Due to the nature of the camp, Camp SMILE requires that all overnight volunteers 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. (CPR/First Aid is not Required in 2022 due to Covid-19)

Schedule of Events


Applications Open:   Jan 15, 2022

Applications Due:     April 15, 2022

Volunteer Training:

June 23-25 at Camp Grace (Mandatory for all new overnight volunteers)

Camp Sessions:

Session 1:    June 27-July 2

Session 2:   July 4-9

Session 3:   July 11-16

Session 4:   July 18-23

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 via phone in 2022. Dates to be sent out to new counselors.

Camp Open House: TBA;    1-4pm