Inclusive CPS: Description & FAQs

We are looking for mature and independent individuals with Down syndrome who are looking to gain volunteer experience and help make the best week of the summer happen!



  • Camp PALS Support (CPS) help with various behind-the-scenes tasks throughout the week of Camp.  Often you will find CPS helping to set up for meals, decorating for the dance, or even preparing for the Olympics.  The CPS team empowers and supports each other throughout the week to develop new skills and grow as leaders.

  • Every Camp has a CPS team and through this pilot program we are opening up half of those volunteer positions, at two locations: Philadelphia Session 1 and Poconos, to individuals with Down syndrome. This will give our young adults who have previously been in the Camper role a chance to have a leadership role at Camp and continue to grow with PALS through new responsibilities and experiences.

  • Team members will be responsible for completing tasks as assigned by the Directors including planning and executing one on-campus activity such as the dance.

  • CPS will arrive on campus the Friday before Camper Arrival to attend volunteer training.

Application Requirements:

  • Review FAQs to learn more about the Inclusive CPS role before completing your application

  • Desire to be a role model and leader in the PALS community

  • At least 3 years of experience as a PALS Camper

  • Must be at least 19 years old by the time of Camp

  • No conflicts with the dates of Camp

  • List of up to 3 PALS volunteers for references. Please note that these references do not need to be contacted before filling out the application. They are volunteers that you may have been paired with or know from Camps or Adventures.

  • After your application is submitted, PALS staff will be in touch with you to set up a video call interview.

How do I apply?

The application is now closed. Thank you so much to all of our applicants for your participation!

For additional information on the Inclusive CPS role, please visit our FAQ page here.