Make your summer count!

New Life Ranch is not only a place where you will impact hundreds of kids lives with the Gospel each week, it is also a place where you will be a vital part of our authentic Biblical community.

You’ll serve God by pouring your life into kids, make lifelong friends and great memories, and find a place you will call home for the rest of your life.

**Applicants for Summer Staff need to have completed one year of college by summer 2019 (or equivalent experience) or have completed the NLR Leadership Development program.

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Use your gifts to serve

STAFF POSITIONS

New Life Ranch is comprised of 2 sites: Frontier Cove for juniors (2nd-6th grade), and Flint Valley for seniors (7th-12th grade). We determine where you will serve and the area you will work in based on your gifts, strengths and interests. As Christian leaders, we are called to be servants, therefore you may be asked to help in a wide range of areas throughout the summer. Your willingness to joyfully serve wherever needed will be expected. We are also a physically active camp so it is important that you be prepared for the physical strains that accompany working at a summer camp. To apply for staff, you must have completed at least one year of college or the NLR Leadership Development Program.

Video Producer

Each week we develop a first class video that our campers can show their family and friends. This job requires creativity, some experience, and a desire to make it a ministry. You are in charge of capturing, editing, and producing content that best demonstrates a week of camp. Equipment is provided.

Counselor

You will spend your day with campers laughing, singing, sharing the word, and having fun with them as they learn about Jesus. You’ll also teach an activity class, Word times, keep up with 12 campers, and get to know each one of them on a personal level, ultimately to share Jesus Christ with them.

Lifeguard/Counselor

Lifeguard/Counselor serve in a dual role. Approximately 4 weeks will be spent in counselor role, the other 4 in a lifeguard role. Lifeguards aim to keep our campers safe in all swimming areas. An up-to-date certification in lifeguarding is required.

Production Assistant

This position will be a vital part of our Worship Team, and will assist the team on all things production. You are responsible for running our soundboard and slideshows for Morning Camp Party (and Flock Fiesta at Flint Valley), and chapel services (Summer Camp and Leadership Development). You assist on events such as Unplugged, Ranchademy Awards, Outdoor Chapel, Theme Party, and more. You must have some experience in running soundboards & slideshow software, but more importantly must have a desire to learn how to run ours. Musical experience is not required but there are opportunities to contribute musically if skilled..

Canteen Manager

This position is responsible for the overall operation of the Camp Store. This responsibility includes inventory management, supervision of counter staff, daily and weekly camper account management, and weekend sales activities. Other responsibilities include camper mail and administrative tasks.

 

Colcord Launch Center Counselor

Colcord Launch Center (CLC) counselors serve alongside our CLC staff in Colcord. During the summer they are responsible for leading educational enrichment programs for the students in our neighboring community of Colcord.

Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer reports to the Communications Coordinator and serves alongside the Media Team. The Graphic Designer will work with videographers to create brand-consistent graphics for videos, the worship team for chapel graphics, and the Summer Activity Leaders for various graphic needs throughout the summer.

Grounds Crew

Members of the Grounds Crew will be responsible for maintaining the overall appearance of the grounds at NLR. You will also have the opportunity to facilitate Nehi Project Work Crews on occasion (sometimes weekly to multiple times a week). This job requires a willingness to work hard, a desire to pour into young people and to be part of a team. You will report directly to the Grounds Coordinator in the Facilities Department.

 

Kitchen Leader

The mission of NLR food service is to abundantly feed every guest so that hearts are open for the gospel and prepared for ministry. Kitchen leaders are servant-hearted people dedicated to fulfilling that mission. They help lead other summer staffers, campers, and volunteers in order to change lives and serve excellent food. All kitchen positions work in shifts and get to participate in other areas of summer camp each day when not in the kitchen. So you receive a variety of experience and camper interaction in this position!

Lead Ropes Facilitator

The Lead Ropes Facilitator reports to the Challenge Course Manager and serves the ropes needs of Summer Camp, Day camp, and Leadership development on Patmos Island. This means leading a team of ropes techs in the management of ropes classes for Summer Camp and Day Camp, and facilitating team building experiences for Leadership Development which culminates in an overnight climbing trip at Horseshoe Canyon.

Nehemiah Team Leader

Nehemiah leaders facilitate 2 weeks of learning experiences for Leadership Development participants going into their sophomore year of high school. These experiences include serving around camp and the surrounding communities, studying the book of Nehemiah, and engaging in group team building.

Nehemiah Team Crew Leader

The position of Nehi Crew Leader will work on an almost daily basis with the Nehi Project Work Crews (projects done at NLR) and/or the Nehi Community Work Crews (projects done in the community around NLR). You will be responsible for overseeing the projects and managing the Nehi campers as they perform their work. This job requires a willingness to work hard, a desire to pour into young people and to be part of a team. You will report directly to the Grounds Coordinator (Chris Ingram) in the Facilities Department. You can contact him at chris@newliferanch.com if you desire more details/specific information.

Nurse Aide

Someone needs to help keep the kids safe! The Nurse Aide works directly alongside our medical team (we bring in a doctor and nurse each week) in helping treat injuries and illnesses of our campers. Have an interest in being a health professional or need hours for your resume? This position is for you.

Office Assistant

Camp can’t run effectively without support from our wonderful office staff. Work behind the scenes with a team of others answering phones, delivering mail, helping register campers and allowing the campers and parents to enjoy camp the way it should be enjoyed.

Photographer

The primary responsibility of this position will be to support the summer photographic needs of camp. This includes taking and uploading pictures for the web site and other uses, and taking and preparing the all-camp picture. Equipment is provided.

Timothy Team Leader

The role of a Timothy leader is to equip Leadership Development participants going into their junior year of high school with practical leadership skills over a period of 3 weeks. This includes a week-long backpack trip, a week of training and discipleship, and a week of running Day Camp.

Wilderness Trip Leader

The Trip Leader facilitates a week long wilderness experience including 3 days of team building as well as a 4 day hiking trip along the Buffalo River. Trip leaders train students in navigation, backpacking, fire building and Leave No Trace principles, and are responsible for the safety of campers during this trip.

Worship Leader

The worship leader position is for someone who is gifted in leading young people to the throne of God through music. This includes leading age appropriate worship for both Juniors (3rd– 6th graders), Seniors (7th –12th grade), and Leadership Development Campers (10th-12th grade), as well as leading our famous Flock Fiesta for Day Camp and Morning Camp Party for Summer Camp.

Wrangler

Wranglers work specifically with our horsemanship program. You must have knowledge of riding, tack, and routine care of horses. You would be required to teach up to 3 classes a day (from beginner to advanced riders), care for horses (grooming, feeding, etc.), and lead trail rides in the afternoon.

Gilligan (Boating Team)

Gilligans will spend the summer building relationships through boating activities on Hudson Lake. Most of the day will involve driving boats and personal watercraft for towed activities during activity time. Other times will include helping with misc. other activities around camp. Boating certification is not required but boating experience is a plus!

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