Volunteer at Daybreak

Summer Volunteers

Daybreak Camp’s summer programs are successful because of the amazing volunteers we have the pleasure of working with each year. Volunteers make a difference in the lives of campers by serving as loving mentors and Christian role models while providing service in specific roles to make camp a memorable experience.

You don’t have to be an adult to serve at Daybreak in the summer. Many young people have faithfully served each summer and helped to create lasting and impactful memories for our campers. We have three distinct volunteer categories for youth from 6th grade to college to serve in.

The cost for volunteers to attend a week of camp is $85 to cover accommodations, and your meals are free.

Here’s how to volunteer

  1. Check out the roles and ages and register with these links.
  2. If you are a new adult volunteer, please send in 2 letters of reference to info@daybreakcamp.org
  3. If you are a Youth volunteer click here for more application information.


Year-Round Volunteers

We also rely on volunteers throughout the year to support the ministry in the following ways:

Office: Daybreak needs volunteers to help in the office. If you like data entry, filing, and basic office work and have some spare time, give us a call! We’d love to have you work with us.

Facilities: We like to keep Daybreak beautiful year round and we need volunteers to help us. If you have a free day or two, come help us around the camp.

Work Days

We host work days throughout the year. Sign up to receive our emails and check us out on Facebook to stay in-the-know about upcoming work days. RSVP’s are appreciated so we can plan for a productive day. Fill out our workday volunteer form here and email it back to marci@daybreakcamp.org Tell your friends and family. Be sure to bring gloves for outdoor work, and a servant attitude. Lunch is always provided.

Mission Trips

What do you think when you hear the words Mission Trip? For most a trip to a far away land comes to mind. Did you know that you have a mission opportunity right in your own back yard? That’s right!

Daybreak Camp exists to glorify God by encouraging a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the camping ministry. One of the ways we are able to do this is by providing a safe and attractive facility to host our program camps as well as serving many guest groups with the same mission in mind.

There are always a tremendous amount of projects to be done. From small to large, we have a project to fit your group’s mission need. We are equipped and prepared to assist you every step of the way with on-site logistics, meal planning, and crew team leadership. Many youth groups and churches have volunteered at Daybreak and their handiwork can be seen everywhere you look.

Call the office at (831) 335-2756 or email rich@daybreakcamp.org if you want to organize a mission trip here.

It’s always a pleasure to serve at Daybreak Camp. As my Daughter and I wash pots and pans together we discuss challenges and blessings we are facing. It’s a time of growing closer together.

Frequently asked questions

Adventure Camp Staffing

Our camp program model reflects the original traditions of Christian camping. Our programs are staffed with volunteers from the families and churches of our campers. When one volunteers, they have the opportunity to thrive in God’s beautiful creation, being together, away from the distractions of daily life, and providing leadership, mentorship and friendship to a viable camp community.

Staff Training

The care and safety of our campers matter greatly to us. One of the best practices to ensure their safety is to become knowledgeable and trained in all areas of camp safety. All staff and employees of Daybreak Camp MUST complete the MinistrySafe Safety System and CPR/First Aid training prior to volunteering.

Parents of Campers – you are Daybreak Camp! What a blessed way to spend one week, a true investment in children, your child, yourself and others. There are so many volunteer jobs to fill during a week of camp and we need you! (Link to Volunteer PDF or Page)

Food Allergies

At Daybreak Camp we are concerned about the safety of campers with food allergies. On our registration website you will be able to list your camper’s allergies to food, medications, etc. Prior to the start of camp our administrative staff will provide reports to our kitchen staff and nurses regarding the allergies of all campers.

Our Kitchen staff will make every reasonable accommodation for your camper.

Visiting During Camp

The safety of each camper is of upmost importance to us. A full-time adult Health Supervisor (physician, registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse) or a person who is trained in accordance with section 1596-866 of the Health and Safety Code (not an EMT) is charged with health supervision at camp.

At camper registration all medications are checked in with the nurse. This ensures that campers do not have access to mediation that has not been prescribed to them. Inhalers and epi pens are allowed in the cabin with campers.

In case of an emergency, Daybreak Camp is located in close proximity to Emergency Services and Dominican Hospital.

Can I visit my camper?

Parents, your trust in us to provide the best possible camp experience for your camper is something we take very seriously. We strongly encourage friends and family not to visit campers and staff during camp; visiting can be extremely disruptive to the entire camp.

Please protect “Camp Time” by not scheduling medical appointments, sports activities, etc. during your child’s week of camp. Your camper will enjoy receiving emails and notes from you. 

What should I pack and what should I leave at home?

What To bring

  • Modest casual/play clothing, jacket, socks, shoes, shorts, under clothing
  • Towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo, comb, brush, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Bible, insect repellent, water bottle, flashlight
  • Sleeping bag, pillow
  • One white tee shirt to decorate
  • Modest swimsuit, pool towel, sunblock

For the safety of the camper closed toe shoes must be worn at all times. The exception to this rule is to and from the pool during swim time.

What Not to bring

Money, cell phones, firearms, fireworks, knives, matches, lighters, any intoxicants or controlled substances, or food items for cabins.

Can I send letters and email?

Sending Email

Your camper’s name MUST be in the subject line.

Email Here »

Sending Letters

Camper Name
C/O Daybreak Camp
6676 Rose Acres Lane, Felton CA 95018

Telephone Calls

Are for Emergencies Only. If an Emergency arises please call (831) 335-2756

Do you still have questions. Please drop us a line and we will get back to you with the answers to you queries.