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 29 - June 21

Lifeguards requiring certification arrive May 28. Horse / Ropes arrive May 29.

Session 2:​ June 21 - July 11

Lifeguards requiring certification arrive June 19. Horse / Ropes arrive June 20.

Session 3:​ July 11 - August 1

Lifeguards requiring certification arrive July 9. Ropes arrive July 10.

Session 1:​ May 22 - June 18

Session 2: June 19 - July 12

Session 3: July 11 - July 31

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:

Baker, cook, bike wrangler, bead shop staff, laundry staff, horse wrangler, landscape, lifeguard, office assistant, program / sound tech, snack bar staff, town runner, ropes wrangler, store staff, barista

Rides wrangler will replace horse wrangler for Session 3 only.

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 29 - June 21

Session 2: June 21 - July 11

Session 3:​ July 11 - August 1

Session 1: May 22 - June 18

Session 2: June 19 - July 12

Session 3:​ July 11 - July 31

Jobs:

Housekeeper, laundry worker, outdoor crew, dishwashing crew, wait staff

To Apply:

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

Adult Guests

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

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.

 
  • Week 1: May 31 - June 6
  • Week 2: June 7 - 13
  • Week 3: June 14 - 20
  • Week 4: June 22 - 28
  • Week 5: June 29 - July 5
  • Week 6: July 6 – 10 (YoungLives)
  • Week 7: July 12 – 16 (WyldLife)
  • Week 8: July 17 - 21 (WyldLife)
  • Week 9: July 22 - 26 (WyldLife)
  • Week 10: July 27 - 31 (Capernaum)

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 Lost Canyon. These camps are shorter (usually over a weekend), quieter and more relaxing than summer camping. Contact us​ if you are interested in this opportunity.

To Apply:

First, check availability. Then complete a Camp Medical Professionals Application.

  • Week 1: May 31 - June 6
  • Week 2: June 7 - 13
  • Week 3: June 14 - 20
  • Week 4: June 22 - 28
  • Week 5: June 29 - July 5
  • Week 6: July 6 – 10 (YoungLives)
  • Week 7: July 12 – 16 (WyldLife)
  • Week 8: July 17 - 21 (WyldLife)
  • Week 9: July 22 - 26 (WyldLife)
  • Week 10: July 27 - 31 (Capernaum)

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. Lost Canyon has an EMT or Paramedic serving each week as well. Along with the doctor, the EMT/Paramedic 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

Check back for our Spring 2021 dates!

We need your help. Every summer more than 3,000 high school students come to Lost Canyon to have the best week of their life. Work Week gives us a chance to get camp ready for them. You'll also have the opportunity to get together with your friends, enjoy club, great food and time to play. ​

Work Week is open to anyone college age and above. If you can paint, clean, garden, clear brush or build bunk beds, we need you. Let us know if you have special skills and we’ll do our best to use them. You'll stay at Lost Canyon and receive all meals for free! You are only responsible for your transportation to and from camp.

What do I bring?

Work clothes, old tennis shoes and/or work boots, hat, work gloves, sunscreen, fleece or sweatshirt, notebook, Bible and a willing attitude. ​

Please complete an online health form​ before registering.

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