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!

2019 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!


Step 1: Decide to serve on Workcrew!

Step 2: Staff Recommendation!  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!!  

Link to recommendation form here: 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 (PEYL's area # is OR60).
  • 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 YL leader.

Step 3: High School Applicant receives the 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 Work Crew Training  Every Applicant must attend a Work Crew Training Time prior to Summer 2019.  More info to come!

*****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!!!!  

2019 WorkCrew Session Dates


Washington Family Ranch in Antelope, Oregon:

Creekside (Middle School Camp):

  • Session 1: June 13 - July 3
  • Session 2: July 3 - July 28
  • Session 3: July 28 - Aug. 18

Canyon (High School Camp):

  • Session 1:June 13 - July 3
  • Session 2: Jul 3 - July 25
  • Session 3: July 25 - Aug. 11




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