Do you desire a deeper understanding of full-time Christian ministry? Are you interested in learning more about year-round camping ministry? Do you want to grow in your leadership abilities and gain professional experiences? If so, the Internship at Twin Rocks Friends Camp may be just right for you!
The Internship Program at Twin Rocks Friends Camp is designed to equip young adults with a deeper understanding of Christ-centered leadership through the development of professional skills and ministry preparedness, and through relevant, formational curriculum within a Christian camp environment. This occurs through behind-the-scenes work, up-front leadership opportunities, interactions with campers and guests, mentoring relationships, and working alongside an intentional community of Twin Rocks staff with a shared purpose and vision.
The Internship Experience
Twin Rocks offers a year-long Internship program that provides a flexible experience blending your interests and needs with those of Twin Rocks Friends Camp. The Internship is structured in such a way that recent college graduates spend twelve months (September – September) learning about full-time Christian ministry by working and serving in a Christian camp setting. Interns spend approximately 20 hours a week serving behind-the-scenes in camp operations (housekeeping, kitchen, etc…) and about 25-30 hours per week working alongside key full-time staff in the areas of programming, guest services, and executive leadership.
Internship Core Experiences
Core Experiences are designed to challenge you spiritually, vocationally, and personally while gaining practical work and ministry experience. Core Experiences are for every Intern regardless of their area of interest, and include:
- Weekly Intern Meetings
- Mentoring Opportunities
- Book Studies
- Camp Tours
- Attendance at CCCA and ACA events
- Staff Retreats
- Other leadership development and spiritual formation components as assigned
In addition to the Core Experiences, Interns will serve alongside year-around staff in the planning, budgeting, staffing, management, and guest service aspects of their areas of interest. These may include planning and facilitating an after-school program for local children, leadership training for high school youth, and coordination of various summer programs. Interns gain hands-on-training and experience while actively involved in the ministries of Twin Rocks Friends Camp.
Financial and Lodging Arrangements
Interns at Twin Rocks receive a $1,100 per month stipend plus housing and utilities (power, water, garbage, internet) in apartment-style lodging. Food service is provided whenever guests are being served.
Application Process for 2020
It is expected that those interested in the Internship at Twin Rocks will have prior experience serving at Twin Rocks Friends Camp.
To begin the application process, prospective Interns with no prior Twin Rocks experience are asked to fill out a Summer Staff Application.
Summer Staff Application Deadline – February 29th, 2020.
If you do have prior Twin Rocks experience, please contact Program Directors Mark and Lauralea for more information.
Summer Staff – May 28 to August 15th, 2020
Internship Begins – September, 2020
Internship Ends – September, 2021
For more information about the Internship Program, contact:
Mark & Lauralea Franklin