Camps & Internships

Please give credit to Andy at “Christian Camp Pro” for compiling a comprehensive free list of U.S. camps, retreat centers, and resources.  Search on his site for camps and scroll down on page for camps listed by state (ie., here’s the list for California).

CHRISTIAN CAMPS (those site founder is able to recommend):

“Angeles Crest Christian Camp” in mountains between Palmdale & La Canada; great staff; offers 3rd – 6th grade winter camp, summer camp, & summer weekend camp, jr. high & high school camp, Father/Son retreat & Mother/Daughter retreat; also offers Science & Outdoor Education.

“Campus by the Sea” on Catalina Island off the coast of southern California; offers great summer family camps on the beach; also offers outdoor education; part of “InterVarsity”.

“Explore Camp” – by “Answers in Genesis” (AIG); “Explore summer camps provide a unique opportunity for students to dive deeper into their favorite science topics while developing their biblical worldview. Campers will participate in a variety of workshops, experiments, scavenger hunts, behind-the-scenes experiences and much more. Most importantly, students will learn how science confirms the Bible and how they can trust God’s Word from the very first verse in Genesis.”; 5-day science camp held at the “Ark Encounter” and science, forensic, and STEM camps are held at the “Creation Museum” in northern Kentucky near Cincinnati.

“Forest Home” Family Camp in southern California offers winter camp for 3rd-6th grade and summer camp for 3rd-4th, 5th-6th grades, junior high, and high school; also offers Memorial weekend family camp, summer family retreat, & Thanksgiving family camp.

“Glorieta Camp” near Santa Fe, New Mexico offers family retreats, family adventure camps, & reunions.

“Hartland Christian Camp” in Central California; offers winter & summer camps for 4th-6th grade, junior high, and high school; also offers family fall festival, fall home school family camp, spring home school family camp, & Memorial weekend family camp; bonus – snack shop has awesome shakes!

“Hume Lake Christian Camp” in Central California; offers summer camp for 3rd-6th grade, junior high, and high school; also offers New Year’s family camp, Father/Daughter retreat, Father/Son adventure camp, family off-roading camp, & Outdoor Education; Hume has other locations in U.S.

“Jenness Park” in Northern California; offers summer camp for 4th – 6th grade, junior high, and high school; also offers Mother/Daughter retreat and Father/Son retreat.

“Life Camp” at Lopez Lake on Central Coast of California; offers summer discipleship camp for 3rd – 8th grade; also offers high school summer camp.

“Living Waters Bible Camp” – camp in Wisconsin with mission to “reach, train and equip individuals to become servant leaders through the truth of God’s Word, intentional godly relationships, and adventures in His creation“; offers numerous camps (kids, teens, families, foundation, etc.), on & off-site training, including “Telios” (“intensive nine-month, in-residence training program designed to cultivate in each student the character of Christ, so that the power of His life is released to live and work through them”); also offers on-site Tabernacle and Creation Museum, & more.

“Thousand Pines” on Big Bear Mountain in Southern California; offers winter & summer camps for 4th – 6th grade, junior high, and high school; also offers Helping Hands and Science family camps.

INTERNSHIPS (Christian worldview):

“Blackstone Fellowship”3-week free internship for accomplished law students who are committed to their faith and are dedicated to impacting the law-profession culture; prepares Christian law students for careers marked by integrity, excellence, and leadership; criteria for selection include: strong academic performance; leadership skills, both exhibited and potential; maturity of faith and character; and commitment to legal and cultural engagement”; program of “Alliance Defending Freedom” (ADF).

“CRU” (formerly “Crusade for Christ”) – one-year internships to “help young people and graduates get into the world of ministry with Cru as part of teams helping build spiritual movements in the US and internationally”.

Focus on the Family” – summer internships for college juniors/seniors & above in Colorado; “from Marketing to Counseling, Radio Broadcasting to Social Media, we offer valuable experience for a variety of majors”; also offer spiritual development.

“Hillsdale College” – free online courses available to everyone (site founder has taken several of these – very informative and interesting); offers several courses on the Constitution and many others: 2nd World Wars, Western Heritage from Genesis to John Locke, The Federalist Papers, Winston Churchill and Statesmanship, writings and significance of C.S. Lewis, Shakespeare, great books throughout history, Economics, Education, etc.

“Joshua Institute” – 1-year program of “Hume Ministries” for college-age students; transforming the life-effectiveness of God’s people“; overview; one of core values: “developing a passion for God’s guidance and instruction and seeking to recognize the lessons and truths hidden in all of life”.

“Lifeway”summer internships in Nashville, TN; “discover and develop leadership skills for the sake of professional and ministry success; given significant projects and responsibilities”; offers spiritual development as well.

“Samaritan’s Purse”summer global internship “whether at our international headquarters in North Carolina or in one of our field offices around the globe, young professionals will experience the intricate workings of an international nonprofit and be a part of bringing relief and the hope of the Gospel to hurting people”.

“Women of Faith” – flexible date unpaid internship for college juniors/seniors & above (cannot be student while interning); expect 30-hours per week.

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