A week at RFKC is a rewarding, life changing experience, which can also be very frustrating and exhausting. Training is key to managing it well. All volunteers require interviews (done the first year you volunteer) and training in order to work with the campers. Volunteers who will spend the week at camp require the most training. Veterans require less training. All sessions strive to be fun and motivational as well as informative.  Training will take place at Gardendale-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church.  

Be sure to complete our online volunteer application form if you haven’t done so already.  This is required for all volunteers, whether new (rookie) or returning (veteran).



New Volunteers (Rookies)-

Must attend two training sessions or one training session and online training (link below).  Rookie Training Sessions are  April 8th or May 6th.  If you missed these, complete online training below. After you attend a rookie session or complete online training, you must attend a general training session for all staff on April 22ndMay 20th or June 3rd.

Returning volunteers (Veterans)-

Must attend one in person training session for all staff.  Choose April 22ndMay 20th or June 3rd. Sessions run from 8:30am-4:30pm at Gardendale Mt Vernon UMC. You must attend all day!


New Training Session added on Saturday, June 3rd from 8:30am-4:30pm. This training is for all veterans and rookies who have had rookie training or have completed online training (link below).



Thank you for spending the time it takes to prepare and make our kids safe!

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