Year Long Internships - Various Camps


The mission focus is that Christ be proclaimed and glorified through our year-round partnership with guests by providing them with exceptional service and premier facilities within an exquisite setting. The purpose of the year-round intern program is to join with us in accomplishing this mission focus. We are seeking people who desire to:
  • ​​Grow in your personal relationship with Christ.
  • Gain a solid understanding of Young Life and Young Life property staff.
  • Experience real-life elements of work at a Young Life property.
  • Contribute to your surrounding community.
Program Focus
1 Corinthians 2:2, “For I am determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.”

John 12:26, “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.”

The most important aspect of your internship will be how your faith will be challenged, stretched and strengthened as you draw closer to Christ daily. It is recognized that every individual is at a different place in his or her journey and that cultivating a relationship with God rests largely with the individual, not with the program. This program will focus on providing interns with the tools for fostering this relationship with Christ primarily through learning to practice the disciplines that Jesus modeled. Interns will have regular commitments that include study, worship, prayer, fellowship and mentoring. Active engagement and participation will be necessary to make these times fruitful. There are also many opportunities to become involved in a local church, and we encourage you to do so.   

Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”

Among staff at Young Life camps, it is believed that one’s diligent labor is directly connected to the Gospel message that guests will hear. Our work is fundamental to achieving our mission focus of providing guests with exceptional service and premier facilities within an exquisite setting. On camp staff, we recognize our calling to be good stewards of all the Lord has given to enable the mission of Young Life camps. You will be asked to join in this stewardship. During your internship, you will be exposed to the practical sides of the various departments at Young Life camps. There will be many days and weeks where flexibility and adaptability are crucial as we prepare for our guests. This is more than a job; it is a commitment to a lifestyle of work, service and humility.  

Romans 15:5-6, “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Colossians 3:13-14, “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Interns will live in community on multiple levels. You will be housed with other interns of the same gender, and live in close quarters with all interns. This is truly a unique opportunity and season of life to spend significant time living, working, worshiping and playing together. The intern community is a vital part of the bigger camp community. Together we are continually learning how to serve Christ better and how to love our neighbor as ourselves. Much of your personal growth this year will be dependent on your participation in community growth. A community such as this comes with both immense blessings and also daily challenges. This will require keeping short accounts, speaking truth in love, and resolving conflict in a Godly manner.

Matthew 9:37-38, “Then he said to his disciples, 'the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.'"

The Lord is looking for people who will be lights in the world, both in ministry and secular positions. We will spend time with each intern looking at his or her specific gifts and talents and helping him or her to discover how and where he or she fits into the Great Commission. Help will also be available for interns in exploring possible careers within and outside of Young Life.


  • ​Willingness to work hard and with diligence.
  • Must be seeking spiritual maturity and growth.
  • Completed at least two years of college OR are at least 20 years of age.
  • Willingness to fundraise in order to make the program possible.
  • Ability to function well in close community.
  • Seeking career development.


Benefits vary depending on the camp at which you intern. Please be sure to verify these details with the camp you are applying to. Many camps offer:
  • ​​Medical, dental and vision coverage (at no cost to you).
  • Paid vacation and sick leave.
  • 401(k) matching plan (up to four percent).
  • Pension contributions.
  • Health club benefit.
  • And more!


Please note that each camp's program start and end at different dates throughout the year, and the duration of the internship varies from camp to camp.

How To Apply:

Please follow the link to each of the camp's websites for detailed program descriptions and to apply. There are currently openings at the following camps: 
Carolina Point
Clearwater Cove​
Washington Family Ranch​
Crooked Creek Ranch​
​Windy Gap​
SharpTop Cove
If you have any questions about the internships available, please contact the camp directly.​