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SERVE

Discover opportunities to serve at YAA through the Joshua Project for college-aged leaders, the Timothy Program for high school students, and volunteer roles. Develop leadership skills, deepen your faith, and make a difference in Montana. Join us in directing people to Jesus Christ and reflecting His character!

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The Joshua Project

Duration: May 27th – July 27th

Seasona Staff

YAA is looking for college-aged students who are excited about serving Jesus in Montana! The Joshua Project is designed for those who desire to develop as effective leaders. Camp provides intentional experiences to challenge and deepen your faith in Jesus Christ through meaningful community, memorable adventures, and sharing the Gospel. The Joshua Project creates the framework on which our camps run.

Duration: May 28th – July 31st

Joshua Project positions:

Camp Counselors

Camp Counselors are on the front line, with the mot direct impact on campers’ lives! They are on fire for sharing the gospel and giving their 8-12 campers the best week of their summer.

Nurse/Health Coordinator

The Nurse/Health Coordinator keeps us healthy all summer long! They are in charge of overseeing the health and safety of all of our staff and campers so that everyone can enjoy their camp experience

Journalist

Timothy Program Leaders spend their summer leading 20 high school students who participate in our leadership development program. Laugh, cry, and do life with these developing young leaders.

Worship Leaders

Worship Leaders love to lead others through music. We are looking for people who have a passion for leading campers and fellow staff members through songs that will give a glimpse of who Jesus is!

Media Team

The Media Team documents all of the fun, crazy, life-changing adventures here at YAA. They capture all of the memories that the campers have, helping them remember their camp experience forever!

Maintenance Team

The Maintenance Team works behind-the-scenes to keep camp running. They help make camp a beautiful, safe environment for kids to have a blast. Be prepared to learn skills that you can apply to life!

Kitchen Assistants

Kitchen Assistants serve the Lord through their time cooking for the campers and staff. Additionally, they learn from our master chef as they prepare thousands of meals! Camp literally couldn’t happen without them!

Timothy Program Leaders

Timothy Program Leaders spend their summer leading 20 high school students who participate in our leadership development program. Laugh, cry, and do life with these developing young leaders.

Program Assistants

Program Assistants dive deep into everything YAA. They serve the campers by planning all of the schedules, games, and activities. Program assistants are leaders amongst their fellow Joshua Staff.

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About Compensation

Joshua Project members have two options for compensation. Regardless of selection, all members will be provided room and board throughout the summer program. These options are:

  1. Non-reimbursed volunteer – does not include financial reimbursement.

  2. Reimbursed volunteer – requires fundraising to fund reimbursement.
    (YAA will provide guidelines, assistance, and expectations for fundraising.)

Please note: All staff must pass a mandatory criminal history check. They must also be willing to adhere to the same standards and expectations that guide all of our camp programs. Staff will be hired based upon one’s spiritual walk with the Lord Jesus Christ, maturity, abilities in the field in which they are being hired, willingness to serve, and the desire to become an able leader.

Questions? Contact our office at 406.763.4727 or send an email to: office@yaacamp.org

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The Timothy Program

Duration: June 9th – July 20th | Cost: $700

The Timothy Program is designed to provide high school students with a variety of opportunities to be challenged and trained physically, socially, intellectually, and most importantly – spiritually. Our hope is that this program will provide these students with opportunities to strengthen their spiritual walk with Christ as they experience Him through outdoor adventure, hard work, and stellar friends.

What to Expect

  • Training in how to share the Gospel with children in an engaging and effective way

  • Leadership experience of groups of 1st-4th graders participating in YAA Day Camp Programs

  • Working in service roles throughout camp (maintenance, kitchen, housekeeping, program etc.)

