Each staff member has been carefully selected. The men and women are adult volunteers who come from every walk of life and have one thing in common; they care about children and teenagers. Ninety percent of our counselors have suffered a death of a family member or close friend, which has made them sensitive to the feelings of the children and teenagers. Our volunteers encourage support, respect and kindness in everything that we do at Camp.
Staff training is conducted prior to the camp to ensure a knowledgeable, cohesive camp. Camp HOPE staff trainings are done under the direction of the Camp HOPE advisory board consisting of professionals in the fields of medicine, psychology and education.
In addition to our camp counselors, each camp has several volunteers who cook and direct programs and activities throughout the weekend.