You are answering Christ’s call to build up His Kingdom on earth. Throughout the summer, you will lead middle school and/or high school teens closer to Christ through service, relationship, and prayer. You will build and develop practical, life-long ministry skills by gaining experience in project coordination, effective time management, and collaborative team building.
As a missionary, you are also responding to Christ’s invitation to deepen your personal relationship with Him. You will be part of a mission community that together lives a structured and sacramental prayer life, supports one another in common mission, and holds each other accountable. You will experience ongoing spiritual formation and form relationships that will last a lifetime.
A six-week mission serving camp primarily as a relational minister. Trained in the facilitation of small group discussions and team-building activities. Create and execute games, skits, and witness talks to communicate topics of faith. Responsibilities may also include liturgy planning and preparation, and coordination of outreach and service.
Serve camp primarily by capturing, editing, and compiling photos taken throughout each week. Responsibilities include: live event photo acquisition, photo editing, and DVD authoring and duplication.
Serve camp primarily by creating a weekly, quality video scrapbook. Responsibilities include: live event video acquisition, photography, video editing, and DVD authoring and duplication.
Serve camp primarily by working with Priests, hosts, musicians, and camp coordinator to aid in presentations for Mass, talks, and music. Responsibilities include: Lighting, sound, and Audio/visual. Will be using a Mac and Pro-Presenter.
Serve camp primarily by taking care of those who are ill or hurt. Will be caring for minor scrapes, cuts, sprains, or illness. Offer guidance on Doctor and ER visits.
Serve camp primarily as the backbone of hospitality; assist in preparation, serving, and cleaning duties for all meals. Set up and tear down various elements for camp activities. Responsibilities include: ropes course facilitation, minor facility maintenance, and intercession and prayer support.
Serve camp primarily by running and maintaining Outpost gift shop and Coffee Cart. Responsibilities also include: restocking merchandise, managing and tracking inventory, and maintaining cleanliness of Outpost facilities as well as possible ropes facilitation.
Serve camp primarily by running and maintaining the Art Barn as well as hospitality. Responsibilities include but not limited to: restocking merchandise, managing and tracking inventory, maintaining cleanliness of Barn facilities, and assisting teens with craft projects, possible ropes facilitation and Away Day coordination, as well as coordinating hospitality for priests, Hosts, and musicians.
Serve camp primarily by assisting the Director of Operations in maintaining camp facilities. Responsibilities may include: set up and tear down of various elements for camp activities, minor repairs, ropes facilitation, and trash removal.
A vital part of your mission this summer will be inviting people to join you as mission partners; they will support you spiritually and financially through prayers and donations. As a missionary, your first job will be to ask people to commit to praying for you; they can offer a daily Mass, rosary, chaplet, holy hour, or any other type of prayer. No mission is successful without prayer support; not only will camp be covered with intercession, but you will also be including individuals and families in the mission.
You will also need to gather financial support for this mission. Life Teen will help you by providing letter templates and donation cards as well as an online donation page that you can send to your extended family, friends, parishes, etc. in order to invite others to give a large or small donation. The majority of your mission partners should be outside of your immediate family — we want to include as many people as we can in this mission! Life Teen will match the amount you raise and you will receive a stipend at the end of your mission commitment, up to a total of $200 per week.
“I have never felt more united with a group of people than when I was on staff with my family. Yes, my family. That’s what we became. I have never loved or been loved so deeply. I had never experienced the love of Christ in a more real way. What we did on summer staff and how we were trained formed us as missionaries for the rest of our lives. Which is what we are called to be! So you ask me, was it worth it? I think the answer is quite clear. I would do it again in a heartbeat.”
“I didn’t really know anything about camp, yet I felt a push to ‘dive in’ to the ‘mystery’ and let Him guide me. It’s been one of the best decisions of my life. A desire to love and serve is important. I believe the most important thing to have would be a desire to grow closer to Christ because that inevitably happen during camp.”
“For the first time I felt what it meant to truly give everything to God. To entirely rely on Him. How my relationship with the Trinity wasn’t bad, but how He was calling me to get to know Him better.”
“College is such a volatile time in a young adult’s life, especially in the realm of faith. There are so many opportunities for growth, as well as a lot of opportunities to lose sight of what is important. Summer staff gave me an opportunity to completely immerse myself in prayer, community, and service. It challenged me in ways that I never could have imagined. Plus, what other chance do I get to dance to Justin Bieber, ride a giant zip line, and play paintball every week?”
“It is an opportunity to live out your faith and do something completely radical and crazy with your life. You are taking part in the mission of Jesus! You are being an instrument to bring souls, whether they be teens or adults, out of the darkness and into the marvelous light of God’s presence.”
“I would do it if God called me to it again, because God destroooyyyed me and made me new every day at camp, so yes, it was completely worth it.”
First Time Applying: If this is your first time applying for being a Summer Missionary, click the button below to download the paperwork. The PDF includes the application, background check, and letter of recommendation form. Please follow the directions in the paperwork.
Second Time Applying: If you have applied before to be a Summer Missionary, use the paperwork below. This includes former Summer Missionaries. The PDF includes the application, background check, and letter of recommendation form. Please follow the directions in the paperwork.