Intern Program

Summer Internship Preferences

  • Currently active as a ministry leader in Young Life or other Christian ministry
  • Past experience on Summer Staff or Work Crew at a Young Life property, or some other camping ministry
  • Completed at least 2 years of college or are at least 20 years of age


Positions for Summer Interns are potentially available in the following departments:

  • EMT 
  • Kitchen
  • Baker
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Retail
  • Ridgerunner
  • Ropes (Tower, Ropes, & Swing)
  • Sound Tech
  • Video Tech
  • Waterfront Lifeguard
  • Office
  • Maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Guest Services




Woodleaf is designed to function as a platform through which the Gospel can be presented and experienced powerfully. It is our goal that guests and staff who come to this camp would realize a significant, life-changing experience through adventure, excellence in service, quiet time, challenges, good friendships and the dynamic presentation of the Gospel in the spectacular setting of God’s awesome creation!


In accordance with these goals and purposes, the Camp Staff Summer Interns at Young Life’s Woodleaf are committed to the following:

  • Pursue personal spiritual growth – increase and deepen our knowledge, joy, faithfulness, wisdom, discipline, assurance.
  • Perform vital tasks of a wide variety in a powerful ministry.
  • Provide critical leadership in important areas of camp functions. Work with vision and a mindset of ownership and constant improvement.
  • Portray an example of love, faithfulness, maturity and hard work to work crew, summer staff, assigned field staff, and guests.
  • Participate actively in fellowship and discipleship with summer staff and camp staff.
  • Help kids to hear, see and feel the love of God as they consider making a decision to follow Christ.

The Summer Intern Program is vital to the success of Young Life summer camping at Woodleaf.


The 2019 summer intern session begins on May 20 and ends on August 18. Travel plans should be such that you arrive at Woodleaf May 17-19 and depart on August 18.


The intern selection process will begin on November 1. Although applications can be submitted at any time, all camps will not begin processing applications until November 1st. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The selection process is scheduled to be completed by the end of December. Although the process begins in November, applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. Applications should be submitted online and are available through the individual link in the 'How to Apply' section above.


Quotes from Past Interns....

I learned what it means to give grace to myself. 

I discovered how to love in different ways, how to be loved in different ways, and how to accept love. 
I learned what trust looks like and not to try to be in control all the time, but to rely on God. 
I had my leadership style shaped. 
The Lord broke down my walls. I learned to be honest with others and let them in to share my pain and hurt. 
I led from my messiness rather than confidence, and it felt more effective. 
I learned to sit in peace even when there is no answer from God for my questions. 
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