Welcome! Thank you for choosing to volunteer at Camp Mak-A-Dream this summer. We could not offer our programs without the generous support of people like you! We are pleased that you will be joining us and look forward to working with you.

The safety of our participants is a top priority, thus we ask volunteers to review training materials prior to coming to Camp. This allows you to prepare at your own convenience, without spending an additional day at Camp for training. We appreciate the time you take away from friends, family, school or work to spend a week with us and want to minimize the impact on your personal lives. We hope that you find this process convenient and helpful.

At Camp Mak-A-Dream, we view training as a process that starts before you arrive at Camp and progresses throughout the week you're with us. We have a well-trained, motivated and enthusiastic summer staff that is prepared to answer questions as they arise. We strive to give volunteers the support, confidence and knowledge needed to help us give our participants the best week of their lives. We also feel it is important to give you the tools required to be a successful part of our team. The Camp Manual, Volunteer Training presentation and this questionnaire are designed to begin to prepare you for your role at camp. In addition, you will also participate in an on-site training session upon arrival to go over some camp specifics (special needs, emergency procedures etc.).

The Camp Manual and Volunteer Training presentation provide information on all of our sessions and everyone's roles at Camp. We feel it is beneficial for all of our staff to have a general understanding of all of our programs, however, we ask that you spend the majority of your time focusing on the session you are attending and your specific role. You will find some questions directed toward specific jobs at Camp (Medical Staff Only, Cabin Only, Dream Team Only). You only need to answer the questions applicable to your role. Most of the answers can be found in the manual. There are, however, a couple of questions that rely on common sense.

Please complete this questionnaire within one month of receiving your confirmation packet. This gives us time to review your answers and complete our preparatory work prior to our season. We will contact you if we have any questions or concerns. Our contacting you does not preclude you from joining us; it may simply mean that we feel a policy needs clarification. The remainder of your paperwork needs to be sent to our office no later than 2 weeks prior to your arrival. We suggest you return all of your information as soon as possible. During this process, you are encouraged to contact us with any questions. Thank you for your help and cooperation!

We are looking forward to a fantastic summer. Thank you again for giving of your time to help make Camp possible!