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Below are some specific opportunties for volunteering at Camp Courageous. These are just some specific needs, but help is always needed in almost all departements. If you or your group/organization are interested in helping with these or other projects at Camp Courageous, then please contact the person listed or Shannon Poe, Volunteer Director, at 319-465-5916, ext 2320, or

Visitor Center Volunteer -
Volunteers are needed to staff the Visitors Center on Saturdays from 9:30am-12:30pm. We need dependable, responsible, friendly folks who would be willing to answer phones, sell items in the camp store, accept donations and give occassional tours of camp. Training would be provided for all of these tasks.
Please contact Shannon Poe ( or Becky Melchert ( with any questions, or to get signed up to help! Call 319-465-5916.

Mystery Dinner Theater -
We are currently planning a Mystery Dinner Theater event for Satuday, November 1st. The event will be held at the camp lodge.
Participants will be treated to a delicious dinner and will be challenged to solve a mystery acted out by volunteers. Volunteers with acting/theater experience are needed to put on the show throughout the evening. Volunteers are also needed to assist in the kitchen, with serving food and refreshing drinks, help set up/take down and clean up, greet and seat guests, and to help spread the word to sell tickets. Some volunteers will be asked to dress in "character" for the event. If interested, please contact Amatullah Richard, Volunteer Fundraiser, at 319-465-5916 ext. 2140 or at

2014 Pancake Breakfast & Open House -
Camp Courageous is looking for volunteers for the annual Pancake Breakfast and Open House on Sunday, September 28th from 7am-1pm. Table servers, pancake cookers, kitchen help, parking & more positions are needed.  If you'd like to help with this event, please contact Aly Jobson, Dietary Director, at 319-465-596 ex 2400 or,  or Shannon Poe, Volunteer Director, at 319-465-5916 ex. 2320 or

2014 Back to School Festival -
On Tuesday, September 16, from 10am to 2pm, Camp Courageous will be hosting the 24th annual Back to School Festival. Special education students from around eastern Iowa are invited to camp to play games, swim, ride the train, dance and more.
Volunteers are needed to run carnival games, do face painting, pop popcorn, and help with other activities. Volunteers would work from 9:30 to 2.
If you have questions or would like to sign up to help, please contact Shannon Poe at or at 319-465-5916 ext. 2320.

If any of the above opportunties would be of interest to you or your group then please contact the camp. For any questions about volunteering at Camp Courageous then please call Shannon Poe at 319-465-5916, ext. 2320 or email

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