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; aide training will be provided prior to camp.  Please click the Info for Volunteers tab (above) to find scheduling information for the upcoming aide training session (attendance at this aide training session is mandatory for new aides).  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

Deadline to apply to serve at Special Camp 2024 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.  Attending the upcoming Special Camp Informational Meeting (Feb.15, 5:30 PM, online meeting) is another good way to learn more about serving at Special Camp; please e-mail the Special Camp aide registrar at the below e-mail address for further details on how to attend this Informational Meeting.

If you have served at Special Camp within the past five years, you should receive an e-mail containing a link to apply as a returning aide when Special Camp registration opens.

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