Intern Program

Summer Internship Requirements

  • 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


Summer Internship
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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 2018 summer intern session begins on May 21 and ends on August 19. Travel plans should be such that you arrive at Woodleaf May 18 and departe on August 19.


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 available through the individual link in the 'How to Apply' section.


Quotes from Past Interns....

From the second we got here we've been included in whatever is going on around camp. The full-time staff has been great at making us feel at home. The experience has given me a great look at how a property is run. Each department has its own job and for the camp to work right, everyone has to do his or her part. There is no room for selfishness. If I'm thinking only about myself, then I can't get my job done because it involves so many other people. I have spent a good amount of time with full-time staff just enjoying their wisdom in different areas. Each person brings something different to the table and I'm hoping to dig into those things throughout the year. Overall, my internship has been so much more than I expected. I'm learning a ton about God's will in my life and how He calls us to abide in Him. My role is not to 'do' things for God, but to present to him the things that are already in my life. I think I've spent most of my years as a believer trying to figure out what God's will for my life is and the whole time it has been the same...abide.
Looking back on my internship experience I realize that it has molded me into who I am now, because I allowed the Lord to break me.
I learned to choose joy daily, this being one of the biggest things that I learned. You are in a place where some of the jobs you will be doing are not always glamorous and it is easy to let Satan get his foothold in that. But being able to wake up and choose Christ and joy daily is a blessing beyond belief.
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