As we continue planning for our 2024 season, some details presented here may be subject to change. Changes to role requirements or expectations will be reflected here, and volunteers and applicants will be notified as soon as possible.
Fill out an application
Our application will be available online shortly.
Complete an interview
Meet a staff member to discuss your experience and expectations.
Complete a background check
Sent via email - no fingerprinting required.
Receive an acceptance letter
A spot at camp is not confirmed until this is sent.
Complete all paperwork
This includes health forms, liability waiver, and a photo release.
Complete virtual training
Training is provided on-site, however, we will have a handbook, videos, and other resources to read prior to arrival.
Who can volunteer with Camp Lilac?
Anyone ages 18 or older can apply to volunteer with Camp Lilac. Experience working with youth and/or the transgender/gender diverse community is recommended but not required.
If you are (or will be) 18 years old or a current high school senior who will have graduated by the time camp begins, you are eligible to apply for the Staff in Training program.
If you are (or will be) 17 years old, you are eligible to apply as a camper or Junior Staff member. Please begin your application as a camper.
When is camp?
Camp Session 1 (including training & clean up) - July 19th through July 28th
Camp Session 2 (including training & clean up) - July 26th through August 4th
Sessions have the same programming, and staff can apply to attend one or both. Partial week opportunities also may be possible for nursing, mental health, or kitchen staff.
Where is camp?
Camp Lilac is held at a campsite in West Central Ohio, located about an hour outside of Columbus. For safety and privacy reasons, the exact location is only shared after a staff member has been accepted to volunteer and completed a background check.
Is there compensation for staff?
Camp Lilac is a volunteer driven organization. All positions, with the exception of kitchen manager, are volunteer. Funding for transportation may be available.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.