Intern at Pioneer Plunge

The purpose of a Pioneer Plunge intern is to facilitate growth spiritually, physically, and emotionally to the campers. Interns are the front lines of our ministry at Pioneer Plunge. They lead campers through the week in cooking, safety, content, hiking, wood splitting, navigating and spontaneous fun.

Guides have a heart for serving and pointing campers to the loving arms of Jesus. Guiding is a great opportunity to grow in your own relationship with the Lord while being part of a fun and encouraging community.  


  • Currently active as a ministry leader in Young Life or other Christian ministry.
  • Past experience on summer staff or summer intern at a Young Life property, or some other camping ministry.
  • At least 2 years out of high school or are at least 20 years of age.


  • The summer intern commitment is for the entire summer.
  • The summer interns is led by the Pioneer Plunge camp manager.
  • Every guide & intern will be trained and equipped for their role prior to campers arriving (including one mandatory spring training).
  • Interning is a paid position.
  • Housing is provided in the Windy Gap intern house.

To Apply

Please complete an online summer Intern application. To complete the application you will need the email address of a Young Life staff member who is willing to write a recommendation on your behalf. You can expect a follow-up interview with more adventure camping specific questions. We begin accepting summer intern applications November 1st ​of each calendar year.