Day camp volunteers

Become a day camp volunteer

Do you enjoy the outdoors and have a passion for working with children? If so, please consider volunteering at day camp this summer. Volunteers are the core of our day camp staff. This valuable learning experience would not be possible for the girls of central Indiana without volunteers. Interested parents and adults are invited to register.

Volunteer selection

The Camping Services Department, in consultation with the day camp directors, approve all registrations. The selection of staff is based on the qualifications of the applicant and the staffing needs of each session. All volunteers must be registered Girl Scout members and complete a background check. See forms provided.

Tag-a-long program

Dellwood

If you are a registered day camp volunteer attending all week and have a younger child, he or she may enjoy participating in the tag unit. Trained staff will provide activities on site for the child. Day camp volunteers can place a younger child in the tag unit for a fee of $25 per child for the week. This fee includes a day camp T-shirt, patch, daily snack, meals on all days (except for sack lunch days), bus transportation, and supplies. This fee cannot be pro-rated if your child does not stay every day. The tag unit is organized for the children of adults working as volunteer day camp staff only. Girls registering for the tag unit must be 3-5 years old; girls who have completed kindergarten should register for day camp as a Girl Scout Daisy. Boys registering for the tag unit must be 3-8 years old. All children registering for the tag unit must be out of diapers.

Sycamore Valley

If you have a younger child, she or he may attend the session with you. Due to the low number of tags we do not offer a separate unit for tags at SV or NWKA. A day camp volunteer can take their tag with them for a fee of $25 per child for the week. This fee includes a day camp T-shirt, patch, daily snack, meals on all days (except for sack lunch days), and supplies. This fee cannot be pro-rated if your child does not stay every day. Girls registering as a tag must be 3-5 years old; girls who have completed kindergarten should register for day camp as a Girl Scout Daisy. Boys registering as a tag must be 3-8 years old.

Volunteer staff benefits
  • Attend day camp for free
  • Waive the camp fee for the girl of your choice
  • Receive a camp T-shirt and patch
  • Make a difference in a girl’s life


To waive a camp fee, volunteers must attend a pre-camp meeting, attend day camp for five full days (Monday through Friday), and stay on the overnight (Thursday night). Please understand that all adult volunteers are expected to volunteer Monday through Friday and stay on the overnight (Thursday night). This is for the safety and well being of our campers. Only adults who have volunteered for the whole week will be allowed to attend the overnight. No exceptions!


Staff training

All day camp volunteers must attend the pre-camp meeting for the session(s) they are assigned to. At this meeting, volunteers will receive a day camp volunteer staff manual; receive unit assignments, unit lists, and unit schedules; learn about the specifics of the session; meet the people they will be volunteering with; and work with others to develop activities for their unit.