How do I find out more about being a Volunteer?
1. You may join us at anytime! Check out the About Us page on the website and fill out the forms on the Membership Information page.
2. Call Mary Nielsen, Membership Coordinator 859-816-3163 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Attend our orientation information meeting for new volunteers at Camp Knutson on May 31, 2018. Orientation is typically before our spring meeting.
What do Camp Knutson Volunteers do?
Night Under the Stars (NUTS)
Chair: Shari Schumacher email@example.com
Co-Chair position is open. Contact Lori Nelson if you're interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Mardy Brodil email@example.com
Ice Tee Open
2. Assist and support Camp K Staff with programs and special events. A few examples are serving at theme parties; help campers with beading, making cards, crafts, biking, fishing, reading, or even help clean the camp between camp sessions. Find out more about the activities on the Volunteer Activities page. Fill out the Time and Talent form so the Volunteer Coordinator, Ginny Hersey knows your interests.
We are all volunteers, and respect the time that you need to spend with guests and families in the summer. However, if you select an activity to support, the Volunteer organization will depend on you to be there. This is your opportunity to serve and also enjoy meeting other volunteers as well as campers and counselors.
Click here to download the Time and Talent form
3. Assist in events and meetings at the Camp. Meetings include the Spring and Fall meetings. Events might include the Pancake Breakfast, the Fall Appreciation Picnic, the Family Funday Sundae, or the Fall Golf Scramble, to name a few.
Is there a specific time requirement for my participation in this organization?
What are the membership dues?
Dues for the organization are $10 per year. These dues entitle you to vote, enjoy the Spring Newsletter, and stay connected through e-blasts. They are due at the first volunteer meeting on May 31, 2018. You can bring cash or check to the meeting, send the check to Camp Knutson; 11148 Manhattan Pt Blvd; Crosslake, MN 56442, or pay online at the link on the Member Information page. http://campkfriends.com/3/custom_form.htm
Click here to download the Volunteer Membership Form
Do I need to fill out a Background Consent and Voluntury Disclosure Form if I'm working with children at the Camp?
Yes, according to state law all volunteers that work with children are required to fill out the forms. You may download the forms below and have them filled out and available for the Camp Directors at the Spring Meeting.
LSS: Luther Social Service of Minnesota, a non-profit organization that provides a wide range of human support services related to the basic necessities of life - food and shelter, physical health and safety, and emotional and spiritual well-being. LSS relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations and other organizations to support its mission.
NUTS: Night Under the Stars is the main fundraiser sponsored by the volunteers. The event is the third Saturday in July, and features silent and live auction, music, wine and appetizers, and a gourmet dinner. Reservations made online on with RSVP cards sent.
GREATER GIVING: This Fund-raising Auction software has been used by the NUTS volunteers to promote a smooth organization of the silent and live auction since 2012.
QUILT AUCTION: The Auction is sponsored by the Paul Bunyan Regional Auxiliary, and features beautiful hand-made quilts by churches, quilt groups, and individuals. Quilts are donated to the Camp and sold at the Quilt Auction. This event is held at Camp Knutson annually the second Saturday in August.
ICE TEE OPEN: This fundraiser is sponsored by Moonlight Bay in Crosslake, MN; Golden Eagle Golf Course, Fifty Lakes, MN and held at the Moonlight Bay Restaurant sometime in February.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Camp Knutson Counselors and Staff host all CK Volunteers, friends, and families at the Camp for a complimentary “Thank-You” breakfast, held Saturday of Labor Day weekend.
ALL CKV VOLUNTEER PICNIC: The Camp Counselors and Staff host a picnic for the volunteers, on the Camp Grounds and usually in September.
WHERE SPIRITS FLY: Each page of Where Spirits Fly brings to life Camp Knutson’s vision of providing a nurturing place for children with disabilities and/or fragile health conditions to find acceptance, support and love. A hard cover, the book is 120 pages of history in photo-rich, coffee-table format.
HAROLD KNUTSON: Mr. Knutson deeded his summertime retreat to Evangelical Lutheran Church in August of 1953. His cottage and 30 acres of lakeshore property were to be used exclusively as a summer retreat for neglected, unfortunate, deprived and handicapped children during the months of June, July and August each year.
CANTEEN/CAMP STORE: This store is a place for campers and volunteers to purchase CK apparel and candy. The store is located in Bazinet Recreational Center.
FAIRY FUND: This Canteen Store fund is donated by volunteers specifically for kids that come to camp with no money or funds.