Thanks for your Interest in Volunteering.
Below you will find a list of the various areas we utilize volunteers during Camp Destiny.
There are a couple of things you need to know before you commit to volunteering. First, for most Volunteers, Camp starts on Monday, June 5th, the day before our actual camp starts (unless you are on the Booster Club (Prep), Grounds Crew (Set Up or Take Down), or Victory Celebration (Family Award Party) Teams. This is our training day, and every volunteer is expected to be there. This allows us all to get on the same page and become familiar with our various responsibilities, as well as meet everyone we will be working with. Second, all volunteers are expected to be checked in and seated in the gym by 8:00 am each and every day. This allows us to pass on any changes, or other announcements, to you before our campers arrive. We also partake in a quick devotional, an encouraging word, and prayer before receiving our guests. Also, Camp Volunteers will receive a Camp T-Shirt to be worn each day.
Please note: We do provide childcare for kids who are not old enough to attend or volunteer at camp.
Although we do not charge for our Sports Camp, there will be a $10 non-refundable registration fee this year. We do accept donations and we also sell Destiny Sports Gear to help us offset our many costs.
Spirit Shop (Camp Shop)
Every year we sell Destiny Apparel and other Memorabilia for campers to take home. This team makes sure pre-purchased items are distributed to campers. They also set up and man the Camp Shop each day and during the Family Award Celebration. If displaying merchandise or shopping is your thing, you will love being on the Camp Shop Team. (Open to Adults)
Admissions (Check In/Check Out)
When a camper arrives late, someone has to make sure we know they are here and have gotten to where they need to be. Then, when break time comes and campers head back into the gym, this Team jumps into gear to make sure every team knows where to go when they arrive for the drama. Later, when camp comes to a close each day, it is important we know every child has been picked up by their parent or an authorized adult. This Team makes sure that happens. They barr the doors and man the buildings and no one gets in or out unless they say so. If greeting others is something you enjoy, this Team would be great for you. (Open to Adults)
Coaches and Assistant Coaches
Although we actively pursue coaches in each field, we always need other adults who have experience in the sports we are offering. Whether you are just a fan, like to play, played in high school, coached your child’s team, were a collegiate athlete, or are a professional coach, we would love to utilize your skills and knowledge of the game. So if Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, or Volleyball is something you enjoy, this Team will be great for you. (Open to Adults)
Clubhouse (The Breakroom)
Every day over 300 volunteers, adult and youth arrive at 8:00 am for devotionals in the gym. This team makes sure we have some fruit and breakfast bars available for those that need it. Then during camp the coaches and other adult team members arrive in two shifts to take a break. This Team provides a great assortment of food each day from Fruit Pops to home-made goodies. If making something delicious to eat or providing a reprieve for others working in the hot sun is something that appeals to you, this Team would be a good fit. (Open to Adults)
Victory Celebration (Family Award Party)
When camp is over, we invite the campers to bring their parents and other siblings out to celebrate with us on Thursday Night, June 8th, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Now, one thing we know how to do is throw a good party and that is exactly what this team helps with. As you know, nothing says good party like good music and good food and we have both. Members of this team, don’t have to do any cooking as our food trucks will take care of that, they just have to be willing to wipe down a table, and taking out the trash. But most importantly, they love to smile and have a good time as they chat it up with family and friends, so if that’s you, we would love for you to join this Team. (Open to Adults or Youth)
Athletic Trainer (First Aid)
With over 1,000 people on site all morning and involved in physical activities, accidents are bound to happen. This team has the medical experience and supplies on hand to cope with small emergencies. They organize camper's medical release forms and emergency contact numbers so they are readily available as well.. So if you are a trained emergency responder or in the medical field, this Team may be perfect for you. (Open to Adults)
Press Box (Media/Sound)
Everyday campers begin their day in the gym. There they are pumped up and ready to enjoy a full day of activities. Then during their sport break, they rotate into the gym again for a spot on drama that helps demonstrate the Biblical point we are making with the campers each day. This team makes sure the stage is set, every word is heard through our mics, every face is seen by our cameras, so that every camper has a chance to connect to our storyline. Then at the close of the day, campers return to the gym for one final hoo-rah as they are sent on their way. If making sure behind the scenes everything is set and ready, you will love being on this Team. (Open to Adults or Youth)
Parking Lot Attendant
