Camp Firefly 2024
June 9-15
YMCA Camp Whittle in Fawnskin, CA 


Camp Counselor and Volunteer Applications will be live on January 1 and due on January 31.

If you are interested in helping with camp please reach out to the Volunteer Manager!

Camp Firefly is one of the most popular and effective ways in which children with cancer and their siblings, ages 9 to 17, have the opportunity to experience summer fun. 

Our camp volunteer program attracts a diverse group of individuals ranging in age and background.  We are looking for high-energy, creative volunteers, desiring to make a difference in the life of a child. We seek volunteers who are leaders, prepared to work hard, care for others, be responsible, build relationships with campers and other staff members, and have the best week of their lives! 

Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers are required to commit to an entire week of camp!
  • Volunteers MUST be 20 years of age before they arrive at camp. 
  • Background check required for all volunteers. 


Camp Volunteer Positions

Counselors: Assigned to a cabin with 2-3 co-counselors, you’ll work with the same cabin of campers all week long, occasionally doing broader activities with the village (the entire age group).

Phantom Crew: Each day is packed full of activities! Our Phantom Crew sets up and leads the various activities that we prepare (Water Wars, Marshmallow Wars, Arts & Crafts, etc.). 

Pre-Camp Support: If you are unable to commit the entire week, you can come to the office and help prepare camp supplies, make signs and decorations, etc.

Bus Chaperones: Volunteers will chaperone kiddos on the bus from Las Vegas to California and ride back to Vegas with the bus on the 11th. On the return trip (15th), they will be picked up by the bus and be driven to California to chaperone kiddos on the way back home to Las Vegas.