Rotary Youth Camp in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Thursday July 13th, 2017 – Tuesday July 18th, 2017


Hello, talented and caring individual! Rotaract Kansas City is seeking YOU to join our CAMP RISE staff team this summer! CAMP RISE is a new and exciting overnight summer camp for children ages 8-13 who currently experience homelessness in the Greater Kansas City area. CAMP RISE aims to celebRate Independence, reSilience and Empowerment. It is free for youth to attend and the campers will gain new and exciting experiences as well as valuable life-skills. Most importantly, they will experience the freedom to be a kid away from the strain and uncertainty of homeless living.

In order to facilitate activities and our day-to-day schedule, CAMP RISE needs a team of unstoppable and trustworthy individuals at every level. The ideal candidate possesses the ability to work well in a team, be flexible and patient, have compassion and good decision making skills and a positive attitude. This is a 5 day, over-night commitment. Meals and lodging are provided during camp and all staff members will have time for a break each day. All positions are unpaid, however we are happy to sign off on volunteer hours.


-Camp is wonderfully enjoyable, however it will be HOT and BUGGY. The grounds are well-shaded and the facility has indoor bathrooms and showers. The cabins where you will sleep do not have electricity.
-We will be working with children, there will be snot and tears and maybe some accidents. All volunteers will be expected to handle these situations with maturity. There is a full-time camp nurse and all staff and volunteers will receive training in safety and emergency procedures.
-Please read the staff and volunteer descriptions carefully before submitting application.

Counselor Requirements: 

  • 18+ , able to pass a background check and experience working with children in any capacity

  • Full availability Friday July 14th, 2017 at 10:00am until Tuesday July 18th, 2017 at 7:00pm (camp IS overnight)

  • Duties include but are not limited to: daily care and assistance with campers, facilitating chores and daily routines, help in participation of camp activities, cleaning, and lifting or hauling heavy objects and singing goofy songs.

Staff Requirements: 

  • 21+ and able to pass a background check, 2+ years working with children in a school or professional setting, experience leading teams of people

  • Full availability Thursday July 13th, 2017 at 3:00pm until Tuesday July 18th, 2017 at 7:00pm

  • Duties include but are not limited to: responsible for assigned campers and counselors, leading a team of counselors in daily care and assistance with campers, organizing and maintaining camper cabins, daily camp-ground duties, nightly staff meetings, cleaning, hauling, swimming, and singing goofy songs!

Part Time Helpers
If you are not available to stay with us for the duration of these dates, no worries! We are happy to work with you and your schedule to get you involved! Please fill out an application and choose the part-time option.

Click here for Application

please email completed application to rotaractkc@gmail.com

or print and mail completed application to

Rotaract KC c/o Camp Rise
621 West 57th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64113

*all volunteer applications due by April 30th, 2017