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.
All positions are available as full or half summer options.
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.
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 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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
Someone needs to help keep the kids safe! The Medical 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.
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.
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.
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!
This position can also be a split Gilligan/Counselor role.
Ropes Tech is a great opportunity to help campers conquer their fears through an activity designed to help them learn to trust the equipment and ropes techs just like we trust God through trials in our daily lives. This position requires an attention to detail and a safety mindset as a ropes tech works with equipment that needs to be safely operated. Other times will include helping with other activities around camp.
This position can also be a split Ropes/Counselor role.
Rec Techs are a jack of all trades. You spend a lot of time prepping and then running activities to ensure the fun and safety of our campers. They are also called on to help out in other departments to help camp run smoothly. All of this while ministering to campers and helping them grow in their faith through the activities around camp. If it’s fun and needs equipment, the Rec Tech has it covered!
Activity Team Leader
The ATL spends the summer building relationships with the activity team and making sure all activities are running smoothly for the campers each day. They help the Activity coordinator in creating the weekly activity schedules and facilitation of activity rotations throughout the summer. This position is trained in all activities so they can step in when/wherever needed. An up-to-date certification in lifeguarding is required.
Camp can’t run effectively without support from our wonderful office staff. Work behind the scenes with a team of others using systems like Quickbooks, process payables and receivables, build and distribute monthly financial statements, and learn about specific non-profit accounting principles.