Program Volunteers

At Camp Ta-Kum-Ta we’re always looking for passionate, fun-loving, kid-loving volunteers to create special moments for our children. And with the expansion of our programs, we need more volunteers than ever! If you think you have what it takes to create special moments in the lives of our children, please apply to volunteer for one of our 2020 programs by clicking HERE.

Application Window #1:  Apply by and be medically cleared by December 1st

These Volunteers will be considered for ALL 2020 camp programs. (If you plan to Volunteer for Winter Weekends, Camp Rap-A-Hope, Mom’s Retreat Weekend and Playgroups from January through May, PLEASE complete your application immediately.)

Application Window #2:  Apply by January 31st and be medically cleared by March 1st

These Volunteers will be considered for programs that take place between June 1st and October 31st

Applications will close on January 31, 2020.

All volunteers must complete 2 steps:

Step 1:  complete your application in Camp Brain.

Please choose all programs that you are interested in being considered for when completing your application.  If you apply for more than one winter weekend, feel free to share if you have a preference.  We would also ask that you mark the programs you have applied for on your calendar so if you are selected, you will be available to volunteer.  It is important to note that Camp Brain does not allow you to log back in once you have submitted your application. Once you have completed your application in Camp Brain, you will receive a confirmation email with directions on how to complete Camp Doc.

Step 2:  complete your medical information in Camp Doc. 

Please start Camp Doc even if you do not have all of your medical information (i.e. this year’s flu shot).  This allows us to review your Camp Doc profile, track your progress and send you reminders if additional medical information is needed. While Camp Doc will notify you that your profile is complete, you are not officially medically cleared until you are notified directly by Dave Caterino.  You can log into Camp Doc as often as needed to update medical condition changes or if you have a new medical condition.  You should update Camp Doc throughout the year.

To complete your application in Camp Brain, click here: https://takumta.campbrainstaff.com/

To complete your medical clearance in Camp Doc, click here:  http://app.campdoc.com/register/takumta/volunteer

Have questions?  Dina can assist you with any issues you experience when completing both Camp Brain and Camp Doc.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to her at the camp office (802) 372-5863 or email her at dina@takumta.org.

New Volunteers must complete an interview.  The first group interview will take place at Camp in early December – date TBD. There will be a second group interview scheduled in the Spring 2020.

Additional Notes:

  • Group Interviews for New Volunteers will be held the third weekend in November and the first weekend in March
  • 2020 Summer Program – Staff Development Weekend will be held May 29-31, 2020

Winter Weekend- Middle Campers
January 10 – 12, 2020

Winter Weekend- Youngest Campers
February 7 – 8, 2020

Winter Weekend- Oldest Campers
March 13 – 15, 2020

Oldest Camper Quote: “I like coming to Camp to make friends and amazing memories of laughter and connecting with people who understand me without explanation. It’s my favorite place in the world!”

Summer Program- July 26 – August 1, 2020

(Note: volunteers arrive on July 25, 2020)

**** NOTE: All applicants selected for our week-long summer program must attend a Staff Development Weekend  and make a 7 day, 24-hour/day commitment during camp week. ****  SDW – May 29-31, 2020

Staff Development Weekend: May 29-31, 2020 (required for all summer week volunteers)

Preschool Playgroup – Saturdays –

January 18, 2020

April 11, 2020

June 13, 2020

September 19, 2020

***NOTE:  All participants for Playgroups will be expected to arrive an hour prior to the program and remain at Camp for approximately an hour to assist with set up and clean up

Camp Rap -A-Hope Exchange Program April 17 – 19, 2020

Applications open October 1 – December 1 2018

MOMs Retreat- April 17 – 19, 2020
(Staff arrive on Friday)

**** NOTE: Volunteer positions for the MOMs retreat are ONLY available for women****

Spa Treatment Volunteers:

It’s SIMPLE! Here are the Requirements:

Arrive at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta between 12:00pm and 12:30 to set-up

Bring all necessary equipment: Massage table, Massage chairs, oils, music, nail polish, foot soaks, etc.

Spa Treatments will be from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Each volunteer will give 4 treatments, each lasting 30 mins.

For example if you volunteered to give massages, your afternoon would look like the following:

  • 1:00-1:30 PM Massage #1
  • 1:45-2:15 PM Massage #2
  • 2:30-3:15 PM Massage #3
  • 3:30-4:00 PM Massage #4

If you are interested in volunteering your time to give Massages, Manicures, Pedicures, or Facials, please contact:

Camp Staff 802-372-5863 (Camp Office)

Siblings Program- Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 11 – 13, 2020

DADs Retreat- October 2 – 4, 2020
(Staff arrive on Friday)
**** NOTE: Volunteer positions for the DADs retreat are ONLY available for men****

2019 Registration is now open!!

Registration is a 2 step process.

STEP 1. Complete the online application as well as any necessary forms.

STEP 2. Complete the online CampDoc medication and immunization application

When step 1 (online application) of registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with directions on how to complete step 2 (medical information) of your volunteer application. Your application is only complete when both STEP 1 and STEP 2 are complete.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the camp office at 802-372-5863.

Community Day Volunteers:

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Volunteer for a Day at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta!

If you have applicable skills and want to volunteer, we’re looking for help with our Annual Work Schedule!

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta is now scheduling groups (up to 85 people) to come up to camp for a day or a half day to help us get ready for our annual programs.

Projects include:

  • Painting (Inside & Outside)
  • Landscaping
  • Building/ Assembly

To sign-up contact Hartmuth at Hartmuth@takumta.org or by calling 802-372-5863

Event Volunteers:

Event-volunteers2--volunteers-webCamp Ta-Kum-Ta has a lot of events throughout the year and we are always looking for volunteers to help at the events!  Check out our event calendar to see what’s coming up!

Also keep an eye out on Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s Facebook page for our volunteer needs.

If you are interested in volunteering at an upcoming event, contact Morgan Vasseur at Morgan@takumta.org or by calling 802-372-5863