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Devon Lehman

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Devon Lehman, Volunteer

When not at Camp I am a: Program Coordinator for Larimer County Department of Human Services for Children, Youth, and Families

Volunteer at Roundup River Ranch since: 2013

Favorite camp activity: Camp Dancing, Candle Chats, and Parents’ Cafe Au Lait 

Favorite meal at Camp: No-Hands Spaghetti 

Favorite Camp dance: “The World’s Greatest” 

How would you describe camp in three words? Magic, beauty, and possibility 

In what volunteer role(s) do you serve at Roundup River Ranch? I’ve been a cabin volunteer and a program volunteer. 

Why do you think it is important to provide camp experiences to children with serious illnesses? As Paul Newman once said, every child deserves the chance to “raise a little hell!” Camp gives everyone a chance to step into their stretch zone in an environment where success is 
possible. Camp allows kids the chance to have new experiences and create memories that last a lifetime. 

How do you think you’ve made a difference as a Roundup River Ranch volunteer? Having been a volunteer and a summer staff member, I know first hand how important volunteers are to camp! Volunteers are such a vital part of the camp experience.  Volunteers bring their own creativity, expertise, and passion to camp to make each week or weekend a unique experience. 

What motivates you to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch? What doesn’t motivate me? I love everything about camp and cannot imagine my life without Roundup River Ranch. I think meeting the campers and families and seeing the transformation that happens in such a short period of time is what keeps me coming back. 

What is your favorite memory from volunteering? My favorite memory is from a family weekend when we were able to give a father and son the opportunity to do the challenge course after some creative planning. Seeing the two of them have a really special moment at the top of the challenge course after encouraging the son to meet his father up there was one of the best moments of my camp experiences.

How has your Roundup River Ranch volunteer experience impacted your life? Camp allows me to see life in a different way. Camp is all about seeing the possible in the impossible. Camp lets me see all the different opportunities in an experience, and problem solve in a completely different way.  I think camp has made me live a more vibrant life full of finding joy in even the ordinary. 

Why would you encourage others to volunteer at camp? It is life-changing. I can remember the moment during my first Serious Fun experience where my life changed forever. Give it a chance, I promise it is worth it! I’ve heard the saying, “From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. From the inside looking out, you can’t describe it.” I think this is the perfect way to explain camp, because it’s hard to put into words 
what camp means to each and every one of us. 

Our volunteers and counselors are first and foremost our campers’ cheerleaders. 

The application period for the 2017 Camp Season is now open and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. We look forward to camp sessions filled with AMAZING volunteers like you.


We are so excited that you are interested in being a part of the magic of Roundup River Ranch. Please review the following information to familiarize yourself with the Volunteer Application Process before the applications go live. 

Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Must be 19 years of age or older
  • Complete the Volunteer application
  • Three references
  • New Volunteer interview or Returning Volunteer check-in

Volunteer Requirements:

Once confirmed, New and Returning Volunteers will receive access to their CampSite Staff Dashboard (currently under construction) to complete the volunteer requirements. Returning Volunteers must update their records yearly. The Volunteer Contract is contingent upon the full completion of the following:     

  1. Medical Requirements:
    a. Health History Form
    b. Physical Exam Form (Required every 2 years)
    c. TB/PPD Skin Test completed within 12 months of first camp session. Returning volunteers must update if they are determined to be at high risk
    d. Immunization record documentation and dates
    • MMR
    • Tdap/td
    • Varicella or date of illness
    • Hep. B or waiver
    • Hep. A (recommended for all and required for Kitchen Volunteers)
    • 2016/17 Flu Vaccination
  2. Background Checks (3): Yearly criminal background check, Fingerprint criminal background check, and CDHS background inquiry check
  3. Volunteer Agreements
  4. Attend Volunteer Orientation 

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Team at Volunteer@RoundupRiverRanch.org.