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June 19th-24th 2023

If you are interested in helping with camp, you will be REQUIRED to attend volunteer training. Whether you are a new counselor or a seasoned director, these trainings are essential for all volunteers to be aware of camp policies, safety procedures, and standard practices.

If you are unable to make a scheduled training day, please try to attend one of the ZOOM training days. If you cannot attend those days, contact to arrange a time to go over training materials. ALL staff and volunteers must complete a training quiz to ensure basic understand of camp's safety policies and procedures.

There will be several training opportunities for volunteers as listed below in the training schedule.

VOLUTNEER DEFINITIONS (click HERE for more information)

  • Volunteer - someone who helps with summer camp programs and directly interacts with campers for more than 12 cumulative hours of any given camp program. (If you help with camp programs but do not fit this definition, youwill be considered a "resource volunteer" and will have different requirements)

    • New Volunteer - new to supervising children, summer camp programs, or to Camp Mardela-specific programs.

    • Returning Volunteer - has volunteered with Camp Mardela's summer camp programs within the last 5 years.

    • C.I.T - a counselor-in-training between the ages of 14 and 15.


June 18

New & Returning Volunteer Training

In-Person & ZOOM

June 21-23

Paid Staff Training

In-person overnight week-long training​

  • Wednesday - Staff Policies - Job Specific Training

    • 9:00am-11:00am - Expectations & Policies

    • 11:00am-12:00pm - Camp Tour

    • 12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch (find out who needs CJIS)

    • 1:00pm-2:00pm - Kitchen Orientation - Rules - Regulations

    • 2:00pm-3:00pm - Maintenance/Resource Orientation

    • 3:00pm-5:00pm - Healthcare - Emergency Procedures

  • Thursday - Camp Activity Training - Paperwork

    • 9:00am-10:00am - Crafts

    • 10:00am-11:00am - Nature

    • 11:00am-12:00pm - Bible

    • 12:00pm-1:00pm - Fire Building/Cook Outs

    • 1:00pm-2:00pm - Music/Campfires

    • 2:00pm-3:00pm - Canoe & Kayak/Waterfront

    • 3:00pm-4:00pm - Archery

    • 4:00pm-5:00pm - Paperwork

  • Friday - Summer Camp Policies - Camp Prep

    • 7:30am-9:00am - Kitchen Staff make Breakfast

    • 9:00am-10:30am - Summer program - Counselor Policies

    • 10:30am-1:00pm - Kitchen Staff make Lunch - All other staff: camp prep

    • 1:00pm-2:00pm - Discuss staff summer schedules

    • 2:00pm-3:00pm - Training Review

    • 3:00pm-5:00pm - Camp Prep

Kitchen staff, maintenance staff, waterfront staff, resource staff, nurse.

Staff may be asked to help with additional training activities.

June 22

Returning Volunteer Training


June 23

Volunteer Training

In-person & ZOOM

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