It's not often in life that we get to evaluate our purpose, map out our future and reflect on our past. As a volunteer on work crew at a Young Life camp, you'll have the chance to grow personally and spiritually — you'll be surrounded by other people from all over the world who, like yourself, really want their life to count for something.
You'll have a chance to try new things and to spend a month at one of the most beautiful places on God's earth. You'll also be challenged to take your faith to a new level and learn how to serve like Jesus did thousands of years ago.
You'll also find yourself refreshed by hundreds of kids you've impacted during the summer — kids you've helped have the best week of their lives at a Young Life camp.
Yes, it will be hard work, but there's a big payoff — changed lives — yours and the kids you influence.
Work crew is the volunteer experience 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. The work crew serve the campers in a variety of ways like dining hall servers, grounds crew and housekeepers.
Requirements for Work Crew:
1. Completed 2 full years of high school. Strong preference is given to graduating seniors and juniors.
2. Eager to serve Christ and Young Life campers in this tangible manner
3. Respectful of authority
4. Willing to learn about Christian community
5. Involved with Young Life locally AND have already been to a week of Young Life camp
6. Prepared through an area Work Crew Training course
7. Desiring to experience growth in Christ as a result of this experience
8. Willing to work hard and for long hours while on work crew
9.  Students who want to follow Jesus and serve in His kingdom


1) Fill out this form, and tell Sarah or Heather after you've completed it. This form is due by January 5th.

2) Your YL leader will fill out a recommendation form for you.

3) Young Life will EMAIL YOU an application to be completed. This application is due February 15th.

4) Work Crew placements will be determined based on available dates (the more flexibility in your schedule, the more likely we are to have a spot for you!) and seniority. Priority will be given to graduating seniors.

5) Students accepted into Work Crew positions will know their placement by March 15th at the latest. Some students may be placed on Wait Lists and may receive a placement later in the Spring as positions open up.

6) ALL students that are accepted into Work Crew positions will need to complete our area's Work Crew Training. Dates and times will be determined based on student schedules. 


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