Frontier Ranch Positions

Do you want to be challenged and grow in your faith while seeing God transform the lives of 100’s of elementary and middle school students? Are you desiring to live and share your life in a community of people in the Santa Cruz Redwoods? Frontier Ranch offers summer job opportunities to individuals who want to make a difference in the world.

6 to 8 Weeks of Employment

Conflicting school schedules can be accommodated in some cases. 

Everyone has the opportunity to be involved with kids and the program. Everyone will have the option to get involved with evangelism, skits, song leading, camp-outs, and bunking with cabin groups as time permits. We like to have as many of our staff as possible certified in CPR and Standard First Aid but is not required for all positions (CPR and First Aid training is required for most instructor positions).

Minimum Qualifications for All Frontier Ranch Jobs:

A person who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, integrity, and good moral character.

18 years old, with the exception of JR STAFF.

Experience working with students ranging from 4th through 12th grades.

A passion to love people & have patience in dealing with them.

  • Counselors Female Counselors needed

    Responsible for the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of a group of 6 campers each week.

    Ability to lead inductive Bible studies, have one-on-one interactions with campers, and actively participate in recreational activities.

    Must be in good health and be prepared for a physically and emotionally challenging summer.

    Current First Aid and CPR training preferred. Lifeguard training helpful.

  • Team Counselors Positions filled

    College graduates preferred.

    Responsible for mentoring, supporting, and encouraging all summer staff.

    Organize and lead morning staff devotions and occasional weekend outings.

    Must have leadership skills in order to help in the general running of camp and in making daily decisions.

    Previous camp counseling experience preferred.

  • Program Team Positions filled

    College graduates preferred.

    Responsible for being up front and running our morning chapel and evening campfire programs as well as all meal times.

    Provide leadership in implementing theme, skit organization, staff involvement, and spiritual focus throughout camp.

    Must be willing to take charge, have good communication skills, and a sense of humor.

  • Health Aid Positions filled

    First Aid and CPR certification required.

    Assist the RN in all of the above.

    Must relate well to campers and parents.

  • Worship Leader Positions filled

    Please note: Our Worship Leader fulfills another position at camp; please indicate on your application other jobs you would like to do.

    Responsible for leading a variety of songs for our morning and evening chapel services.

    Must have experience leading groups in worship and be able to explain what worship is and why we do it.

    Will also fill another position on staff such as an instructor, support staff or part of the leadership team.

  • Mini Bike Instructor Positions filled

    Must have basic mechanical aptitude, some riding experience, and First Aid/CPR certification.

    Responsible for organizing and running a safe mini bike program including daily instruction, routine motorcycle maintenance, and track grooming.

    Will participate in and assist with other aspects of camp program including recreation and chapel times.

    Must be extremely patient and able to teach kids how to ride motorcycles, build their confidence, and teach them about God.

  • Challenge Course Team Positions filled

    Must have First Aid/CPR certification.

    Responsible for maintaining, operating, and insuring the safe use of all challenge activities (ropes course, zip line, flying squirrel, climbing tower and other adventure elements).

    Must be encouraging and have an interest in challenge course events and group dynamics.

    Will participate in and assist with other aspects of camp program including recreation and chapel times.

  • Rancher Positions filled

    Responsible for conducting a hands-on, safe ranching program, which teaches kids how to handle the farm animals (goats, donkey, chickens, ducks, etc.).

    Maintain barn area including feeding of animals and cleaning their pens.

    Must have a heart for animals, knowledge in caring for animals, and a desire to teach campers about animals.

    Will participate in and assist with other aspects of camp program including recreation and chapel times.

  • Jr Staff Positions available

    Must be 16 years old by June 1, or entering your junior year of high school.

    Our goal is to develop leaders through service, ministry and an intentional community. Must be able to commit to 3-6 weeks of camp plus training week. Responsibilities include: helping with camper activities and recreation, food service duties, as well as assisting counselors in cabins. This is a volunteer position that requires an application with references, and a fee to participate. Ministry-related experience with children preferred. Must be willing to lead by example. See Jr Staff Application for more details.


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