The Worker Bees

It’s for the Kids!

It takes a village to make camp successful year in and year out. All of our volunteers are “volunteers” and spend many hours preparing for camp, training and then devote six full days/nights at camp. Our motto is “It’s for the Kids”. Everything we do is for the kids. It’s our passion to make camp fun for each and every camper.

Co-directors and Admin (4 – 6) 

Camp co-directors start planning next year the day after we get back from camp. Camp Esperanza has a leadership team that keeps camp fresh and exciting each year and also brings with it many years of experience. We follow processes that have been proven and evolved over the years and keep camp running smoothly from year to year.

Medical staff (8 – 10)

Camp Esperanza includes a full medical staff to provide care to your child during their week at camp. The medical staff includes 2-3 oncologists, 4-5 oncology nurses, a child life specialist, and a social worker. The medical building is state of the art. Due to this, the medical team is able to deliver all the care that can be given in our oncology clinic while your child is at camp. Therefore, your children are able to have fun at camp but also receive all the medications and monitoring needed to keep them safe.

Counselors (60)

Camp Esperanza provides 60 qualified counselors for the week of camp. This includes background checks, extensive training and orientation formats, more training and orientation and yep, even more training. The minute your child steps on the bus headed for camp, we have extremely well trained and qualified volunteers to oversee not only their transportation to camp but also high-level supervision while at camp. Our cabin ratio, fourteen kids to six adult counselors, is perfect for offering each child the attention and supervision they’ll need. We’ve worked hard to fine tune the safety measures required while your child is in our care and lean also on Camp John Marcs’ expert staff to guide and help us along the way. Bottom line, we’ve done our homework and we assure you, your child is in good hands.

Steering Committee (18 – 20)

As mentioned above, it takes a village to make camp successful year in and year out. Twenty plus people start planning camp in January each year. The Camp Esperanza steering committee is comprised of many people fulfilling duties and advising for medical, child-life, travel squad, skit night, graduation, personnel, co-directors, arts and crafts, acquisitions and many more.

Camp John Marc staff (40+)

Camp John Marc has hosted Camp Esperanza for over 25 years, providing us with an incredibly beautiful place to play, learn and grow. They also provide over 40 well-trained staff that supervise and instruct each activity at camp. These are amazing and energetic staff members that make Camp Esperanza campers love camp each and every moment!

Camp Esperanza has an 80% retention rate for returning counselors.
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