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Tom Woodell



Tom Woodell , Volunteer

When not at Camp I am a: retiree

Volunteer at Roundup River Ranch since: 2015

Favorite camp activity: Taking pictures  

Favorite meal at Camp: Breakfast with bacon

Favorite Camp dance: Groove for Your Food 

How would you describe camp in three words? How about four? Inspiring to the max 

In what volunteer role(s) do you serve at Roundup River Ranch? I am a  Roundup River Ranch Board Member and volunteer at Camp as a photographer. 

What motivates you to volunteer at Roundup River Ranch? I realized what camp meant to my grandson and family who have attended Family Camp at Roundup River Ranch. 

Why do you think it is important to provide camp experiences to children with serious illnesses?  Experiences at Camp inspire kids to think beyond their illnesses and they realize all that they can do. 

What is your favorite memory as a Roundup River Ranch volunteer? I watched a young man with multiple disabilities, including being blind and in a wheelchair, swish down the zip line with a huge grin on his face 

How has your Roundup River Ranch volunteer experience impacted your life? I am now more aware and appreciative of the huge impact that volunteers can make.

Why would you encourage others to volunteer at camp? It is so rewarding to realize you really can make a difference in a volunteer role. 

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