Camp Counselor & Personal Attendant Application

UPDATE: Female counselor positions are fully staffed (please apply next year!). We are still accepting applications for male counselors. 

Each year, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) hosts Camp Bruce McCoy, a residential camp for adults living with brain injury (18 years and older). 2019 Camp will take place at the Triple-R Ranch in Chesapeake, VA in 2 week sessions: Week 1 (May 19-25)  Week 2 (May 26-June 1).

Camp McCoy is designed to provide the best recreational opportunity possible for the campers, many of whom are homebound or in long-term care facilities the remainder of the year. The program will offer typical camp activities adapted to the abilities of each person.

Counselors and attendants are given the opportunity to apprentice for their chosen professions by learning valuable skills in the areas of brain injury, leadership, behavior management and therapeutic interventions. Counselors and personal care attendants will be brought on for 1 or 2 week sessions and will be provided a volunteer stipend of $225 per week as a counselor and $250 per week as a personal care attendant. Lodging and meals will be provided.

Counselors will work with groups of campers, help run activities and most importantly, be a friend. They will also assist campers with dressing, showers, hygiene and meals. Attendants will have similar responsibilities, but will be working with one individual who requires a high level of care and attention.

Beyond being a once-in-a-lifetime personal experience to work with and get to know these survivors, the program is a unique and enriching opportunity for persons interested in or currently working in rehabilitation professions, and provides an excellent opportunity to work with experienced professionals from a variety of medical and rehabilitation fields. The position is physically demanding, and requires initiative, willingness to give, and extraordinary patience. As the typical day at camp is very long, a high energy level is essential. The ideal counselor is personable and reliable, and able to work independently and as part of a team.

If you are interested in working at Camp McCoy, please complete this secure online application. All applicants will be contacted by BIAV. References will be requested before employment decisions are made. Attendants may also be contacted by the families of the individual they would assist. Training will be provided.

Questions? Contact camp@biav.net or call 804-355-5748.