  • Intentional community development through outdoor activities like hiking, camping, games and more

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November 1st

Timothy Applications Open

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June 9th

Timothy Program Begins

July 20th

Timothy Program Ends

What to Bring:

Necessities:

-Sleeping bag -Pillow -Towel -Toiletries (Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, etc.) -Bible, notebook, pens and pencils -Flashlight (Headlamps are excellent) & Batteries -Swimsuit (Note Dress Code Policy) -Sandals (Chacos/Tevas are ideal) -Athletic shoes -Hiking shoes -Rain Jacket -Sweatshirt -Light Jacket -Laundry Bag (Closeable -Mesh Bag – Please Note Laundry Policy) -Clothes (Sufficient for 1 Week) -One nice outfit for church/outings -Backpack (Daypack good for hiking) Water Bottle

Extras:

-Sunglasses -Camera -Hat -Twin bed sheet/bedding -Musical instruments -Extra spending money

DO NOT bring:

-Valuables -Guns, knives, fireworks -Non-prescription drugs, alcohol or tobacco -iPods, computers, iPads Please note: Students are allowed to bring thier mobile phones, however they will not be accessible during the camp week. Students will have access to their phones on Saturday mornings during their down time.

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Volunteer

YAA welcomes the participation of volunteers who desire to direct people to Jesus Christ and develop them to reflect His character. If you agree with our mission and are willing to be interviewed and trained in our procedures, we encourage you to complete this application. Thank you for your support and interest in our organization!

Areas of Interest

Thanks for submitting!

Volunteer

Many Hands of YAA

 

We've created a volunteer group on FB, Many Hands of YAA!

This group is for individuals who are passionate about serving and supporting our mission. Here, you'll find updates on volunteer opportunities, event details, and ways to get involved. Join us as we work together to create unforgettable experiences for our campers and guests!

