Young Life Adventures Summer Intern Program

Santa Cruz internship: May 23-August 11, 2020

Baja internship:  June22- July 15, 2020

Young Life Adventures is now accepting applications for summer interns for both Santa Cruz and Baja.  We are looking for quality college-aged or young adults who are mature in Jesus and would be a fit to spend the summer serving in Santa Cruz or 3 weeks interning in Baja.  YLA interns have a high level of camper interaction and influence, and are a key component of our discipleship experience at Adventures.  YLA interns will be discipled and grow as leaders through their time serving at Adventures.

YLA Santa Cruz intern roles include:  leading activities like surfing, kayaking, mountain biking, scootering, and hiking; leading music at club; taking photos & editing for weekly videos; office admin help; food service; EMT.  All interns will share their testimony with campers, help with a variety of needs at camp, and be an integral part of running all components of camp.  We ask Santa Cruz interns for a two-summer commitment.  Interns will raise $2500 of personal support in order to get paid for their time serving during the summer.

YLA Baja intern roles include:  overseeing groups of campers on service projects; food service; taking photos and editing for weekly videos; leading music at club; EMT.  Similarly to Santa Cruz, all interns will share their testimony with campers and help with a variety of needs involved in running camp in Mexico.  Interns will volunteer their time for the month they are in Baja.

For more information, please contact Courtney Thomsen at or (530) 448-6026.

Application  •  Pastoral link  •  YL Staff Link

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I saw Him change lives and help kids face their doubts and questions. Throughout the summer I noticed how we reflect Jesus to others in everything we do. I cherished the opportunity to practice Colossians 3:23, “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”  I gained a greater sense of who He has created me to be and how I can encounter Jesus throughout my day.
Monica2017 Summer Intern

We believe in the power of impact through experience. If kids are willing to be challenged physically, our hope is that they will learn to take the next step in their faith as well. We want kids to experience family as God intended for them—to be known intimately, and loved completely. Our deepest hope is that each camper at Young Life Adventures would leave having learned to follow Jesus for life!