Volunteers need to be at least 14 years of age and may help one day, ½ days or all week.
35th Colorado Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp
June 11-15, 2018
Counselor, Sport Instructor and Volunteer Application
The 35th Annual Colorado Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp will be held at Gateway High School, 1300 S. Sable Blvd., Aurora, CO, June 11-15, 2018. The Wheelchair Sports Camp, sponsored by Colorado Sports for the Physically Challenged, is a FREE camp for approximately 120 children ages 5 – 18 that have a physical disability and use wheelchairs to participate in sports. The counselors and sport instructors are adults who also are physically challenged and are wheelchair athletes.
Campers are grouped with like age peers and experience a variety of sports, such softball, archery, basketball, swimming, tennis, rugby, hand cycling, bowling, power soccer, fencing and more. Able-bodied volunteers assist the counselors and instructors in the sports activities and get to know the campers on a personal level. Our volunteers are an integral part of the camp experience. They represent an able bodied group that cares about the campers and their full participation in life. Volunteers may stay with a group of campers the whole day, rotating through different activities, or stay with a sport activity for the day, as groups rotate through the sport session. Volunteer duties may include such things as: picking up tennis balls and tossing them to campers, retrieving basketballs, setting up pins in bowling, assisting campers into hand cycle bikes, helping in the swimming pool and assisting at lunch.
Volunteers need to be at least 14 years of age and may help one day, ½ days or all week. On the days you can help, please arrive at camp at 8:30 AM and stay till 3:40 PM, snacks and lunch will be provided. To fully experience camp and to receive a free T-shirt we recommend volunteering the entire week. There will be a Counselor/Volunteer Orientation Meeting, Saturday June 9th, 10:00 AM to Noon, at Gateway High School to review camp procedures and expectations. Please attend if you can.
We hope you will join our “family” at the Colorado Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp. If you have an age group or sports activity you would prefer to work with or have experience in a sport, please indicate that on the form. I will do my best to accommodate you.
You will receive a confirmation letter/email with further information. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me. Please share this information with friends and family. Thank you!!