2021 Camp Assistant Updates:
Thank you to all 160 Camp Assistant volunteers who assisted with our five weeks of Bright Lights camps this summer. Without you, our return to in-person camps would not have been as rewarding. We hope to see many of you next summer!
Be sure to check back in February 2022 for Camp Assistant Registration information.
We will be recruiting over 150 Camp Assistants for Summer 2022. Positions include office and classroom camp assistants as well as before care and lunch care duties as assigned. Current eighth-graders and up may register online beginning in early March. Watch this page for updates and the Programs tab for a complete list of Summer 2022 camps, coming in February 2022.
Bright Lights Camp Assistants play a valuable role in our summer program. Their commitment helps support the teachers, ensures student success, and provides a rewarding experience that makes a difference in the classroom.
Summer is a great time to complete volunteer hours for GOPO, service hours for the parochial schools, or other service project hours. To earn 15 hours toward GOPO or service hours, assistants must attend the orientation, assist the teacher with classroom setup, and be in attendance for the full program week.
Rising high school students who have completed 8th grade by June 1, 2022, college students, and adults are welcome to apply. On average, 250 openings need to be filled each summer, including half-day and full-day camps.
Bright Lights needs assistants who are skilled in working with children, who have specific proficiencies, such as photography, sewing, and robotics or who have a high level of interest in specific topics such as art, science, technology or literature.
Not only do Camp Assistants contribute to the success of our camps, but they will also:
- Learn about behind-the-scenes camp preparation and planning.
- Develop skills in classroom management and organization.
- Expand their proficiency in interpersonal relations with children and adults
Here’s what a few Camp Assistants had to say about volunteering with Bright Lights…
“It was a great experience, and I am glad to have been given the chance to help other kids discover music in a whole new way! I will look forward to doing it again in the future.”
“My teacher was great to work with. She made the experience very enjoyable and I learned a lot from her for my future teaching career.”
“When I went into working with Bright Lights, I never knew how much fun I would really have! What a great way to spend your summer with some awesome kids and fun camps.”
For additional questions, please call Jodi at 402-420-1115 ext. 49 or email CampAssist@BrightLights.org.