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post #1 of 6 Old 07-08-2014, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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What if you were a child and couldn't go to camp...

Hi all,
As I have said in previous posts I am on staff at the North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center. We are in GREAT Need for counselor volunteers especially for next week or else we can't run camp

Counselor not your thing, then to the horses and volunteer as a horse leader

If you are anywhere near Mebane, NC and would like to volunteer go to the website The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center - Home (you may have to type it in).
We are still trying to recruit volunteers

Any questions you can ask them here and I'll answer best to my knowledge or else I can get the answer from my coworkers :)

What if you were a child and couldn't go to camp because of not enough volunteers, Please consider volunteering.

Thank you if you read all of this I know it's long!

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-08-2014, 06:15 PM
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I never got to go to camp as a child. Had more to do with my parents' financial status than lack of camp staff.

Is the camp free? If not, why are the workers expected to volunteer their time instead of being paid? Honest question.

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-08-2014, 06:22 PM
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I'm also surprised you don't hire counselors as paid positions.
You should know better than anyone that being a counselor/staff person is hard work and some incentive would help bring in more people.
I've never been at a therapeutic barn that hasn't hired counselors as paid staff.

(I'm in New York, otherwise I would love to come help you!)

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-08-2014, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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The camp is not free for participants, but there is finacial aid for the riders and we work really hard to help them be able to come to camp. We do not have the funds to pay counselors or else we would.

NCTRC is non-profit organization (as most therapeutic centers are) for children with special needs and able body children. The volunteers are mostly teen agers (15+) wanting the experience and/or needing service hours. Also NCTRC and some other places I know do not pay volunteers for summer camp or during the year round sessions.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-08-2014, 08:30 PM
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Have you contacted your local Girl Scout council? A lot of older girls would probably love the experience and can use the volunteer hours.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-08-2014, 08:57 PM
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While I salute the camp's efforts to provide an experience for kids *whose families can afford it*, your phrase "What if you were a child and couldn't go to camp..." doesn't make me want to help. I was a child and couldn't go to camp; my brother couldn't go to camp; my kid couldn't go to camp. In each case, it was about finances and/or transportation.

It's not the end of the world if a kid can't go to camp. Millions of kids don't go to camp.

On the upside - I, my brother, my kids -- we all have enjoyed many other experiences with family, at home - happy, fun, economical and convenient. Camp is not the ultimate child experience.
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