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From dawn to dusk our staff and volunteers put their all into everything they do for camp! Are you interested in being part of the amazing team that makes camp what it is? Scroll down to find out more about being a staff member, a position that is right for you, and click the appropriate button below to apply online!

If you have not participated in the CIT program and would like to be a Camp counselor or staff member, please register by clicking below.

*Staff Training (in-person): June 28-30th, 2021 at Camp Conrad Chinnock

Staff Training (virtual): TBD

About Staff

Program staff, Medical staff and Dietary staff are all essential functions and teams at camp.

The program staff consists of cabin counselors that supervise 9 to 11 children; aquatics director and lifeguards; outdoor adventurists for mountain biking, overnight camping, rock climbing, etc.; archery specialist; arts and crafts director and specialists; 'individuals over the age of 21 with a class B drivers license; program directors for programs occurring in camp and out of camp, such as mountain biking; cooks, prep cooks, and dishwashers; environmental education/nature director; maintenance; and other positions.

The volunteer medical team consists of resident physicians, nurses, certified diabetes educators (CDE), medical and nursing students, endocrine fellows, registered dieticians (RD), nutritionists, physicians in practice, and non-medical technical support staff.

There are many opportunities at Camp Conrad Chinnock and one person could hold a variety of roles through different sessions. Find the role that could be right for you!

CIT Program

CITs are Camp's counselors in training. We would not have the staff we have today without the incredible dedication to fun we get from our sensational CITs.

The CIT Program provides a learning environment for young adults to acquire leadership skills which can be utilized in every aspect of life. If you have already completed the CIT program, you can apply to be on staff directly online!

The Leadership Training Program is open to youth ages 17 to 19, with or without diabetes and has an application process. Qualifications we look for in our counselors in training are teens that can demonstrate a level of maturity that enables them to assume responsibility and develop strong leadership skills.

The applicant must demonstrate an interest in camping and show the ability to learn and work with diabetic children. Being a healthy role-model for children with diabetes is critical! Young leaders are given an opportunity to learn and explore group dynamics, human development, communication skills, recreational programming, and organization.

The objective of this two-year program is to build a strong counseling staff for our program and promote leadership in our communities and at camp. All first-year applicants complete an application with two reference forms. Responsibilities in the first year will include learning camp operations, developmental needs of children, how to lead a group, and other key components of a camp staff member. You may assist in the kitchen, help at the pool, and work in crafts or the store. Focus will be on basic staff and leadership skills.

What is general anesthesia and intravenous sedation?

General anesthesia and intravenous sedation are anesthetic management techniques that use intravenous and inhalation anesthetics to provide a means of completing all of your children’s dental needs while he or she is comfortable, pain-free, and asleep. Medication is routinely administered intravenously rather than by gas anesthesia. The majority of our patients receive a light general anesthetic.

Will my child remember the treatment?

You are always present when your child is awake; this includes the beginning of the anesthetic and later during the entire recovery period. Your child will awaken soon after their dentist or surgeon is finished without memories of the treatment, the intravenous tubing, or the monitors. Children typically remember nothing of the dental experience. Within several hours of returning home, they are usually interested only in returning to their usual routines and play.

Is anesthesia safe for my child?

Dr. Boorin is an experienced clinician, trained in the delivery of anesthesia for children. He is responsible for the continuous anesthetic management, comfort, and care of your child.

What special preparation is needed for the anesthesia appointment?

Prior to your child’s appointment, Dr. Boorin and his staff will contact you to review your child’s anesthesia plan. You will be informed about food and fluid intake restrictions. It is extremely important to not eat before anesthesia. If your child becomes sick prior to the scheduled procedure, you must contact the anesthesia office. Several recommendations will be made in preparation for the day of treatment. This will ensure a smooth transition from your arrival in the dentist’s office to discharge after your child’s recovery from the anesthesia. Children will be tired and sleepy following the anesthetic. You will need to return home and maintain minimal activity for your child until the next day. Your child may return to their regular routine the following day.

We still have concerns and would like to speak to someone about the anesthetic appointment.

We are happy to speak to you at any time during the planning stages of the anesthesia visit, on the treatment day, as well as following the completion of treatment.