Apply for Camp PALS



Camp PALS is open to young adults with Down syndrome ages 12-30. Each of our Campers is paired one-to-one with a Volunteer Counselor whom they room and travel with throughout the week. Campers must be able to independently handle hygiene, work well in a group setting, and excel at a busy, fun-filled week.

Apply early - we guide acceptances on a first-come, first-serve basis! 


*ATTENTION ALL FEMALE COUNSELOR APPLICANTS:* PALS has filled all female volunteer positions for the 2018 Season. We encourage you to apply and be placed on a waitlist of alternates. In doing so, you will also be notified via email of future PALS volunteer opportunities, including the 2018-19 Off-Season as well as the Summer 2019 Season. Please direct any questions concerning this process to the Recruitment Associate, Brenna, at

Camp PALS welcomes applications for individuals between the ages of 16-30. (Age ranges are designed to match the general Camper ages for each program.)

Each Counselor is assigned a Camper, whom they will room and travel with throughout the week. Counselors have no out-of-pocket costs during the week, other than transportation to and from Camp. Applicants should be ready to be both challenged and inspired. 


Medical & Media Support Staff

Our Medical and Media Volunteers serve vital roles in the PALS community and are necessary to ensure our 2018 summer is a success.

We need Media Volunteers (photographers and videographers) at each Camp to capture each and every moment of the PALS magic.  

We are looking for Medical Volunteers (doctors, nurses, PAs) to distribute medication, review medical forms, and support the safety of our Campers and Counselors during the week of Camp. This year, we are also accepting applications for Assistant Medical Volunteers (EMTs, LPNs, CNAs, nursing students, and medical students).

For more information on either of these roles, please contact our Recruitment Associate, Brenna O'Sullivan.