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 note that in-person attendance at one of the regional training sessions is mandatory for new aides.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.  Applications will be accepted starting in early- to mid-February 2020; please check back here to apply.

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 Special Camp (as reference for applying to next year's camp), you can download new aide information here.


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