Metabolic Camp Staff & Volunteers
Established 1995

Get Involved

Due to COVID-19, we are converting to a virtual camp for 2021, called Metabolic eCamp. Alternative plans have been made available.


Join our team in providing a life-changing experience for girls and women living with inherited metabolic disorders, including PKU and MSUD!

We welcome international and US-based volunteers to participate as camp staff.

Why Volunteer?

  • Work with leading dietitians and health professionals in the field of genetic metabolic nutrition
  • Learn about the day-to-day challenges of patients living with inherited metabolic disorders
  • Network with staff and campers from all over the world
  • Take home lasting memories that may impact your career

Available positions:

  • 5 camp counselors – preferably Registered Metabolic Dietitians currently practicing in a metabolic clinic
  • 5 assistant camp counselors – preferably nutrition or genetic counseling students
  • 2 camp cooks

Camp staff is required to arrive one day prior to Camp for orientation, and to remain at Camp as a volunteer for the complete Camp session.

Job Descriptions

MetCamp Volunteer

Camp Counselor

  • Conducts group and one-on-one nutrition management counseling sessions, discussing diet and lifestyle
  • Supervises assistant counselor(s) and the assigned counseling group
  • Opportunities to teach camp classes and activities
  • Additional responsibilities, as assigned by Camp Director and Camp Coordinator

Camp Assistant Counselor

  • Assists assigned counselor in all ways
  • Escorts campers to room upon arrival, offering a tour of the accommodations
  • Assists campers with food records and presents results to counselor
  • Follows up with campers who need additional help with dietary intake, including ensuring sure they reach their daily goals
  • Wakes up assigned campers in the morning and ensures they attend scheduled classes and activities
  • Supervises campers during food service and cleaning responsibilities
  • Opportunities to teach camp classes and activities
  • Additional responsibilities, as assigned by Camp Director and Camp Coordinator

Camp Cook

  • Helps prepare lunch and dinner for campers and staff using low-protein food products with the Camp Chef (experience with these products is not required)
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the kitchen
  • Sets up before meals in the common eating area
  • Kitchen schedule is Monday–Saturday from 10:00am—7:00pm

All staff meals and lodging on Emory campus will be provided. Partial and full travel awards will be available based on financial need.

If you would like to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to share your expertise with the campers and staff, please contact us.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021


We invite you to participate in the 27th Annual Metabolic Camp’s Exhibit Day and Activity Groups by displaying your products and literature for our attendees. We expect approximately 30-40 campers, along with their families, camp staff, and professionals working in the field of genetic metabolic nutrition.

Exhibitor Fees:

One 6-foot exhibit table and 2 exhibitor passes

  • Monday Exhibit Day Plus 3 Activity Groups = $5,000 (Save $500)
  • Monday Exhibit Day Plus 2 Activity Groups = $4,500
  • Monday Exhibit Day Plus 1 Activity Group = $3,500
  • Monday Exhibit Day Only = $2,500

Non-Profit Organizations
Shared 6-foot exhibit table and 1 exhibitor pass

  • Monday Exhibit Day = $250

This is a valuable opportunity for representatives from your company or organization to interact with campers, families, and professionals, and to educate them about your products and services. For more information and to reserve your table, please contact us.

Registration Deadline: February 28, 2021.

2021 Exhibitors:

We rely on financial support from grants and donations to offer campers a reduced registration fee of $375.00 per person. The actual cost per camper every year is approximately $2,000.

Give the gift of a life-changing experience to girls and women living with inherited metabolic disorders. Your generous donation enables us to offer reduced registration fees to camp participants, and to provide scholarships to campers who could not otherwise attend.

To contribute to our camper fund, please download and complete the form:

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2021 Donors:

  • Henry B. Handler
  • Karen J. Weiss
  • Phyllis Butters

2021 Grant Scholarships: