To make camp run as smoothly as possible, it is necessary for most attendees to help out around the camp during the course of the weekend. Chores are also a great way to meet your fellow campers!

Campers attending for the full 9 days sign up for 4 two hour chore shifts. Half Session or Weekend attendees sign up for 2 two hour chore shifts. Sign-up for your chores happens right after registration, when you arrive at camp.
The chores are usually very simple, and there’s a range of choices:

Serving Meals

Making sure everyone at camp is fed is a very important task that we need volunteers for. This chore will have you serving the food to campers in line as well as helping to clean up the mess hall afterwards. No kitchen experience required. This is chore is worth two, so if you choose this you can finish your chore requirement in half the time.

Kitchen Help

If you are interested in seeing how 250 campers are fed each day, you might want to consider volunteering in the kitchen. You’ll follow all directions of the kitchen chef in helping to prepare the meals as well as setting out the food to be served. Some kitchen experience preferred but not necessary. This is chore is worth two, so if you choose this you can finish your chore requirement in half the time.

Taxi Driving

Do want a chance to meet new people? We are looking for safe, responsible drivers to man our golf cart taxis every day. During each shift you will travel in a loop around camp helping folks get to their destination a bit quicker. When starting and ending your shift please check in with HQ.

HQ Floater

Does doing one job seem a bit boring? Helping with HQ might be the job for you. There are a variety of tasks the HQ staff may need assistance with including: restocking the drink fridge or the sunscreen, delivering messages or other items around camp, or helping to cover for our Taxi drivers so they can eat. If you have mobility issues (can’t stand for long periods of time) this is a good chore to take.

Midnight Snack Help

Are you a night owl who wants first dibs on midnight snack? This is the chore for you! Part kitchen helper (food prep) and part clean up, you’ll get to do a little of everything.

The Pony Show

The Camp Crucible Pony Show is the largest pony show in the country and you can help make it happen. Your chores can be fulfilled AND you get to be part of the fun. We need help with setup, assisting with wrangling all the ponies, trainers, carts, and props, directing the audience, getting drinks and calories to hungry ponies, setting up the arena for performances that require special arrangements, and assisting the judges with ribbons.

The Spa

We are looking for people to provide some soothing, relaxing, and non-sexual services for their fellow Campers. If you’ve ever painted nails, you could give a pedicure or manicure. We have multiple massage tables looking for the right masseuse. We’ve even had some volunteers do henna body art.

Waffle Artiste

Some would say that crafting the perfect waffle takes a steady hand and an eye on the timer to make sure it doesn’t burn. Others would say that the perfect waffle needs the right mix. We think that the perfect waffle uses the non-stick spray and leave the iron clean when you are done. This is the job of the Waffle Artiste! Help your campers carefully craft their waffles so that everything is nice and clean for the next morning. No kitchen or waffle making experience is required.


Perhaps you’ve always fancied yourself one of those slick Vegas casino dealers? Here is your chance to see if you’ve got what it takes and help out at the annual camp casino. If you’ve never played any of the games before, it’s no problem.. we’ll teach you how to run whatever game you are working at.

All chores require that you report to HQ at the beginning of each chore shift to sign in, so that we know that you showed up!

You may opt out of these chores for a fee when you register for Camp online.