Healthcare volunteers (HCVs) such as physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, and other health and allied health professionals are needed to assist in meeting the medical and daily care needs of our campers and staff. CAMP also partners with universities and various programs in the healthcare industry to send students (nursing, medical, pharmacy, etc.) who are near the end of their program and becoming a licensed healthcare professional. CAMP’s HCV opportunities afford healthcare professionals a chance to gain a more in-depth understanding of the day-to-day challenges, accomplishments, and care needs of our campers and their families.
Without our volunteers, many of these families would not have the opportunity for time away from their caregiving responsibilities with the assurance their children are in a safe and medically appropriate environment.
HCV Continuing Education
CAMP’s Developmental Disability Reality Course (DDRC) provides HCVs the opportunity to earn continuing education credits while volunteering at CAMP throughout the summer. The DDRC course is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of caring for individuals with developmental disabilities while maintaining a focus on current trends in providing care for individuals with developmental disabilities.
HCVs attend daily lectures about the disabilities and medical conditions of the campers present during their session and then join their assigned Tribe for “hands-on” training through CAMP activities the rest of each day. This unique opportunity provides a direct learning connection between didactic content and practice.
All About CAMP
See an overview of CAMP's year-round programs.
Healthcare Professionals at CAMP
Hear how healthcare professionals are making a difference at CAMP.
Hear from Jen Fisher about her journey from Camper to Healthcare Volunteer.
Dr. John's Perspective
Hear from Dr. John Melville about his journey from a young child with a disability to serving as CAMP's Top Doc.