JEMS Special Camp enlists volunteers primarily through the JEMS-affiliated network of churches across California and the Pacific Northwest. No previous experience working with individuals with special needs is required; regional training will be provided prior to camp.  Please click the Info for Volunteers tab (above) to find scheduling information of regional training sessions (in-person attendance at one of the regional training sessions is mandatory for new aides) for your area.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

Deadline to apply to serve at Special Camp 2020 camp is April 1.  No applications will be accepted after that date.

If you are 18 years or older, you’ve never served as an aide at Special Camp before, and would like more information on applying as a new aide at this year's Special Camp, you can download new aide information by clicking here.

If you have served at Special Camp within the past two years, you may apply as a returning aide by clicking here.

If you are new to Special Camp, or if you have served before but not within the past two years, you will need to apply as a new aide; you may apply as a new aide by clicking here.  Please note that if you have not served as a Special Camp aide within the past two years, you will need to apply as a new aide.


If you have any more questions about the aide application process, feel free to e-mail:

If you have any further questions about serving as an aide, feel free to e-mail:

Michael and Kyle at Special Camp 2014