CREW CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM AT ROCKRIDGE CANYON
SERVE. GROW. PLAY.
SERVE. GROW. PLAY.
There are times in life to stop, reflect on our past, evaluate our purpose and map out our future. Developing solid skills for adulthood and determining one’s life purpose while moving into and through post secondary education is one of those perfect times. Living, serving and growing at RockRidge Canyon might be the right choice for you right now.
First and foremost, as Leadership CREW you have a desire to grow in your faith in Christ. You will have the opportunity to serve with excellence, be challenged with new experiences, live in a faith community and gain valuable work experience.
You’ll live in a rural environment, surrounded by other people like yourself who really want to grow in their leadership, vocational skills and spiritual development . We think you’ll come away from your experiences in this community better equipped to make choices about your future plans, education and career.
Think ahead to the day you’ll fondly look back and say, “It was a gap year well spent.”
Together you form one community, sharing your skills, life and faith. Your service plays a vital role as together we host guests during RockRidge Canyon’s rental season, an essential aspect of what makes the summer youth season possible. As Leadership CREW, you’ll also be part of ministry service in our local community of Princeton BC.
Serve at a world class Young Life Property and Retreat and Conference Centre
Leadership CREW live and serve together, building real life vocational skills within the invigorating RockRidge Canyon community.
As a large, diverse property, RockRidge Canyon offers an amazing opportunity for young adults to gain a variety of work experiences that will provide vocational training in Food Services, Housekeeping & Guest Services and Site & Facilities.
Christmas Break: Dec 5 – December 27
Food Services – Vocational experience in Food Services (kitchen prep, bakery, dishwashing, and dining hall service) Food Safe certification is an asset.
Guest Keeping – Vocational experience in Housekeeping and Guest Services (hospitality, retail, outdoor recreation, challenge course, and meeting space setups/operations)
Site & Facilities – Vocational experience in Site & Facilities (maintenance, landscaping, snow removal). There may be an opportunity to assist in a variety of trades (electrical, plumbing, painting, and woodworking)
Room and Board
The program includes shared accommodations in our Wolfe Creek Lodge and meals. Self-serve breakfast. Lunch and Dinner are provided. Leadership CREW serve as volunteers with room & board and a $1000/month stipend included for each session (December will be prorated). Work is approximately 40 hours per week, which may include weekends. In November/January/February/March work hours are reduced and more focus is spent on discipleship and leadership training.
Leadership CREW has the opportunity to learn vocational skills in a Retreat and Conference setting and obtain certification in some roles. This is an incredible opportunity for those Christian young adults wanting first-hand experience to try out some of these vocations or for those interested in pursuing a career in these fields of service. RockRidge Canyon is piloting a secondary program that will offer apprenticeship and hours towards Red Seal certification in some roles.
Grow in your faith personally and together in community
Leadership CREW have the opportunity to deepen discipleship by growing in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and developing a strong faith community. Local ministry opportunities include youth ministry with middle school or high school students or community service with local Food Bank and Community kitchen.
As a community you will have the opportunity to play together
Core Competency and Eligibility Requirements
Leadership CREW will be mentored by our Property Staff and a Leadership Coordinator, who will be leading devotionals, bible study, fun activities and local ministry experience. RockRidge Canyon Property Staff are committed to the growth and development of young adults to nurture and develop skills that are foundational for career development and spiritual growth.
Leadership CREW will have the opportunity to apply for our Summer Intern Program (May – August) which provides leadership to our Young Life Summer Camping program.
Leadership CREW will also have the opportunity for future apprenticeship for vocational training in a variety of areas under specific Red Seal property staff.
Personal costs such as transportation to training and home, passport, vaccinations, travel health insurance and personal toiletries are not covered.
No. CREW welcomes everyone of college age to apply.
If you are already part of the Young Life missional community you’ll understand our approach to serving and evangelism. If you’re not, you’ll quickly get it and fit right in.
Yes. We are also happy to provide references for participants who have successfully completed CREW.
Definitely. CREW is not set up as a 9-5 work day or school program and volunteer shifts may vary throughout the months. However, we fully believe that even as God rested we need healthy rest too. That includes days off!
Certainly! Participants who successfully complete the CREW program will have the added benefit of property skills and knowledge. Each application is adjudicated on its own merits.