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.

To Apply:

Please first look at our summer calendar here. Make sure that you know your local Young Life mission unit as well as the name and email of a young life staff/volunteer who can serve as your recommender. Then apply online. ​ Please connect with Annie Bultman​ if you have any questions!

Applications will open November 1st, 2022.

Applications will be reviewed starting​ December 1st, 2022.

Jobs:

Baker, Bikes, Cook, Craft Cart, Horse Wrangler, Landscape, Maintenance, Office, Ridge Runners, Ropes, Snack Bar, Sound Tech, Town Runner, and Waterfront (Lifeguard)

WEEKEND WRANGLERS

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.

To Apply:

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

Recommendations will be open starting November 1st, 2022. Please connect with your local Young Life area in order to apply.

Camp will receive these applications from local young life areas and begin placements on March 16th, 2023.

Jobs:

Housekeeping, Laundry, Server, Pits (dishwashing), and Outdoor Crew (Landscape)

Adult Guests

Adults can have the time of their lives at Crooked Creek, too! During each week of summer camp up to 14 adults may participate in our Young Life Adult Guest program. Adult guests stay in the beautiful Elk Lodge, eat meals with campers, go to Young Life club and soak in the entire camp experience.

 

Week 1:   May 31 - June 6
Week 2:   June 7 - 13
Week 3:   June 14 - 20
Week 4:   June 21 - 27
Week 5:   June 28 - July 4

Week 6:   July 5 - July 11
Week 7:   July 12 - 18
Week 8:   July 19 - 25 
Week 9:   July 26 - August 1
Week 10:  August 2 - 6 Multiethnic

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.

APPLICATIONS FOR ADULT GUEST HOSTS AND ADULT GUESTS ARE OPEN. Please fill out the adult guest host application​ if you're interested in serving. Please register adults in your area by completing the adult guest application​ on their behalf. You can look at our summer calendar here. If you have any questions, please email Annie Bultman.

The placement process will begin on November 1st, 2022.

Volunteer Practitioner Program

Summer Camp Doctor & Nurse— 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 and nurses to help us meet the medical needs of the campers and summer volunteers at camp. All camp doctors/nurses and their families stay at camp during the week of service at no cost. You can look out our summer schedule​ here.

School Season Opportunities​ — We are also in need of medical providers for camps during the school season months at Crooked Creek. These camps are shorter (usually over a weekend), quieter and more relaxing than summer camping. Email Annie Bultman​ if you're interested in this opportunity.

To Apply:

APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER CAMP MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ARE OPEN. Please fill out a Camp Medical Professional Application​ and contact Annie Bultman​ if any questions pop up! You can look at our summer camp calendar here. You can also look at Medical Volunteer FAQ's here.

The application is also live year round for volunteers who are interested in serving for school dates as well!

 

Week 1:   May 31 - June 6
Week 2:   June 7 - 13
Week 3:   June 14 - 20
Week 4:   June 21 - 27
Week 5:   June 28 - July 4

Week 6:   July 5 - July 11
Week 7:   July 12 - 18
Week 8:   July 19 - 25 
Week 9:   July 26 - August 1
Week 10:  August 2 - 6 Multiethnic

The week will be more like a mission trip than a vacation. The camp physician's and nurse'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. Crooked Creek has two medical interns (certified nurse and EMT) serving throughout the summer as well. The physician and nurse will take turns administering medication before and after meals as well as responding to emergencies around camp. The physician and nurse are on call 24/7 for any emergencies. The physician and nurse 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

 

Each spring, more than 300 college and career-aged people come to Crooked Creek for our annual Work Week. Help get camp ready for thousands of high school students to have the best week of their lives! Jobs range from painting, raking, construction, sewing and everything in between! If you don't already have the needed skills, we have adults who will teach them to you!

We'll have nightly Young Life club including program, special music and a speaker. There is no fee for the week and lodging and food are provided.

Sign Up

For more information regarding Work Week please email Anna Hallman - ahallman@ccr.younglife.org. Spots are limited.

What to Bring

  • Hat ​
  • Work gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm layers (fleece or sweatshirt)
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Willing attitude

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