A Paid Gap Year Program
for Young Adults

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Work, Live,
Play & Grow

As part of this 12 month Apostleship Program you will be challenged to become an effective leader. An apostle is someone who is an ardent supporter of Jesus. You will get to help lead multiple 500 camper retreats, camps, and much more. This will be an incredible time with meaningful, hands-on work experience.

This is more than a job. It's a community that will support you as we work together in adventure, Disciple Team leadership, guest services, kitchen, office, program, or all of the above. You will come alongside our full-time staff, and together we will provide campers, youth groups, church groups, and school groups the best retreats and programmed events we can provide.

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Israel or Turkey Trip

Part of the Apostleship Program experience will be a 10-day trip to either Israel or a Footsteps of Paul tour. This is a great opportunity for our group to go overseas and learn more about these regions. We will also spend extended time studying scripture that will tie into the trips before and afterward. This experience is provided as a part of the Apostleship Program training, but some spending money will be needed. Participants must have a valid passport.


What to Expect

Staff Training

Our Participants

  • Are hard workers
  • Are willing to learn
  • Love camping ministry
  • Are focused followers of Jesus
  • Learn spiritual discipline in a ministry setting
  • Develop skills in hospitality, leadership & program
  • Learn supervisory skills
  • Determine if God is calling you to camp ministry
  • Build positive working relationships
  • Advance the kingdom of God through programs
Summer Camp

Program Includes

  • A modest stipend to cover basic living expenses
  • Free room and board (meals included onsite)
  • Health insurance
  • Cell phone stipend
  • Servant leadership training
  • DISC personality test and training
  • Resume’ training
  • Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Program
  • 10-Day Trip to Israel or Footsteps of Paul
  • CCCA networking opportunities
  • and more

Does this sound like you?
Let’s take the next step!

If this sounds like the gap year God is calling you to take, we’d love to hear from you!
Complete the application below to begin the process.

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Have Fun and Share God’s Love

Have Fun and Share God’s Love

When you join the Trout Lake staff, our prayer is that you will grow spiritually in your walk with Jesus, your leadership will be sharpened, and you’ll see a connection between your work and the work that God does in the lives of campers. Safe. Fun. Gospel are the hallmarks of the Trout staff experience.