Intern Program

Summer Internship Requirements

  • Currently active as a ministry leader in Young Life or other Christian ministry
  • Past experience on Summer Staff or Work Crew at a Young Life property, or some other camping ministry 
  • Completed at least 2 years of college or are at least 20 years of age



Positions for Summer Interns are potentially available in the following departments (openings will vary due to Year-Long Intern Placement):

  • Food Service
  • Landscape
  • Lifeguard
  • Sports Center/Activity Center
  • Zip/Swing
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Canyon Cars
  • Medical
  • Store/Snack bar
  • Ropes Course
  • Maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Guest Services
  • Sound/Video Tech
  • Administrative

Summer Internship


Summer Interns at Washington Family Ranch play a vital role in our summer camping ministry.  Our interns are committed to Christ first and foremost.  They also have the ability to lead others, serve with excellence, and a desire to be challenged and grow in their relationship with Christ.

Summer Interns will join the team of year-long interns, and together strive to serve Christ, kids, and each other.  They will also have the opportunity to grow as leaders in ministry, develop Christ-like relationships, and enjoy the fun and beauty of Washington Family Ranch.
For more information, download the Program Description.

How to Apply For Summer Internship

  • Complete an online Summer Intern application.  To complete the application, you will need the email address of a Young Life staff member who is willing to write a recommendation on your behalf.  Please note you will have the opportunity to indicate Canyon and/or Creekside on the application.  
  • Applications are processed beginning November 1st and hiring is completed by February 1st. Please turn in applications and recommendations by January 15th.
  • Early applications are recommended for best consideration. Late applications are accepted, but most positions may be filled by this time.




  • Currently active as a ministry leader in Young Life or other Christian ministry
  • Completed at least 2 years of college or are at least 20 years of age
  • Willingness to fundraise a portion of your salary
  • Willingness to work hard

   Year-long Internships

18/19 Internship application are closed at this time. Thank you!

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Washington Family Ranch's Internship is a challenging and rewarding year. The program is a life-changing experience that is designed for those who are deeply committed to Christ and have a desire to join our camp staff in providing an environment where volunteers and kids can experience Christ. 
Our goal for the year is for people to grow in an intimate, abiding relationship with Jesus Christ, work hard to support the ministry at Washington Family Ranch, and gain a solid understanding of Young Life camp staff.
As an employee of Young Life you will be provided with medical, dental and vision benefits. You will also be accountable to raise a portion of your salary.  Individuals are encouraged to apply.
Applications are currently being accepted for year-long internships.

Year-long Intern Application Process

Barry Tolton is in charge of WFR's Intern Program.
He can be contacted at; please forward all application materials to him as well.

Applications for the 17/18 & 18/19 seasons are closed! 

Quotes from Past Interns....

"From the second we got here we've been included in whatever is going on around camp.  The full-time staff has been great at making us feel at home.  The experience has given me a great look at how a property is run.  Each department has its own job and for the camp to work right, everyone has to do his or her part.  There is no room for selfishness.  If I'm thinking only about myself, then I can't get my job done because it involves so many other people.  I have spent a good amount of time with full-time staff just enjoying their wisdom in different areas.  Each person brings something different to the table and I'm hoping to dig into those things throughout the year.  Overall, my internship has been so much more than I expected.  I'm learning a ton about God's will in my life and how He calls us to abide in Him.  My role is not to 'do' things for God, but to present to him the things that are already in my life.  I think I've spent most of my years as a believer trying to figure out what God's will for my life is and the whole time it has been the same...abide."
"Looking back on my internship experience I realize that it has molded me into who I am now, because I allowed the Lord to break me."
"I learned to choose joy daily, this being one of the biggest things that I learned.  You are in a place where some of the jobs you will be doing are not always glamorous and it is easy to let Satan get his foothold in that.  But being able to wake up and choose Christ and joy daily is a blessing beyond belief."
"The Lord has used the year-long discipleship program at Frontier to totally transform my life and my understanding of true servant-heartedness.  Over the course of the past 12 months, the combined work element with the discipleship element of the program, have led me to a more ultimate understanding of the grace, mercy, and unconditional love our heavenly father has for us.  There's no doubt, that if you choose to present your whole self, with an open and willing heart and a servant attitude, the Lord will bless you abundantly, and be glorified through your time here."
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Washington Family Ranch
1 Muddy Rd
Antelope, OR, 97001

CALL US: (541) 489-3100
FAX: (541) 306-6639

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