• How much does it cost?

    $80 per week. This helps Frontier Ranch cover basic room and board costs for your stay at camp.

  • What is the time commitment?

    We ask you to consider serving 3-6 weeks. If you are unsure of your summer schedule you can add more weeks later. There is an additional week of training that happens at the beginning of the summer.

  • Where do I sleep?

    In a cabin with the campers and a summer staff counselor.

  • What types of things will I be doing?

    The program is set up to give you a picture of the many different roles that summer staff have. Some examples are:

    • Washing dishes
    • Prepping meals
    • Helping to harness campers for adventure elements
    • Catching campers on the zip-line
    • Assisting the rancher in the barn
    • Helping campers with safety gear at mini-bikes
    • Participating in team competitions
    • Helping out in Frontier Bob’s
    • Talking with the campers about their understanding of faith and who Jesus is
    • Attending morning staff devotions
    • And much more
  • Do I need references?

    Yes, we ask for three references. One should be a Christian worker reference from someone who can speak to or have an understanding of your faith, like a pastor, small group leader, or mentor. One should be from a teacher or employer. The third should be from a family member. A link to these reference application forms will be sent after you finish your application.

  • Will I need to do an interview?

    Yes, once you have finished your application, a director will be in contact to schedule a 15-minute phone interview.

  • If I am accepted to the program, what happens next?

    Once your application and interview are completed, your references are turned in you will receive an email with further details. You will be asked to register for the weeks of camp that you committed to volunteer You will need to complete or provide proof of completion of two certification courses before coming to camp: ServSafe and Ministry Safe. Instructions will be included during registration. You will also be sent a packing list and an email explaining when training week starts.

  • How can my parents communicate with me when I am at camp?

    You will be able to have your cell phone with you for communication. Any time you leave camp, we ask you to communicate with the LIT coordinators.

  • What do weekends look like?

    You can head home on the weekends if you prefer, but you have a place to stay at camp on Saturday between camp sessions. LIT coordinators have contact numbers for all LITs and have a morning meeting on Saturday to go over weekend plans. Talk with your parents/guardians about a check-in system that works for all of you. They fill out a transportation agreement during your LIT registration. Honor that agreement. Any time you leave Scotts Valley, we ask you to communicate with your parents to let them know where you are headed.

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