As leader of a theme camp I second what has been said. While we do welcome new members on occasion (and more this year than last) we have a very strict set of performance, themactic, and activity-centric mandates our people adhere to. It's like auditioning for a lead in an HBO Show or Movie - if we like what you can show us, and can hold up to our grueling schedule (which begins in about a month) then you might be considered. But unless you have something promising to show off that really kicks ass, or have the talent that would allow you to jump in as a camp leader, or at least project lead, in some other camp, you need to build your resume. And like it has been said, the best way is to volunteer with a *good* org dept, and at the same time show up and show your prosprective camp who you are, what you're about, that you're drama free, moop free, and willing to bust ass 24/7/365 to pull it all off.
Ask any of our crop of Burgins. They earn our respect - not out of a "kiss ass" thing, but a real and true desire to make our camp the best. And so far, they do. But they come in swinging, and don't stop. Just like us old timers.
Good luck, comrade!