Counselor Information

It’s for the Kids!

Welcome Past and Present Volunteers!


Camp Esperanza has 68 community volunteer counselors who are at least 21 years old, referred to our camp through very close camp connections, individually interviewed by camp leadership, annual multi-state background checks, and we conduct personal and employment reference checks. We would love to hear from our volunteers from past years!

  • Approximately 80 percent of our camp counselors annually are returning for their second, third, fifteenth or even twentieth year at camp.  Camp counselors are from many walks of life; teachers, designers, social workers, lawyers, healthcare workers, business owners.  They are all experienced in working with children, have extensive volunteer experience or have children of their own.
  • Camp Esperanza volunteer counselors have multiple orientations/training sessions to prepare them to take care of your children and keep them safe during the week of camp.  The volunteer orientation/training ranges from 15 to 20 hours of group education annually depending on their years of service with our group.
  • Training includes: Duties and Expectations, Developing Appropriate Interactions, Managing Children’s Behaviors, Cabin Planning and Decision Making, Protecting your child’s Personal Health Information, Camp Safety Policies, Preventing Child Abuse, Setting Goals for the Week of Camp & Risk Management Training only to name a few.
  • In addition to our volunteer camp counselors, Camp Esperanza has a full medical staff and completely equipped medical clinic (The Band-Aid Box) at camp.  Our medical staff includes 2-3 Physicians, 4 Nurses or nurse practitioners, a Child Life Specialist and a Social Worker all who know your child from helping take care of them at Children’s.

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