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:   Mid- January 

Applications Due:     April 1st


CPR Class 1:    May 11, 2019.....9-3 pm

CPR Class 2:    June 8, 2019.....9-3 pm

Volunteer Training:

June 20-22, 2019 at Camp Grace (Mandatory for all new overnight volunteers)

Camp Sessions:

Session 1:      June 24-29.....  Ages 5-9

Session 2:     July 1-6.....  Ages 22-50

Session 3:     July 8-13.....  Ages 10-14

Session 4:     July 15-20.....  Ages 15-21 

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.

Date:     TBA; at United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile

Camp Open House: May 19, 2019    1-4pm

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