Due to the nature of the camp, Camp SMILE requires that all overnight volunteers be CPR/First Aid certified and that they attend a 3-day training session on working with individuals with disabilities prior to camp. Both of these are offered to volunteers at minimal to no cost at all.
A CPR/First Aid class is offered on two different occasions for a minimal cost of $25.00. Both classes will be held at Fortis College, located at 7033 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608. If you have current CPR/First Aid certification, you need not take it again, simply mail in a copy of your certification.
Schedule of Events
Applications Open: Feb. 19, 2021
Applications Due: April 1, 2021
June 24-26 at Camp Grace (Mandatory for all new overnight volunteers)
Session 1: June 28-July 3
Session 2: July 5-10
Session 3: July 12-17
Session 4: July 19-24
Volunteers may sign up to work one, two, three, or four sessions. Each session, volunteers must arrive at camp on Monday no later than 5:00 p.m. and plan to stay until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
If you have any questions about camp or the schedule, you may contact UCP at anytime. However, we offer an Open House at Camp where you can receive a tour and have many questions answered. We will also schedule interviews for each prospective volunteer and you may ask questions then as well. Click to view a counselor job description.
New counselor interviews will be held at United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile. Dates to be sent out to new counselors.
Camp Open House: TBA; 1-4pm