When 750 campers descend on our campus, parking can be a nightmare, and a cause for despair. But not with this team in action, whether coming or going, at the start of camp or at the end, they have thought through the best traffic patterns and helps make sure everyone gets in and out without too much hassle. If you like to help people, don’t mind walking some and being outside for a short period of time, this would be a great Team for you. (Open to Adults)
Booster Club (Prep)
With over 750 campers and 300 adult volunteers headed to Camp Destiny, it takes a lot of behind the scenes work to get everything ready before anyone ever arrives. This team works for several weeks before camp helping get everything from banners, to paperwork ready to go and organized. If you have some free time, especially in May or the week before Camp, this Team would be a great choice for you. (Open to Adults and Youth)
Will Call (Registration)
When over 750 campers arrive on site the first day, every camper has to check in and things like medical release forms have to be signed. With 18 registers on hand, you would be surprised how quickly this Team makes light work of a daunting task. Although a few individuals are needed the entire week, most members of this Team help out the rest of the week in another area. If organization is right up your alley, or you can only give us one day of the week, this Team is for you. (Open to Adults)
Locker Room (Restroom)
When nature calls, our campers are escorted into one of our buildings for relief. Because someone has to leave their sport session to chaperone the camper, this means 7 remaining campers are without their youth sport leader or an assistant coach. This is where our Restroom Team comes in, they receive children on their way to the restroom in the various buildings and then escort them back to their sport group. If staying relatively cool this summer is for you, and you don’t mind short walks now and then, this Team is for you. (Open to Adults)
Like any well oiled machine, if you don’t stay on track you get off course. This team’s job is to make sure that does not happen during camp. They know what time it is and they know where everyone is supposed to be. Not only that, they make sure everyone is where they are suppose to be. So when it is time to rotate, no one is left guessing as this Team signals every rotation made by campers throughout the day and checks them at the door, to make sure no one is headed in the wrong direction. When campers arrive back at the gym, this team helps get the next day’s information into the Sport Leader Bags and Coaches bins, so that in the morning we are ready to go again. (Open to Adults)
Grounds Crew (Set Up)
On Sunday, June 6th, from 2pm until 6pm, this team will transform our campus into Camp Destiny. Sport fields are divided off, equipment and supplies are pulled and the stage and gym are transformed. Light lifting and a lot of walking is required. This is a great Team for fathers and older sons as well as moms and their daughters. (Open to Adults and Youth)
Concession Stand (Snack)
Everyday 750 campers and 100 youth volunteers arrive in two shifts for a break. This team has prepped each days drink and snack, organized them into the various rooms, welcomes the campers as they arrive. During their much needed break, one of the team members reiterates what the campers are learning that day, and encourages our youth leaders to continue the discussion using questions provided. They also pass out our tattoos that go along with the daily point. After all the campers have left, they work together to begin prep for the next day. If sorting, chopping, bagging and distributing while visiting with friends sounds good to you, this Team would be great for you. (Open to Adults)
Ground's Crew (Take Down)
Many hands make light work. Just like many hands are needed to set up Camp Destiny, many hands are needed to take it down. And given the Family Award Party takes place on the sports field, Thursday Night after Camp, it is even more essential we get camp broke down and put up. This team is anyone and everyone who can help after noon on Thursday the last day of camp. So if you can’t help all week, but you could pitch in for a few hours, and manual labor is not problem for you, then this Team would be perfect for you. (Open to Adults and Youth)
Team Captains (Youth Sport Leader)
One of the biggest keys to our success is the Youth Sport Leader. To ensure that every camper has a great time, the Youth Sport leader is essential. All campers are broken into groups of 6-7 campers and assigned a Youth Sport Leader for the week. These Youth Sport Leaders are the role models and the encourager for the camper. When a Youth Sport Leader know his campers name and affirms him or her, the camper's entire demeanor can change. No one at camp has the ability to impact a camper more than the Youth Sport Leader. Not only that, the Youth that volunteer realize the influence they possess and for many it is life changing and affirming. We have truly seen it change the course of our young peoples lives. If you are a junior high or high school student as of the fall of 2017, we would love for you to consider joining this Team and being a Youth Sport Leader. (Open to Youth)
Hydration Station (Water)
With 750 campers and 100 youth sport leaders, not to mention coaches and assistant coaches, water on hand is not an option, it is a must. This team makes sure every sport has plenty of cold water during camp. They are constantly riding the campus grounds, checking water coolers, refilling empty ones, and making ice runs to our local Chick-Fil-A where they graciously donate ice for our camp each year. If manual labor does not scare you away, this Team could sure use your muscles. (Open to Adults)