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Below you will find general information about our volunteer program.

Camp Escapades is considered one of the most popular youth volunteer activities in the South Bay. Many of our camp volunteers sign up year after year to participate in a rewarding and enjoyable opportunity to become a "white shirt" that serves as a camper's buddy during camp. Volunteers are over the age of 15 and receive an orientation as to what they can expect during their time at Camp Escapades. Volunteers not only enjoy a meaningful experience that gives back to the community but they also enjoy opportunities to build better leadership and social skills. Many of our youth volunteers are from South Bay high schools, volunteer organizations and summer groups. To get a better idea of what the "white shirts" usually do on a typical camp day, Click here for the Volunteer Orientation Packet that includes:

  • "A Day in the Life as a White Shirt"
  • "What I should bring to Camp Escapades"
  • Camp Safety Guidelines
  • Volunteer Tips
  • Volunteer Parking instructions

FAQ's for Camp Volunteers

How old do I have to be to volunteer for Camp Escapades?
Volunteers must be at least 15 years old by the start of camp.

What skills do I need to be a volunteer?
PTN definitely wants volunteers who are energetic, friendly and eager to help our young campers have the best summer experience. Yet, we will offer a comprehensive training session for all of our camp volunteers.

Can I register to volunteer for Camp Escapades online?
Volunteer registration will open on May 1st at 4pm. Please check back periodically for up to date information.

Is there a registration fee to volunteer for Camp Escapades?
Yes. There is a $50 fee to cover t-shirts, lunch once a week, and other volunteer related costs.

What volunteer forms must be completed?
TB TEST: All volunteers must have a valid tuberculosis (TB) test on file. Please note, a TB test is valid for 4 years after the test date. All volunteers must submit proof of TB test prior to Camp starting.

Live Scan: Once you are accepted as a Camp Escapades volunteer, PTN will provide you with the paperwork and details for the Live Scan Service.

ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK: Additional paperwork (liability,code of conduct and photo release form) will be sent to each volunteer in an e-mail that contains their group assignment. Volunteers will be expected to download the paperwork, sign it, and mail it to PTN before camp starts.

What are the time requirements to volunteer at camp?
We require a minimum of a full week commitment (Monday thru Friday) to volunteer. Volunteer hours are from 9:00am - 4:00pm daily.

How are my hours recorded and can I get a copy of them?
Hours are recorded based on attendance. A volunteer must be present at the time attendance is taken at the beginning, and end of each shift in order to receive full credit. Once camp has ended, all hours will be put into our system and we will generate a Verification of Hours letter which will be sent to each volunteer in the mail.

Is there a volunteer orientation?
Yes, a mandatory volunteer orientation meeting will be held on Thursday, July 31st from 4pm - 5:30pm.

If I have any additional questions, how do I contact you?
The Camp Escapades Team can be reached by email at alainak@ptnmail.org or
by phone at 310-328-0276 x300.

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