Work Crew

 
   Young Life's work occurs because volunteers make it happen.  Most Young Life leaders are volunteers serving the needs of adolescents, but all Workcrew and Summer Staff are volunteers!  High School and College age young people give up to four weeks in the summer to make sure others have the "best week of their life."  The crazy thing is, Workcrew and Summer Staff have an even better time than the campers!  Even though the work is hard, the spiritual and emotional growth that occurs lasts a lifetime.
 
   Hundreds of young people from Portland East Young Life have been changed because they served either at weekend camps or for an entire month during the summer, and this is your chance to join them!  We believe that Workcrew and Summer Staff provides one of the best places for personal growth.  Sign up; you won't regret it!
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2018 Workcrew

 
Applications Need To Be Submitted By Feb. 15th!!

Workcrew selection will be occurring between January 1st and March 8th.  If you are interested in doing workcrew please see the instructions below, noting that the first step is to talk to your leader so they can fill out your recommendation.  Then you will receive the application via email. The sooner you get yours turned in, the more likely you are to get a workcrew spot so don't wait!! There is a mandatory workcrew training weekend (see below), so please plan around it if you plan on doing workcrew this summer.   This is a great opportunity that you won't regret!



INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1: Decide to serve on Workcrew!

Step 2: You need to get the following information to your YL leader so that they can fill out the "Staff Recommendation" below for you ASAP.  (Full Name, email address, top 3 camp choices in order, and which sessions you are available (see below for session dates) and preferences on which sessions if you are available for more than one.  Remember many 2nd sessions fill up quickly so check now to see if you have other options).   YOU CANNOT APPLY IF A RECOMMENDATION HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED!!  

Staff Recommendation: 

To Leaders filling out recommendation:

  • In order for a student to apply, a staff recommendation must be done first.
  • Make sure to complete EVERY item on the form
  • Make sure to get the applicant’s first and second choice camps.  (Discuss what your applicant is available for and make an educated suggestion).
  • These recommendations must come from a staff person or applicant’s leader.

Step 3: High School Applicant recieves application via email (this only happens once the Staff Recommendation has been completed) and submits that online.  Don't wait, the sooner you complete your application, the more likely you are to get a workcrew spot!

Step 4:

Every Applicant must attend a Work Crew Training Time prior to Summer 2018.  The best option (& the one that truly prepares you the most for your month serving on workcrew) is Mt. Hood Regional YL Work Crew Training weekend at Breakaway Lodge on February 23-25, 2017.  To sign-up, please contact Julie Reeves at jreevesyl@msn.com before Jan. 30th.  


If you absolutely cannot attend the Feb 23-25th training time, you can serve on WC at a Campaigner Camp for another YL Region but will need to provide your own transportation.


- Campaigner Camp (Feb 2-4)

- Family Camp (May 25-27)

*****Be sure to let your leader know your email address and what your top 3 choices in camps and sessions you can serve on workcrew!!!!  





2017 WorkCrew Session Dates

 

Washington Family Ranch in Antelope, Oregon:

Creekside (Middle School Camp):

  • Session 1: June 14th- July 9th
  • Session 2: July 9th- August 3rd
  • Session 3: August 3rd- August 24th

Canyon (High School Camp):

  • Session 1: June 15th- July 11th
  • Session 2: July 11th- August 10th

 

 

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Young Life East Portland | 6728 SE 156th Ave Portland, OR 97236-8318

Phone: (503) 708-8775

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