Serving on summer staff was the most significant month of my life.

Summer Staff

​It's not often in life that we get to evaluate our purpose, map out our future and reflect on our past. As a month-long volunteer on summer staff 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 you, really want their lives to count for something and who desire to serve as Jesus did thousands of years ago.

Summer staff is the volunteer experience for those who have completed at least one year of college (or are of college or post-college age). The summer staff serve the campers at Young Life camps in roles that require considerable maturity and non-verbal witness. Some of these positions are staffing the ropes course, climbing wall, mountain bikes and waterfront.


​​How to Apply:

Young Life camps have openings for summer 2020! To apply: 
  • Check Availability of Openings to determine the camp(s) you would like to apply for. This chart will be updated for summer 2020 by October 15.
  • Apply Online:
    • You must enter availability dates for summer 2020, or your application may be removed from the database.
    • You must enter a Young Life Staff or Volunteer's email address as the recommender on page one. 
    • ​Upon completion an email will go the recommender listed. For a completed application to be considered it must include a Young Life recommendation.  
  • The camp will contact you once an application and recommendation are complete.
  • Applications will be reviewed for acceptance beginning January 20th.

Use the Locator to view a complete list of camps. Your application will be directly routed to your first-choice camp. 

Summer staff applications will be reviewed for acceptance beginning January 20. Qualified applicants will be accepted into positions based on the order applications are received.

*Note: Your first-choice camp will send application/recommendation information to second and third choices. Do not send multiple copies to different camps. This can cause confusion between camps and can result in an applicant not being placed anywhere.​
Please contact 719-381-1844 with questions.​