Summer Staff

This volunteer experience is for those who have completed at least one year of college (or are of college age or older). The summer staff roles require considerable maturity and non-verbal witness. Each summer staff session is about one month long. Please apply as soon after January 1st as possible. Qualified applicants will be accepted into positions based on the order applications are received. If you have any questions, contact us.

Session 1:​ May 30 - June 26

Session 2: June 26 - July 24

Session 3: July 24 - August 10

To Apply:

Please first check availability​ of openings. Then apply online. You will need the email address of a Young Life staff person who is willing to write a recommendation on your behalf. Applications will open October 12.

Jobs:

Cook, Landscaping Assistant, Laundry Assistant, Maintenance Assistant, Office, Program Tech, Ropes Instructor, Snack Bar Clerk, Store Clerk, Town Runner, and Waterfront Instructor

Work Crew

This volunteer experience is for those in high school. To be eligible you must have completed one year of high school and complete your local area's work crew training course. Each work crew session is about one month long during the summer.

Session 1: May 30 - June 26

Session 2: June 26 - July 24

Session 3:​ July 24 - August 10

Jobs:

Cooks, Dining Hall Servers, Dishwashing Crew (PITS), ​ Housekeepers, and Outdoor Crew (ODC).

To Apply:

The application process begins with a Young Life staff recommendation. To apply, please talk with your local Young Life staff.

Adult Guests

The Adult Guest program is unavailable for Summer 2021

Adults can have the time of their lives at Lake Champion too! During each week of summer camp up to twelve adults may participate in our Young Life Adult Guest program. Adult guests stay in the beautiful Adult Guest Lodge, eat meals with campers, go to Young Life club and soak in the entire camp experience.

  • Week 1: May 24-30
  • Week 2: May 31 – June 6
  • Week 3 (CPNM): June 8-12
  • Week 4 (CPNM): June 13-17
  • Week 5: June 21-27
  • Week 6: June 28 – July 4
  • Week 7: July 5 – 11
  • Week 8: July 12-18
  • Week 9 (YLVS): July 20-24
  • Week 10 (YLVS): July 26-30

To Register:

Adult guests are registered through local Young Life area offices. If you cannot locate your local Young Life area office please contact us.

PHysicians Program

Summer Camp Doctor​ — Each week over 400 high school kids load up and head out for the best week of their lives. To provide the best possible care, we need physicians to help us meet the medical needs of the campers and summer volunteers at camp. All camp doctors and their families stay at camp during the week of service at no cost.

School Season Opportunities— We are also in need of medical providers for camps during the school season months at Lake Champion. These camps are shorter (usually over a weekend), quieter and more relaxing than summer camping. Contact us​ if you are interested in this opportunity.

  • Week 1: May 24-30
  • Week 2: May 31 – June 6
  • Week 3 (CPNM): June 8-12
  • Week 4 (CPNM): June 13-17
  • Week 5: June 21-27
  • Week 6: June 28 – July 4
  • Week 7: July 5 – 11
  • Week 8: July 12-18
  • Week 9 (YLVS): July 20-24
  • Week 10 (YLVS): July 26-30

The week will be more like a mission trip than a vacation. The camp physician’s primary role is to provide timely triage assessment of guests who require medical care for an injury or an illness during their week at camp. They direct the course of action in the event of an emergency and decide which patients need to be transferred to the local clinic or hospital. Lake Champion has an EMT serving each week as well. Along with the doctor, the EMT staffs the camp infirmary for one half hour after each meal to care for minor injuries, colds, sore throats, etc. The physician is on call 24/7 for any emergencies. The physician must also adequately document the medical record to reflect the care that has been given. At no time should any physician practice medicine that falls outside of their medical license and level of experience and training.

Your spouse and children, ages 17 and younger, are invited to share the week with you. Whether it’s enjoying meals together, swimming in the pool, or watching Young Life summer camp in action — you are sure to have a great time. Time and space permitting, your family will have an opportunity to experience the many activities around camp. 

YoungLives

YoungLivesChildcare — a mission trip like none other

Every summer hundreds of teen moms head to Young Life camp to hear the gospel in a relatable and impactful way. To make it all possible, individuals and groups from around the country spend a week caring for the children of the teen moms. Opportunities, dates and information are available at goyounglives.younglife.org. For questions or more information regarding volunteering at YoungLives​ camp, contact the YoungLives Childcare Administration Team at younglivescamping@gmail.com.

Work Week

Work Week 2021 is by invitation only due to COVID-19 restrictions.

 

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