Crafts: You get to assist the campers in making crafts throughout the day. You will also set up crafts at the beginning of the day and clean up and organize them at the end of the day.

Recreation: You get to assist with sports activities in the morning and afternoon. These activities include kickball, basketball, and water games. You  will also get to help put on our annual special Olympic event. When you are not helping with recreation you get to assist your cabin with other activities.

Counselor:  You get to work with other staff members including a Cabin Leader working with campers on daily living skills, daily activities and being a part of cabin life. You will be assigned 1-2 campers that you will be with at all times and help at each activity.

 Cabin Leader:  You must be at least 16 years old for this position and have 2 previous years of experience with Camp Rainbow.  You get to work with 10-12 campers in a cabin. You will oversee the campers and the staff in your cabin to make sure that campers are being helped with daily living skills, attending activities and to keep communication open between the staff and the Camp Director. You are required to attend a nightly meeting with the camp directors.

You must fill out the volunteer application to attend camp. If you have not filled out an application, we will not count you as attending and will not hold a place for you. If you have not received an acceptance letter by June 1st, please email us at

There are several positions you can volunteer in, and I'm sure we can find the perfect match for your specific gifts and talents! 
You can volunteer in any of the following positions:



Prospective volunteers

Camp will open FRIDAY, June 14th with enrollment of the staff at 3pm. All staff members are expected to help set up camp on FRIDAY. A training session will be held on FRIDAY afternoon or evening after we get camp set up. It is important that everyone working at camp attend the training session on FRIDAY.

The last session campers will be released at 10 o'clock SUNDAY (JUNE 23rd) morning. Staff members are expected to help break camp SUNDAY afternoon, as we must be out of camp by 2:00pm. You are paid no money, but we do feel that you will benefit greatly.  This will be the 56th year for Camp Rainbow. A great deal of work and tradition of unselfish giving have made it possible.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please print the application below and mail it back to PO Box 701 Chillicothe, MO 64601. 

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Kitchen Staff: You get to assist with preparing the meals each day, and clean up after each meal. In between meals you will have some free time, and are allowed to help in crafts or recreation. You will reside in staff cabin..

Lifeguard:  You must have a lifeguard certification from a valid organization such as the Red Cross or equivalent to. You will supervise waterfront activities and participate in all camp activities. When you are not swimming, you will assist with campers in your cabin.