The Next Step

Junior Leaders (Ages 15-16)

Attention Silver Lakers!

Are you looking to make the transition from a camper and take your next step as a camp leader? Our Junior Leadership Program is a great way for those born in 2008/2009 to earn volunteer hours, meet new friends, improve their leadership skills, and learn more about God!

Junior Leaders will participate in a training weekend, volunteer placement(s) during our Scamper and/or Gapher camps as well as attend Youth Camp at the end of the summer.

During our training weekend, Junior Leaders will get to know one another and learn valuable leadership skills that will help them grow personally and spiritually. On placement, our Junior Leaders will assist our permanent staff in cabins, during group times, and afternoon gigs. They will also work together as a team to lead camp-wide programming events such as morning games, campfires, and talent shows all while being mentored by their site staff leaders in their spiritual growth and development.

During the final component of the program, Junior Leaders will have a week of intentional community and powerful teaching as they experience Youth Camp together. From start to finish, this program promises to not only be one of personal development and growth but also adventure and excitement!

If you wish to apply, please click the link above! All applicants must have a written reference and a phone reference. Please see the link above to access the written reference form.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the program. You can reach us by e-mail at

Hope to hear from you soon!

Important Dates:

  • Applications accepted from February 15 to April 15. EXTENDED TO MAY 1!
  • Training weekend June 21-23
  • Possible Volunteer Placements: Gapher 1:  Scamper:  Gapher 2: 
  • Youth Camp

Program cost (including Youth Camp): $695