activities specialist, speech language pathologist, occupational and physical therapist, and Family Resources Coordinator.
Volunteers ages 14 and up are assigned to each group to provide that special “buddy” experience by assisting and participating with campers through their scheduled day camp activities including: swimming, arts & crafts, sensory play, music, singing, signing, story-telling, nature activities and dance & movement. Volunteers work under the direction of their assigned unit leader and other camp staff.
Typically Camp Prov starts the week after July 4th and runs for 5 weeks. Dates will be included in the informational letters and applications.
The Camp Prov online application will be available from March 1 – 31, 2019 for both new and returning volunteers. Please visit our website at www.providence.org/VolunteerEverett and click on the Camp Prov tab to get to the online application on the above dates.
All volunteers must be at least 14 years or older by the August 31st.
All returning volunteers from last summer are NOT required to have a TB test but must make an appointment with Caregiver Health to complete the TB Screening Form.
All new volunteers must complete the health requirements with Providence Caregiver Health at the Colby Campus in order to meet the compliance requirements.
All new volunteers for Camp Prov and their parent or guardian will need to attend a mandatory new volunteer orientation. Orientation dates will be announced once applications have been submitted. Returning volunteers do NOT need to attend orientation.
All Camp Prov Unit Leader employee positions will be posted in May on the Providence Health & Services Career Site at www.providenceiscalling.jobs Please direct any employment related questions to our Human Resources department at 425-258-7800.
You and a sibling or friend can both request to volunteer during the same Camp Prov sessions. However, weeks are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Keep in mind that you must complete all the requirements before you will be assigned a schedule for Camp. The volunteer schedule does fill up quickly and we do our best to accommodate all requests.
You will be allowed to request up to 2 weeks of Camp; however final assignments will be determined by the number of applications received during the open enrollment process.
Yes, you must be available to volunteer for the entire week (Monday – Friday). You will be assigned based on your selected preference either full days, AM session, or PM Session.
We do understand that summer time can be a very busy time of year and schedules often get very full. However, Camp Prov is a commitment and due to the needs of the campers it is very important that once you submit your 1st and 2nd preference weeks that you’re able to commit to the week you are assigned. Staff and campers at Camp Prov count on every volunteer being there for their assigned week in order for camp to run effectively.