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Volunteer with NLC

New Life Camp is able to have a wide variety of programs and events because of our wonderful volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved, please take a look at some of our volunteer opportunities.

Camp Volunteers

Leaders-in-Training (LIT)

Our Leaders in Training (LIT) program is for students ages 13-18 who have a desire to volunteer at New Life Camp during the year, and who may also be interested in serving on our summer staff in future years. It is a great addition to any college application, scholarship application, or job application.

Summer Camp 2024 and SN@C (Fall 2024-Spring 2025)

Please note: You must be 13 or older by June 1, 2024 to participate as an LIT for these programs. 

  • Registration opens: October 3, 2023 @ 10am
    • Cost: $55 (includes: T-shirt, meals during orientation and time(s) of service, snacks during time(s) of service, and completion of training certificate)
  • Deadline to Register: February 16, 2024
  • Application, Manual and Test Posted Online: coming soon
  • Deadline to Complete Application, Manual, and Test: March 26, 2024
  • LIT Summer Camp Week Assignments emailed to applicants: April 26, 2024
    • We will also email those who will not be used on the same date
  • LIT Orientation: May 5, 2024 from 3:00-8:00pm

LEARN Clubs (Fall 2024-Spring 2025)

Please note: You must be 13 or older by September 10, 2024 to participate as an LIT for LEARN Clubs for this period. LEARN Clubs LITs cannot participate as Summer Camp/SN@C LITs unless they completed the Summer Camp/SN@C application/test and were accepted.

  • Registration Opens:
    • Tuesday, May 7th for Tuesday Clubs LITs
    • Thursday, May 9th for Thursday Clubs LITs
    • Cost: Free
  • Deadline to Register: June 14, 2024
  • Application, Manual, and Test Posted Online: June 28, 2024
  • Deadline to Complete Application, Manual, and Test: July 30, 2024
  • LIT Clubs Huddle Assignments emailed to applicants: August 30, 2024
    • We will also email those who will not be used on the same date

Applications, Manuals, and Tests

  • Individual must reapply and take the test each year to participate, regardless of whether they are new or returning.
  • LIT Materials (Manual, Application & Test): these pages are password-protected.  The password is only sent to those who registered online.
    • Summer Camp/SN@C LIT Materials (coming soon)
    • LEARN Clubs LIT Materials (coming soon)

LIT Roles

  • Summer Camp 2024
    • Overnight Counselor in Training (OCIT) – shadows a counselor to receive training and experience (Sun 3:00pm-Fri 6:30pm; stays overnight).
    • Day Camp Counselor in Training (DCIT)- shadows a counselor to receive training and experience (Mon-Thu 7:40am-6:00pm, Friday 7:40am – 6:30pm; does not stay overnight).
    • Program Staff in Training (PSIT) – shadows the program staff, receives training and experience, and performs various jobs around camp (Sun 3:00pm-Fri 6:30pm; stays overnight)
  • SN@C (Fall 2024-Spring 2025)
    • Counselors in Training (CIT) – shadows a counselor to receive training and experience.
    • Program Staff in Training (PSIT) – shadows the program staff, receives training and experience, and performs various jobs around camp.
  • LEARN Clubs (Fall 2024-Spring 2025)
    • Counselors in Training (CIT) – shadows a counselor to receive training and experience.

Kitchen Volunteers

  • Our Kitchen Volunteers are a GIFT to us! Preparing meals for 200-250 campers/day (plus summer staff & volunteers), we couldn’t do camp without them.
  • We would love your help if you are able to commit to:
    • 1 or 2 meals
    • 1 meal/week for the majority of the summer
    • 1 day/week for the majority of the summer

Campus Beautification

  • Various jobs and projects around camp are constantly needing help from volunteers! Whether you are interested in a recurring role or a one-time project, we would love your help. For more information, please email our Director of Campus & Facility Operations.
  • Past projects include: upkeep of soccer fields by mowing and painting lines, pruning plants, leaf cleanup, caulking the log cabin, installing wooden support slats on bunkbeds, plumbing, changing air filters, repairing utility vehicles and much more!

New Life Basketball League

Referee

  • Applicants must be 13 or older.
  • The Applicant must go through an application screening and background check.
  • Referees should possess the following skills:
    • Love & Acceptance of ALL Involved
    • Gentleness
    • Positivity
    • A Functional Basketball IQ
    • The Referee should have a reputation of strong character and conduct on and off campus.
    • If a Referee officiates 6 or more games during the season, they will receive 50% off of one child’s fee next season.
  • Time commitment is 1-6 weeks: 1 hour per week
  • Referee Training: March 14 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Head Coach

  • Applicants must be 16 or older.
  • The Applicant must go through an application screening and background check.
  • Head Coaches should possess the following skills:
    • Discretion
    • Love & Acceptance of ALL Involved.
    • Ability to Carry out a Provided Practice Plan
    • Commitment
    • Good Communication
    • Gentleness
    • Passion for Guiding Children
    • Positivity
    • Service
    • Sportsmanship
  • Although the Coach should be competitive, the Coach should also understand that basketball is a game. Games are meant to be fun. The Coach should be emotionally stable and not given to arguments or bouts of anger revolving around sports.
  • The Coach should have a reputation of strong character and conduct on and off campus.
  • A coach’s manual must be read and signed prior to the season. Training sessions are offered to prepare coaches.
  • If a Head Coach has children in the league, one child can play for free.
  • Time commitment is 9 weeks: 2 hours per week
  • Coaches Training: February 22, 2024 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Assistant Coach

  • Applicants must be 13 or older.
  • The Applicant must go through the application screening and background check.
  • Assistant coaches should possess the following skills:
    • Discretion
    • Love & Acceptance of All Involved
    • Gentleness
    • Positivity
    • Sportsmanship
  • The Assistant Coach should also understand that basketball is a game. Games are meant to be fun. The Assistant Coach should be emotionally stable and not given to arguments or bouts of anger revolving around sports.
  • The Assistant Coach should have a reputation of strong character and conduct on and off campus.
  • Time commitment is 9 weeks: 2 hours per week

Team Parent

  • Volunteer for your child’s team.
  • Assist the head coach by sending out email reminders, organizing snacks and drinks for the players and covering game day responsibilities.

Scorekeeping and Clock Keeping

  • Anyone 13 years or older can help by tracking score, running the clock, keeping fouls, and alternating possessions.