Camp Tekoa's mission is, "Touching Hearts, Changing Lives, Sharing the Light of Christ." Volunteers help us to share our mission every day. Whether it is by assisting a camper with special needs or by clearing brush from a trail, Camp Tekoa relies on the help of our volunteers to make a difference in the lives of thousands of visitors every year.
You can volunteer individually or as a group. All volunteers who work while campers are attending camp must be at least 18 years old, fill out a Volunteer Application, and complete a criminal background check.
Here are a few areas where we can use your help:
Be a Special Friend
Summer Barnabas Camp -the week of July 4th
Fall Camp Jim - Early September
Special Needs Day Camp - During certain weeks of the summer
This is a great opportunity to provide a helping hand during an awesome week of camp! Volunteers are assigned a camper with developmental disabilities with whom they share in all the activities of camp. Just as their name suggests, Special Friends are week-long companions who provide care and encouragement while expressing Christian love. Campers enjoy activities such as boating, hiking, zipline, arts & crafts, devotions, talent show performances and much more. If you are interested in serving as a special friend at Tekoa please fill out the Volunteer Application . For additional information contact John Isley 828-692-6516.
Volunteer as a Nurse for the week
Each week of the summer, Tekoa relies on a volunteer RN to help care for our campers. This volunteer opportunity is available for one week at a time or multiple weeks. For additional information contact James Johnson 828-692-6516.
Help us with Service Projects
Tekoa relies on volunteer groups and individuals to help with a variety of maintenance, renovations, and grounds upkeep. If you are interested in helping in this area, please contact Camp Tekoa's Maintenance Director, Greg Trollinger at 828-692-6516.