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  • What time is day camp drop-off & pick-up?
    Day Camp drop-off is between 8:30am – 9:00am and pick-up is between 4:30 – 5:00pm each day.
  • What is the location of the in-town shuttle option for day camp pick-up & drop-off?
    The shuttle location will be the Alliance Fellowship parking lot. Address: 315 S. 19th Ave. Bozeman, or the Northwest corner of 19th and Koch.
  • How do I sign up for the in-town shuttle option for day camp?
    Select the shuttle option while you are registering your camper.
  • What should my day camper bring with them each day?
    What To Bring (suggested not required): Small backpack or bag, weather appropriate extra layers (sweatshirt, rain jacket, etc.), seasonally appropriate footwear, packed lunch, water bottle, Bible/journal NOTE: Please apply sunscreen to your camper before drop-off What NOT To Bring: Electronics (cell phones, iPods, iPads, mp3 players etc.), Weapons or dangerous objects (knives, other outdoor tools, etc.), Valuables, Nice Clothing
  • Do you guarantee accommodating cabin buddy or camp team requests?
    We can guarantee one buddy request if both registrations list the same requested buddy. We cannot guarantee a cabin full of friends.
  • How does YAA handle lost & found items?
    During checkout, any lost and found items will be displayed for parents to collect. After the summer camp season closes, we will keep any unclaimed items for 3 weeks before donating or discarding them. Lost and found items may also be shipped to you for a fee. Please call 406-763-4727 or email office@yaacamp.org to find out if a particular item has been located.
  • How do I send my child's medication (including prescriptions, over-the-counter meds, allergy meds, inhalers, vitamins, etc.)?
    All medications, supplements, vitamins etc. must be turned into our camp staff at drop-off (please have medications easily accessible at registration). Prescription medications (including inhalers and EpiPens) must come with either an attached prescription label or a signed physician’s note. Campers can only take prescription medications if prescribed in their name.
  • How much money will my camper need for the Camp Store?
    YAA camps are cashless. You may preload money on your camper’s account by logging into your YAA account here. Suggested camp store amount for 1 week of camp is $30-$40. (Snacks, drinks, ice cream, etc. range from $1-$5. Gifts and apparel range from $5 – $50.)
  • Can I make a phone call to my camper?
    Telephone calls to campers are allowed for emergency purposes only. Please call our office at (406) 763-4727
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    If a cancellation is requested prior to 2 weeks before the start date of the camp, YAA will provide a refund of the amount paid (minus the non-refundable deposit). If it is within 2 weeks of the start date of the camp, you may call us at (406) 763-4727 to request a refund, but it will not be guaranteed.
  • What time is overnight camp registration and pick-up?
    You will receive a detailed email with drop-off times, pick-up times, cabin assignments, and other pertinent information approximately one week prior to your camper’s start date. We ask that you please adhere to your assigned drop-off time in order to reduce wait times.
  • What if I am dropping off more than one camper?
    We will do our best to align your campers’ drop-off times. In the event that your drop-off times are different, we ask that you wait in the parking lot until your assigned drop-off time.
  • Do you gurantee accommodating cabin buddy or camp team requests?
    We can guarantee one buddy request if both registrations list the same requested buddy. We cannot guarantee a cabin full of friends.
  • What is the camper-to-counselor ratio for cabin groups?
    For our overnight camps, we guarantee a 6-to-1 ratio of campers to counselors in a cabin. This means a cabin could go up to 14 people with 12 campers and 2 counselors but usually ends up being 10 campers to 2 counselors.
  • Can I send food/snacks with my child for the week?
    We ask that you please do not send food with your child to avoid mess in the cabin bunk areas as well as any risk of exposing other campers to potential allergens. We promise to keep your child well fed all week!
  • Can my child have their cell phone with them?
    Part of what we are most proud of at YAA is providing kids with a week of camp ‘unplugged’ from normal routine. We ask that you DO NOT send cell phones with your kids and encourage them to fully enter into the week of camp. (Please note – our college and senior-level staff will have their phones on them for necessary communication purposes and in case of any emergencies.)
  • How do I send mail to my camper during the week?
    You can send camper mail via USPS to: YAA c/o: Camper Name 13707 Cottonwood Canyon Rd. Bozeman, MT 59718 Or you can send your child an email to office@yaacamp.org. Please make subject: “FirstName LastName Camper Mail”.
  • What should my overnight camper bring with them for the week?
    What To Bring (suggested not required): Sleeping Bag/Bedding, Bible/Journal/Pen, Toiletries, Bath towel & Beach Towel, Swimsuit (Girls: 1 piece), 5-6 changes of clothes, Sweatshirt, Rain Jacket, Tennis Shoes, Sandals (like chacos, keens, tevas etc), Shower shoes, Flashlight, Sunscreen, Bug Spray, Water Bottle, Sunglasses, Hat What NOT To Bring: Electronics (cell phones, iPods, iPads, mp3 players etc.), Weapons or dangerous objects (knives, other outdoor tools, etc.), Valuables, Food items, Nice Clothing Please note: this list does not apply to Base Camp, Archery Camp, or Outbound Adventure – those camps will have their own suggested packing lists that will be communicated after registration.
  • How does YAA handle lost & found items?
    During checkout, any lost and found items will be displayed for parents to collect. After the summer camp season closes, we will keep any unclaimed items for 3 weeks before donating or discarding them. Lost and found items may also be shipped to you for a fee. Please call 406-763-4727 or email office@yaacamp.org to find out if a particular item has been located.
  • How do I send my child's medication (including prescriptions, over-the-counter meds, allergy meds, inhalers, vitamins, etc.)?
    All medications, supplements, vitamins etc. must be turned into our camp staff at drop-off (please have medications easily accessible at registration). Prescription medications (including inhalers and EpiPens) must come with either an attached prescription label or a signed physician’s note. Campers can only take prescription medications if prescribed in their name.
  • How much money will my camper need for the Camp Store?
    YAA camps are cashless. You may preload money on your camper’s account by logging into your YAA account here. Suggested camp store amount for 1 week of camp is $30-$40. (Snacks, drinks, ice cream, etc. range from $1-$5. Gifts and apparel range from $5 – $50.)
  • Can I make a phone call to my camper?
    Telephone calls to campers are allowed for emergency purposes only. Please call our office at (406) 763-4727
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    If a cancellation is requested prior to 2 weeks before the start date of the camp, YAA will provide a refund of the amount paid (minus the non-refundable deposit). If it is within 2 weeks of the start date of the camp, you may call us at (406) 763-4727 to request a refund, but it will not be guaranteed.
  • How does YAA handle lost & found items?
    During checkout, any lost and found items will be displayed for parents to collect. After the summer camp season closes, we will keep any unclaimed items for 3 weeks before donating or discarding them. Lost and found items may also be shipped to you for a fee. Please call 406-763-4727 or email office@yaacamp.org to find out if a particular item has been located.
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