July 2nd Covid-19 Update Regarding Summer Camp

July 2nd Covid-19 Update Regarding Summer Camp

2020 Sessions

Soma Applications are Currently Closed for 2020. Check back for 2021 Sessions.

Soma registration looks a bit different than your previous Leadership registrations. There is just one Soma option to choose from during registration because we will be assigning your session to you based on two things: your preference and the needs of camp. We’ll ask for your first and second choice later, but for now just go ahead and get registered!

Session 1

June 6 - June 27

COST

$235 per week ($705)

AVAILABILITY

Closed

Session 2

June 27 - July 18

COST

$235 per week ($705)

AVAILABILITY

Closed

Program Elements

Your Unique Calling

Students who apply, interview, and are accepted will be assigned an area of specialization for training and service, where they will work alongside the NLR summer staff. 

Ropes Tech

RIT’s will serve alongside our summer ropes team. They are supported by the lead techs and our challenge course manager. Responsibilities include helping run the ropes activity classes, facilitating team building for Nehi, day camp climbing wall and screamer, and other nighttime responsibilities as assigned (canteen, etc). RIT’s continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. After training in this role, Somas can expect to walk away with competence and confidence in basic ropes course procedures, facilitating team building, and running activity classes. RIT’s must turn 18 by the time their assigned session starts. All RIT’s and ropes staff must attend summer ropes training (dates TBD).

Counselor

While a CIT does not bear quite the full weight of the responsibility of a counselor, CITs are fully involved in the cabin and are the co-pilot for the lead counselor. Each CIT will be paired with an experienced summer staffer who will help guide them in their role. CITs are supported by their co-counselor and SALs. Responsibilities include cabin group leadership, counseling opportunities, and developmentally appropriate spiritual leadership. CITs continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, relational ministry training, and counselor training. Applicants should note that availability of the CIT position is more limited than the other areas.

A/V Tech

AVITs will serve alongside our worship leaders and audio/visual team. Soundcheck, stage preparation, slide presentation, MCP, Flock Fiesta, chapel, and leadership chapel are the avenues in which AVITs serve the campers and staff. It is through managing the media needs of chapel, amping up the party in MCP Live, and creating an environment conducive to worship for campers and staff that AVITs contribute to the Body. AVITs continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. AVITs should have a basic understanding of analog sound boards, stage set up, and presentation software (e.g. MediaShout or ProPresenter).

Community Ministries

CMITs serve as counselors in the Colcord Summer Enrichment program. Responsibilities include connecting with kids from the community, supervising field trips, engaging in small group discussion, planning and preparing lunches, and applying one’s unique gifts in ministry. CMITs will work alongside the Community Ministries Summer Staff team and the full-time NLR Community Ministries staff. CMITs generally walk away from their experience with a greater understanding of low-income communities, leading small groups, asking good questions, and sharing the Gospel with a “childlike faith.” CMITs continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. Preferred applicants are highly flexible, patient disciplinarians, and full of compassion.

Lifeguard

LITs will serve primarily as a lifeguard at both the waterfront and pool. LITs have the privilege of interacting with almost all facets of New Life Ranch whether it is summer camp, staff, day camp, or leadership development. They are fully incorporated into the group of summer lifeguards and will be supervised by the summer Head Lifeguard. Responsibilities include teaching during activity class times, general pool and creek maintenance, lifeguarding when swimming areas are open and other nighttime duties as assigned. LITs will walk away from this experience with a greater understanding of risk management, basic life support, and working in a team setting. LITs continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. LITs will need to be lifeguard certified through the American Red Cross.

Worship Leader

WLIT’s will serve alongside our summer worship team. They can expect to practice with the worship team, provide vocal/instrumental support to MCP, Flock Fiesta, chapel, and leadership chapel, lead worship when comfortable, and take on other nighttime responsibilities as assigned (canteen, etc). WLIT’s can expect to come away from this role with greater confidence in leading worship and a stronger theology of worship. WLIT’s continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. Candidates should possess some vocal/instrumental aptitude with the desire to grow and develop their theology of worship. Applicants should send in a video playing and/or singing 3 songs (a verse and a chorus for each).

Canteen Retail

CRITs serve alongside and are supervised by the summer canteen managers. Responsibilities include helping fulfill care package orders, running the mobile day camp canteen, restocking food, drinks, and apparel, general canteen maintenance, and serving guests and taking orders while the canteen is open. By the end of the session, CRITs will have gained a basic understanding of retail operations, good customer service practices, and the operation of the Square point-of-sale system. CRITs continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training and relational ministry training. Preferred CRITs will understand and enjoy organization and customer service.

Wrangler

While WITs do not bear the full weight of responsibility of a wrangler, they are fully involved in activities surrounding the barn. WITs are supported by the summer wranglers and our horsemanship coordinator. Responsibilities include teaching during activity class times, day camp pony rides, assisting with trail rides, general care of the horses, and help around the barn. Ideally, WITs would observe and assist the first week, co-teach the second week, and lead an activity class the third week. WITs continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. Prior experience with horses is recommended but not required.

Photographer

PITs are supported by New Life Ranch’s media team and supervised by our media communications coordinator. PITs can expect to spend their days taking photos of activity classes, MCP, free time, cabin challenge, theme days, and leadership development. Quality photos will be posted on New Life Ranch’s website. PITs can expect to develop their photography skills in a professional setting and add to their portfolio. PITs continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. Preferred candidates will have a basic understanding of digital SLR photography. PITs must provide their own camera and submit a photography portfolio to shark@newliferanch.com.

Maintenance

MIT’s will serve alongside our summer and full-time facilities teams. They are fully incorporated in meetings and morning devotionals. Responsibilities may include general camp maintenance, grounds keeping, barn maintenance, etc., as well as other nighttime responsibilities as assigned (canteen, etc). MITs also have the opportunity to help facilitate Nehi work crews. MIT’s continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. Prior experience is a plus but by no means a requirement. Applicants should have a desire and willingness to work within a team structure.

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The application deadline for Soma is December 31st.

Soma applicants can apply through our on-line registration system. We also require completion of Timothy Team, three references, completion of essay questions, and an interview before acceptance into this program.

Direct your references to complete the reference forms on your behalf to complete your application. The essay questions will be completed during registration.

 

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