Woodleaf will be offline for the summer. We are not accepting volunteer applications at this time.

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: June 5 - 27

Session 2: June 28 - July 17

Session 3: July 18 - August 9

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.

Jobs:

Baker, bike wrangler, cook, crafts, coffee shop, groundskeeper, harbor master, laundry, lifeguard, maintenance, mayor’s office, program tech, ridge runners, ropes/tower, store, snack bar ​

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: June 5 - 27

Session 2: June 28 - July 17

Session 3: July 18 - August 9

To Apply:

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

Jobs:

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

Adult Guests

Adults can have the time of their lives at Woodleaf, too! During each week of summer camp up to twelve adults may participate in our Young Life Adult Guest program. Adult guests stay in the beautiful Wagon Train 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: June 6 - 12
  • Week 2: June 13 - 19
  • Week 3: June 20 - 26
  • Week 4: June 29 - July 3 (WyldLife)
  • Week 5: July 5 - 9 (WyldLife)
  • Week 6: July 10 - 16
  • Week 7: July 19 - 25
  • Week 8: July 26 - August 1
  • Week 9: August 2 - 8

Medical Team

Summer Camp Doctor​ — Each week hundreds of 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 Woodleaf. 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: June 6 - 12
  • Week 2: June 13 - 19
  • Week 3: June 20 - 26
  • Week 4: June 29 - July 3 (WyldLife)
  • Week 5: July 5 - 9 (WyldLife)
  • Week 6: July 10 - 16
  • Week 7: July 19 - 25
  • Week 8: July 26 - August 1
  • Week 9: August 2 - 8

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. Woodleaf 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. 

School-Season Weekend Wrangler

As a wrangler, you will be asked to join our camp staff in serving to “provide environments for our guest to experience Jesus Christ”.

You will assist the mission of Woodleaf in one or more of the following roles: kitchen, lifeguard, housekeeping, laundry, ropes, store, snack bar, outdoor crew.

Questions?​ Call the camp office 530-675-2252 or email rgreen@woodleaf.younglife.org.

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