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! The deadline for the application is Friday, December 8th.



  • 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.

  • The Inclusive CPS Team is an opportunity for individuals with Down syndrome who have previously been in the Camper role to learn what it is like to be a Camp PALS Volunteer. 

  • Every Camp has a CPS team and through this program we are opening up half of those Volunteer positions, at three locations: New Jersey, Philadelphia - Session 1, and San Francisco to individuals with Down syndrome.

  • Team members will be responsible for completing tasks as assigned by the Director team.

  • 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

    • Camp PALS New Jersey: June 15-23, 2018

    • Camp PALS Philadelphia - Session 1: July 13-21, 2018

    • Camp PALS San Francisco: August 3-11, 2018

  • 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. Please do NOT list PALS Staff members or members of the Director Team.

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

How do I apply?

To apply now, login to CampInTouch, click on “Forms & Documents” and select the “Inclusive CPS Application”. If you have any questions, please email Julia at The deadline for the application is Friday, December 8th.

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