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Summer Camp Counselor (Formally known as LIT) Looking for motivated and positive individuals!!

Click on the application at the bottom of the page to apply!

The Arc of Tri-Cities is searching for outstanding youth volunteers between the ages 15 and up who want to make a difference in a child’s life. Through the efforts of youth volunteers, The Arc of Tri-Cities is able to offer more children with disabilities a chance to participate in summer fun activities.

What will you be doing?

As a Volunteer Summer Camp Counselor you will be assigned 1-4 campers to watch over and help them with safety, personal care needs, and assisting them with activities, swimming daily, bowling, crafts etc…

You will have the chance to ride the vans that help pick up campers and assist them throughout the day to have a great summer.  

Sumer Camp Counselors can choose the age group and the time commitment they want to make to the camp. Opportunities include the following:

  • 9 week camp
  • Start Date June 19th + Training starting week of June 10th and June 17th and 18th
  • Help campers with developmental disabilities have summer fun
  • Help campers with physical needs including but not limited to getting dressed, feeding, personal care
  • Help support The Arc of Tri-Cities Dial A Ride drivers by being a Ride-A-Long to help campers travel safely to and from the camp
  • Meet at The Arc on Mondays at 8:00am and approximately 8:30 to 9:00 the rest of the week depending on your route, will be done at 3:45 to 4:15pm


The camp is offered weekly. Some weeks are only 3 days long but are still treated as a week.

  • Week 1 - Wed, June 19 - Fri, June 21 (3 days)
  • Week 2 - Mon, June 24 - Fri, July 28
  • Week 3 - Mon, July 1 -   Wed, July 3   (3 days)
  • Week 4 - Mon, July 8 -   Fri, July 12
  • Week 5 - Mon, July 15 - Fri, July 19
  • Week 6 - Mon, July 22 - Fri, July 26
  • Week 7 - Mon, July 29-   Fri, Aug, 2
  • Week 8 - Mon, Aug 5 -   Fri, Aug 9
  • Week 9 - Mon, Aug 12 - Fri, Aug 16

Stipends for Partners N Pals

Stipends vary depending on positions and length of   service. Only one, three (3) day can be counted towards the commitment.

Each Summer Camp counselor will receive a stipend based on their contract agreement. If during the camp you would like to extend your contract a week please talk to the Site Director.

Stipend checks are mailed two weeks out after completion of time and submittal of the essay.

Partners ‘N Pals camp is

  • $325 for 3 week commitment
  • $425 for 4 week commitment
  • $525 for 5 week commitment


The Arc of Tri-Cities Camp provides a thorough orientation and continuous training for the program. Volunteer Summer Camp Counselors will be trained on how to work with individuals who have special needs – to include child development, hygiene and personal care, behavior management, disability information, and camp policies and procedures.

Training is mandatory for all new and returning volunteers. Training Dates include:

June 11 at 5:30 pm-8:00 pm @ The Arc of Tri-Cities

June 15 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm @ The Arc of Tri-Cities

June 17 at 9:00 am– 4:00 pm @ United Way Building

June 18 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm @ United Way Building


  • Opportunity to meet great people and lasting friendships.
  • Participate in summer fun activities at no cost.
  • Extensive training on disabilities, communication,   behavior management, team work and leadership development.
  • Hands-on experience leading and teaching a group of youth participants.
  • Multiple volunteer hours to use towards educational requirements.
  • An Educational Stipend after successful completion of committed camp weeks, attendance at all trainings and written essay at the conclusion of volunteering.

How to Apply?

  • Complete an application online at ( paper copies are available by pdf if needed.
  • After The Arc of Tri-Cities reviews your application within 36 hours after submittal you will receive an email accepting your application and inviting you to schedule an interview with The Arc—
  • Set an interview time
  • Bring a letter of recommendation to your interview from a teacher, mentor, someone you have volunteered for.


It is the responsibility of every individual, their parent, or legal guardian to provide for his/her own accident and health coverage while participating in all The Arc of Tri-Cities activities.

The Arc of Tri-Cities does not provide any accident or health coverage for its participants and/or volunteers

 Click here to apply!