About Volunteering

Sugar Hollow Day Camp is staffed entirely by volunteers. We are always looking for adults to volunteer their time as unit leaders or other camp helpers. Share with your daughter the experience of day camp. Campers of adult volunteers get to come to camp at a reduced price. Want to join the fun? 

Staffing Decision

We begin reaching out to staff and making staff placements in early January. All staffing positions are assigned on a first come, first served basis. We have a limited number of volunteer staff positions available for both youth and adult so please let the camp director know of your intent to serve at camp as early as possible. 

Volunteers are asked to please complete the following Staff Signup.

Adult Unit Leader

Adults age 18 and above may co-lead a unit of approximately 12 to 24 girls at camp. Unit leaders must register with GSUSA, consent to a criminal background check and complete the on line GSVSC volunteer application process prior to camp.  Training for leaders is provided. Adult unit leaders are expected to attend the overnight.

Adult Helpers

Adults who cannot commit their time as a unit leader may come to camp to assist in the various camp stations during the week, the Thursday all camp dinner preparations and dinner, camp set up and take down and other various jobs assigned by the camp director through the two sessions of camp. Please contact the camp director for more information.  

Camp Program Assistant (CPA)

CPA's are girls entering the 8th grade or older in the fall. Girls may attend as a CPA for a second year if they are of CIT age but unable to attend CIT training. CPA's come to camp to assist the staff with all activities and to help campers practice skills. CPA's may attend camp for only 1 session. CPA's must submit the CPA Application to the camp director. Form #2652 is required. CPA's must attend the camp-run CPA training session prior to working at camp. CPA's are expected to attend the overnight. First time SHDC youth staff must start at this level regardless age/grade. 

Counselor in Training (CIT) I

CIT I's are girls entering the 9th or 10th grade in the fall. CIT I's must have one year of CPA experience at SHDC before they can become a CIT I at our camp. They come to camp to develop leadership skills by working with staff and teaching skills to campers. CIT I's may attend camp for only 1 session. CIT I's must submit the CA/CIT application and reference form to the camp director. Form #2630 is required. CIT I's must attend a council offered weekend long training session prior to working at camp. Contact the camp director prior to registering for CIT training to see if positions are available. CIT I's are expected to attend the overnight. 

Counselor in Training (CIT) II  

CIT II's are girls entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall. They should have several years of camp experience and CIT leadership training. CIT II's must submit a Girl Scout Volunteer Position Application for Junior Counselors to the camp director. Form #2666 is required. CIT II's are expected to attend the overnight.

Camp Fees for Volunteers
Adult: No fee. Campers of adult volunteers may attend at a reduced rate.

CIT I, CIT II: No fee.

CPA: 50% of camp fee. Second year CPA's pay no fee.

All youth volunteers must pay the $32 registration fee if they are not currently registered with GSUSA.

All adult volunteers must pay the $25 registration fee if they are not currently registered with GSUSA. 

Please note that the GSUSA membership year goes from 10/1 to 9/30, so if you registered last year for camp, your membership has expired and it must be renewed.

Registration Forms for Volunteers

ALL volunteers must submit the on line camp registration form and health history and payment if applicable as soon as possible. You must be registered with GSUSA. 

Deadline is June 1.

Adult:     GSVSC Form #4249 (on line via the GSVSC website)

              GSUSA Adult Registration Form

CIT II:    GSVSC Form #2666. Second year CIT II's are not required to re-submit this form.

CIT I:     GSVSC Form #2630. Second year CIT I's are not required to re-submit this form.

CPA:      GSVSC Form #2652. Second year CPA's are not required to re-submit this form.

Camp Training Sessions

All staff are expected to attend camp training and planning sessions prior to the start of camp. New staff training is typically scheduled in April and all camp planning and training is scheduled in late May.

New Leader Training Session: April TBD @ Camp Sugar Hollow

CPA Training: TBD

All Camp Staff Training and Planning Session: May TBD,  Location: AUMC Charlottesville;  10 AM until 4 PM