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Camp Wheeze 2023 group photo


2023 Camp Wheez counselors

Student Volunteers (Counselors)

Volunteer at Camp Wheez! High school students are invited to apply to become camp counselors and earn community service hours.

Camp counselors are high school students who work alongside medical professionals and community volunteers to create a safe, fun camp environment and guide campers through a variety of activities. Counselors will learn about asthma and health, gain experience working with children and earn up to 30 community service hours.

Counselor Requirements

  • Attend a Group Interview on Wednesday, July 17, 2:00 – 2:30 pm (First-time counselors only)
  • Attend Orientation on Tuesday, July 30, 3:00 to 4:30 pm
  • Attend Camp Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9, 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • 6/12/24 UPDATE: We have revised the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for this year’s camp. All volunteers must have completed the primary series and at least one booster dose. The 2023-2024 monovalent vaccine is highly recommended but not required. If there is a medical reason that prevents you from receiving the vaccine, please have your parent or guardian contact us.
  • Complete a background check
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Energetic and friendly

If you have questions about whether the COVID-19 vaccine you received meets the requirements, please call (805) 681-1793 or email For more information about the COVID vaccine, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Counselor Responsibilities 

  • Assist with the setup and breakdown of camp each day
  • Oversee a small group of campers as they rotate through different activities
  • Engage campers in activities and games
  • Ensure campers follow all camp safety guidelines and help create a safe, fun environment

Volunteer positions fill up fast! Submit your application as soon as possible and no later than July 15.

Link to Camp Wheez application

Once you submit your application, you will receive an email from HireRight (the background screening company) which will require you to create an account and provide information for yourself and your parent/guardian’s name and email address. 2 - 3 business days after your application has been submitted, your parent/guardian will receive an email from HireRight requesting their consent to complete your background check. Once you have cleared the background check, your parent/guardian will receive a second email with a link to the participation authorization form. Your application will not be complete until your parent/guardian submits both the background check and participation authorization forms so be sure your parent/guardian is aware that we will be sending these directly to them.

Have questions? Call 805-681-1793 or email


Adult Volunteers

Limited adult volunteer opportunities are available based on skills, interests and availability. Please contact Youngmi An, Camp Director, for more information.

Youngmi An
Camp Director
(805) 681-1793