Volunteer resources

Welcome to the Volunteer resource centre!

This is the hub where you will find resources that will help get you ready for your Camp experience. Whether it’s your first or twenty-sixth year, these documents highlight different aspects of your Volunteer experience. We will add to this resource centre regularly to ensure that new topics are always being introduced to you. We encourage you stretch yourself at Camp Ooch!

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Volunteer manual

Volunteer update

Key resources and tools to support you

Frequently asked questions

How do I get to Camp?

For all Overnight Camp and Day Camp programs, you will have the opportunity to connect with your fellow counsellors prior to camp to discuss ridesharing and camp prep. If transportation is ever a barrier for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ooch!

Do I have time off?

Yes! At Ooch we require that all one week Volunteers sign-up for a night off and all two week Volunteers sign-up for a day off – you’ll sign-up at On-Site Training! We also encourage all Counsellors to try and take one hour off every day to help you stay present. Day Camp Counsellors do not get any scheduled time off but we encourage you to take the time when you need it.

When do I find out what age group I have?

We get a lot of last minute changes to the number of Campers coming to Camp so we can only let you know who you are with when you get to Camp. At Overnight and at Day Camp we will let you know what cabin you are with when you come for your session.

What if I’m sick at Camp?

Because of the unique population that Ooch works with, Volunteers who have symptoms (sore throat, fever, cough) cannot stay at Camp. Once you are symptom-free for 48 hours, you can return back to Camp. If you are sick and need to leave Camp, you must provide your own transportation.

Can I do work at Camp if I need to check my email?

Yes! At Overnight Camp, you can get access to the camp WiFi so you can connect with your life back home when the campers have gone to bed. Unfortunately, there is no WiFi at Day Camp and not much time to use it!

I’ve never planned a program before – how do I do it?!

There will be lots of training happening at On-Site Training that aims to get you ready for planning a program. You will have lots of resources there, including your fellow Counsellors who will help you plan the best program!

Contact us

Still have questions about volunteering at Ooch? Feel free to contact us:

Becky Conlon

Program Coordinator, Volunteers