There are many ways to support Courageous Community Services. You have an opportunity to help our campers grow, learn, and succeed.

Peer Buddies

Peer Buddies are neurotypical children ages 7 through 17. These individuals join us for the day camp sessions and work cooperatively with their assigned Courageous Acres Counselor to provide a meaningful camping experience for one peer with disabilities within the same age range. The Peer Buddy must be positive, enthusiastic role models and friends to our campers and have a caring, compassionate heart.

A Peer Buddy is a volunteer that is a typically developing, same-aged student that is paired up with a camper with a disability at Courageous Acres. Being a peer buddy encourages positive social interactions and social relationships to develop between students with and without disabilities. Apply to be a Peer Buddy here.

Community Gardeners

CCS is starting up a community gardening program! We have eight available plots that will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gardening tools and supplies (including seeds) will be provided. You have complete control over your garden plot. At the end of the season, you can harvest your food and cook with it yourself or donate it to a local food pantry. Email laurak@ccsohio.org if you’re interested.

Volunteer at Camp

Volunteers to assist with camp programming are always in demand. Duties include food preparation, cleaning, and assisting with organized recreation activities such as craft projects, games, or campfire programs. If you would like to help us out throughout the summer, we ask that you first complete the Volunteer Application Form and the Volunteer Background Check, returning them to the camp office at your earliest convenience. The Volunteer Background Check is only necessary for those who want to work directly with our campers rather than do any of the types of work around camp. Contact the camp office for more information.

Camp Clean-Up

Volunteers assist us with opening camp in May and closing of camp in October. Skilled project workers such as carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and other specialized trades are always needed. But we also have a great need for general labor, cleaning, moving things, and raking leaves to get the camp beautiful and ready for our campers this year. If you would be willing to help in any capacity, let us know at quinnt@ccsohio.org or laurak@ccsohio.org .

Run For Charity

CCS is a partner of the Glass City Marathon! Sign up to run or donate here.

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