Volunteer FAQs

Abercrombie & Fitch

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Abercrombie & Fitch,

Describe camp in three words: Home, happiness, and life-changing 

Our organization has volunteered at Roundup River Ranch since: 2013

Tell us about your organization: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a global retail leader comprised of three lifestyle brands: Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie (kids), and Hollister Co. We market to the most aspirational customers by offering the highest quality, All-American, casual clothing. Our mission across all three of our brands is to enrich the lives of children and teens through health and wellness programs and contributing to our communities both locally and globally. 

In what volunteer role does your organization serve at Roundup River Ranch? In 2016, we announced our five year, $15 million commitment to SeriousFun. We have been linked to SeriousFun since 2011 when we began a relationship with member camp Flying Horse Farms, which is located outside of Columbus, Ohio, near our headquarters. Driven by a groundswell of associate enthusiasm, this partnership with Flying Horse Farms has expanded into one with the entire SeriousFun Children’s Network. 

This commitment includes our Camp Counselor program, established in 2015, which creates the opportunity for our 
associates to support campers firsthand, while learning valuable leadership and mentoring skills. At least one hundred 
associates this year will be selected and placed in SeriousFun camps around the world. We are thrilled to be able to send a handful of those picked to Roundup River Ranch for the third year in a row! 

Why do you think it is important to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch? Roundup River Ranch perfectly aligns with our core philanthropic mission of supporting the health and wellness of children and teens. We think it is an unbelievable opportunity to be able to change kids’ lives at camp! 

How has your Roundup River Ranch volunteer experience impacted your organization? Volunteering at Roundup River Ranch has made a lasting impression on a multitude of our associates. We have been sending volunteers to camp for the past couple of years and continue to hear such positive feedback, we had to share some of it below! 

“My experience with Roundup River Ranch has been nothing short of extraordinary. In my week at Roundup River Ranch, I actually felt like I was making a difference in the lives of the kids--it was tangible how thrilled they were to be at camp and how much the week away meant to them. I am very proud of the work that I do on a day to day basis at A&F, but the week at Roundup River Ranch gave me great perspective on how much one person can impact the life of another. It was so special. I am so grateful to Abercrombie for the opportunity, and to Roundup for welcoming me to camp.”

What motivates the employees of your organization to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch?  Our associates are truly 
motivated to give back! We think that every A&F employee would benefit from the perspective that camp provides. We are thankful to be able to give the opportunity to live in the moment and see the world through the eyes of children.

Thinking about volunteering? You won’t regret a single joyful, inspiring, life-changing moment.


Roundup River Ranch Volunteer FAQ’s
 

Click here to apply to volunteer and review the Volunteer Qualifications and Requirements. After you submit your Volunteer Application, a member of the Volunteer Team will contact you to talk about the camp season. 

The minimum age to volunteer during a camp session is 19. We do offer off-season opportunities for school-age groups. Please contact Jenika, the Volunteer Manager, at jenika@roundupriverranch.org for availability and scheduling. 

Click here to learn more about the volunteer opportunities and responsibilities of each role that we have available. 

We offer off-season and intersession opportunities for groups (Corporate, Civic, Faith-based, Fraternity/Sorority, Educational, Recreational, Etc.). Please contact Jenika, the Volunteer Manager at Jenika@roundupriverranch.org for availability and scheduling. 

Each year we rely on the support of a diverse group of volunteers to provide camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families. Volunteers are welcome throughout the year to serve while camp is in session (May through October) and during our off-season by assisting with events, facilities, administration, and other activities. 

A typical day at camp is 12-14 hours in length. All session-long volunteers are given one hour off per day. During this time, volunteers are encouraged to focus on self-care and rejuvenation. Volunteers are expected to remain on-site throughout their committed session. 

Session Volunteers will be provided housing the night of Volunteer Orientation through the last night of the session. Volunteers will finish their role by noon on the last day of the session. All linens will be provided in addition to a bath towel and a wash cloth. Toiletries will not be provided. The first meal served will be lunch on the first day of Volunteer Orientation. Throughout the session, volunteers will eat with campers and staff. The last meal served is breakfast on the final day of the session.  

Time

Summer Camp/Family Camp Schedule

7:30 am

Early Elk – Morning Program

8:30 am

Breakfast

10:00 am

Program Blocks

12:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm

Feet off the Floor Time

2:30 pm

Program Blocks and a Snack

5:15 pm

Cabin Time

6:00 pm

Dinner

6:45 pm

Cabin Time

7:15 pm

Evening Program

8:45 pm

Candle Chat (Summer)/ Teen and Adult Lounge (Family Camp)

9:30 pm

Camper Bedtime

* Times may vary

Upon your arrival to camp, follow the signs to Volunteer Orientation and park behind Trent’s Cookhouse (red building), where orientation begins promptly at 11am. Volunteer Orientation will cover the following topics: a tour of camp, policies and procedures, mealtime procedures, child protection training, emergency procedures, medical training and depot tour, roles and responsibilities, behavioral support (summer camp only) and of course camp dancing! 
 
A full medical team is present during each camp session; Non-medical volunteers are not responsible for the medical care of a camper. Prior to your arrival, “Our Camper’s Special Considerations Manual” will be made available for your review and there will be an overview of the week’s diagnosis during Volunteer Orientation Medical Training.  
 
All Volunteers, unless otherwise specified, should report to our camp location in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at 8333 Colorado River Road, Gypsum, CO 81637. Specific directions to camp will be provided to volunteers prior to their arrival.  
 
The weather varies throughout the camp season. Since we are located in the heart of the Rockies weather can change fairly quickly. The days get warm and the nights are often cool. We recommend that volunteers pack layers to prepare for the weather. A packing list will be provided to Volunteers prior to their arrival. 
 

 

Contact Information

Jenika Doberstein
Volunteer Manager
jenika@roundupriverranch.org / 970.524.5720 


Victoria Calamari
Volunteer Coordinator
victoria@roundupriverranch.org / 970.524.5717
 

Dr. Marita Bledsoe
Medical Director
marita@roundupriverranch.org / 970.524.5710