MFC offers work trade options and financial aid for eligible campers. Please read the following information carefully and then find links to the applications at the bottom of the page.
Work Trade volunteer scholarships
A primary volunteer (100% scholarship) is expected to be on duty 6 hours a day/30 hours total, over 5 days. This time may not allow for primary instrument workshops if accepted as a primary volunteer and are attending as musicians. Limited number of volunteer positions.
Work scholarship (50% discount) recipient is expected to be on duty for 3 hours a day/15 hours total, over 5 days, but not during primary instrument workshops. Limited number of volunteer positions.
Regular campers may volunteer at any time during our camp sessions. There are always tasks that can be done around food prep, serving and clean up (with kitchen staff approval), grounds maintenance (picking up trash, dishes, stray clothing), setting up and tearing down chairs and tables, preparing dance floors for dances and workshops, help installing and disassembling tent walls, helping youth counselors, and the list goes on.
Volunteer Job Opportunities
Volunteers may select which job(s) they are interested in and willing to commit to. A Volunteer Coordinator will help schedule times that will work for you. Volunteer positions are limited and are on a first come first served basis. Tuition payment is required from all campers and volunteers to be registered to attend camp.
- Campground prep- winter clean up, brush trimming, lawn mowing, working with firewood, basic building maintenance. Must be available during the couple of weeks before camp sessions open. Work closely with Doug.
- Set up/tear down: dance floors, stage and equipment, signage, chairs, picnic tables, luxury tents
- Kitchen: food prep, cooking, serving, clean up, dishwashing
- Kitchen equipment set up pre-camp, and tear down after camp
- Cabin/bunk monitors for youth cabins
- Housekeeping—Daily cleaning of bathhouses, restrooms and porta potties- monitoring supplies, camper cabin clean up, lost and found items
- youth counselors’ assistants/lifeguards
- Opening day registration: support for registration table folks, greeters, help with parking, traffic control, vehicle identification, maps/tenting site camper records.
- Camp Hosts: greeting campers after they have gone thru the registration process and guiding campers to parking areas, cabins, camp sites, bathhouses. This task involves a person very familiar with the Neofa campground.
- May include support for camp store and store staff.
- Some of these jobs may involve working during the week before camp sessions open, and later on closing day for clean-up.
- “Gofer” (errand person): available to shop for emergency supplies, rides to urgent care etc. (volunteer needs an insured vehicle and familiarity with the Montville/Belfast area)
We do also have a limited number of scholarships based on financial need. These requests are approved by our Camp Director. Please include information about your situation and if a “work exchange” job would work for you. Young children are not expected to work.
Please note: These forms are applications and not registrations. We will review your application. If accepted, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on using a discount code when making your tuition payment.