Summer Staff

This volunteer experience is for those who have completed at least one year of college (or are of college age or older). The summer staff roles require considerable maturity and non-verbal witness. Each summer staff session is about one month long. We will begin reviewing completed applications December 1. ​

Session 1: May 22 - June 14

Session 2: June 13 - July 12

Session 3: July 11 - August 2

To Apply:

Please first check availability​ of openings. Then apply online. You will need the email address of a Young Life staff person who is willing to write a recommendation on your behalf.

Jobs:

Ropes, Naskarts, Cook, Baker, Lifeguard, Sippin' Parler (Snack Bar), Bikes, Archery Tag, Office, Sound, Video, Landscaping

Work Crew

This volunteer experience is for those in high school. To be eligible you must have completed one year of high school and complete your local area's work crew training course. Each work crew session is about one month long during the summer.

Session 1: May 22 - June 14

Session 2: June 13 - July 12

Session 3: July 11 - August 2

Jobs:

Tawashies (housekeeping), laundry, servers, outdoor crew, pits (dishwashers), roustabout

To Apply:

The application process begins with a Young Life staff recommendation. To apply, please talk with your local Young Life staff.

Adult Guests

Adults can have the time of their lives at Windy Gap too! During each week of summer camp up to twelve adults may participate in our Young Life Adult Guest program. Adult guests stay in the beautiful Overlook Lodge, eat meals with campers, go to Young Life club and soak in the entire camp experience.

To Register:

Adult guests are registered through local Young Life area offices. If you cannot locate your local Young Life area office please contact us.

  • Week 1: May 24-30
  • Week 2: May 31 – June 6
  • Week 3: June 7 - 13
  • Week 4: June 14 - 20
  • Week 5: June 21-27
  • Week 6: June 28 – July 4
  • Week 7: July 5 – 11
  • Week 8: July 12 - 18
  • Week 9: July 19 - 25
  • Week 10: July 26 - August 1

PHysicians Program

Summer Camp Doctor​ — Each week over 400 high school kids load up and head out for the best week of their lives. To provide the best possible care, we need physicians to help us meet the medical needs of the campers and summer volunteers at camp. All camp doctors and their families stay at camp during the week of service at no cost.

School Season Opportunities— We are also in need of medical providers for camps during the school season months at Windy Gap. These camps are shorter (usually over a weekend), quieter and more relaxing than summer camping. Contact us​ if you are interested in this opportunity.

To Apply:

First, check availability. Then complete a Camp Medical Professionals Application.

Please contact Paula Pound for more information about the Doctor's program at ppound@windygap.younglife.org.

  • Week 1: May 24-30
  • Week 2: May 31 – June 6
  • Week 3: June 7 - 13
  • Week 4: June 14 - 20
  • Week 5: June 21-27
  • Week 6: June 28 – July 4
  • Week 7: July 5 – 11
  • Week 8: July 12 - 18
  • Week 9: July 19 - 25
  • Week 10: July 26 - August 1

The week will be more like a mission trip than a vacation. The camp physician’s primary role is to provide timely triage assessment of guests who require medical care for an injury or an illness during their week at camp. They direct the course of action in the event of an emergency and decide which patients need to be transferred to the local clinic or hospital. Windy Gap has an EMT or Paramedic serving each week as well. Along with the doctor, the EMT/Paramedic staffs the camp infirmary for one half hour after each meal to care for minor injuries, colds, sore throats, etc. The physician is on call 24/7 for any emergencies. The physician must also adequately document the medical record to reflect the care that has been given. At no time should any physician practice medicine that falls outside of their medical license and level of experience and training.

Your spouse and children, ages 17 and younger, are invited to share the week with you. Whether it’s enjoying meals together, swimming in the pool, or watching Young Life summer camp in action — you are sure to have a great time. Time and space permitting, your family will have an opportunity to experience the many activities around camp. 

Work Week 2022

Information coming soon!

Who: YOU and all of your friends!

If you are college-aged (or older) and would like to help get Windy Gap ready for summer, come help us kick it off by participating in Work Week! We can't do it without YOU.

What: Guaranteed the best week of WORK in your life! Join us for work, hangs, laughter, great food, fun times, and more work!

When:TBA

Where: Windy Gap (120 Coles Cove Road Weaverville, NC 28787)

Why:​ This summer, Windy Gap will welcome 3,000+ campers/leaders over 15 weeks of camp & we need your help to prepare this place for THEM!

Cost:$50/person (includes a t-shirt)

Please call the Windy Gap office for more information!

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