Summer Camp Volunteers

Do you have a desire to share God's love with children and youth? Do you want to be a part of God's mission at camp? You are in the right place! Brethren Woods counts on Christlike servant leaders like you to help the summer camp run smoothly every summer. Volunteers usually serve for a week at a time in a variety of capacities.

Volunteer Options
Volunteers can serve as Deans, Counselors, Health Managers, Maintenance or Kitchen Assistants, or assistant activity leaders in Nature, Arts & Crafts, or Peace & Justice classes.

Application Process
To comply with American Camp Association accreditation standards, volunteers must go through a screening process and training. Volunteers must fill out an application, a Voluntary Disclosure Form which gives permission for us to run a background check, sign an Affidavit Regarding Staff Conduct and Camper-Staff Conduct, fill out a Health History Form, and attend a volunteer training day. Forms may be completed online or mailed to 4896 Armentrout Path, Keezletown, VA  22832, scanned and e-mail to program@brethrenwoods.org, or faxed to 540-269-2741.

Applications and Forms

Year Round Volunteer Opportunities

Outdoor School Station Leaders 
Every fall and spring Brethren Woods welcomes hundreds of students for mid-week field trips. This ministry thrives on volunteers willing to lead a station! Lesson plans and materials are all provided.  You just need to be willing to lead a 30 minute activity several times to different groups of students, along with their teachers and chaperones. The time frame for volunteers for most trips is approximately 9:30am-12:00pm.  Contact Katie or Tim Heishman at program@brethrenwoods.org to get more information and sign-up to help!

Seasonal Workdays: Fall, Spring, and Winter! 
There are always indoor and outdoor projects at our seasonal workdays. Chopping wood, cleaning buildings, and stuffing newsletters are common workday activities. We often have special projects around camp to work on at this workday too!  Come see all the splendor of Brethren Woods in the autumn!  We encourage individuals, families, youth groups, Sunday school classes, small groups, and others to consider spending one or more of these workdays with us.  Workdays are a great chance for youth to earn community service hours and provide an awesome service project for groups.  
Fall workday: September 30th, 2017
Winter workday: 
Spring workday: 

Workdays start with coffee and donuts at 8am and end around 3pm.  A hot, delicious lunch is always included around 12pm.  Please be sure to call (540-269-2741) or e-mail camp@brethrenwoods.org ahead of time so that we can be ready for you! 

Helping Hands Workdays - Third Tuesday of Each Month

Camp's ministry happens all throughout the year, so we need volunteer help every month to keep up with our grounds, facilities, and programs.  You can join us every month on the third Tuesday for our Helping Hands Workday.  There are always indoor and outdoor projects available for all kinds of skills, so there's sure to be something that's just right for you!  Just let us know what you're interested in when you call ahead to sign-up.  This workday is perfect for retired folks, homeschool families, or others with flexible weekdays.  See you there!