Camp Staff

Camp Staff

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Counselors can range from undergraduate students and graduate students who offer child care skills. The Counselors act as a positive role model and lead, and participate in, all the daily recreational activities. All counselors must be 18 years old by the first day of camp. All counselors must apply through the university human resources department and complete all appropriate paperwork.
Team Member

Phil Locante, RCRSP

Director of Recreation
304-368-7223

Volunteer Opportunities

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Camp volunteers will work closely with and under the direct supervision of the Director and counselors. By becoming a camp volunteer and working with our counselors and staff, you will learn a vast array of skills ranging from instruction, child care, and leadership.  Camp volunteers are local high school students looking to gain child experience or fulfilling requirements for volunteer hours  through the state of West Virginia.  Volunteers must be between the ages 14 - 17 by their first day of camp.
Program Goal
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Keeping in line with the overall vision of camp, the goal of our volunteer program is to provide a fun summer experience for adolescents while training and raising them to be leaders. We will strive to challenge the volunteers to rise above expectations and learn how to serve in a very fun and positive environment.
Role
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The role of each volunteer is to support the mission and goals of camp by assisting the counselor and staff. We expect ALL our camp leaders to be positive role models for campers in all matters of attitude and behavior. This means our volunteers are expected to uphold the rules expected of campers and full time staff members. We do not permit the use of cell phones or other electronic devices in the presence of campers. A volunteer complements the program in that they assist the staff in daily activities throughout the day. Volunteers must act as a responsible role model for campers at all times as well as demonstrate respect for our full time staff members and parents of our campers.
How to Become a Volunteer
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Step 1: Download and complete the forms below.
Step 2: Have a physician physical completed within one year of the week of camp you are volunteering for.

Step 3: Submit all documentation to Phil Locante at philip.locante@fairmontstate.edu or by mailing it to: Fairmont State University, Falcon Center, ATTN: Day Camp, 1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, WV, 26554.