Serving on staff at Indian Youth Camp is a wonderful ministry opportunity! If you have a heart for God and are looking for an opportunity to minister to Native American young people, than Indian Youth Camp may be just the place for you to serve. We have many staff who return year after year to give a week of their life as expression of Christ’s love to campers. We would love to hear from you to discuss the staff position that God may have for you! You may use the following links to jump to specific areas of our staff page, or scroll down to view the whole page.
As with any growing Ministry, Indian Youth Camp has opportunity in every area for people to engage. Areas of need include the following:
• Room Staff
• Audio/Visual technical
• Videography/video production
• Kitchen (prep/cooking/cleaning)
• Facilities Maintenance/Custodial
• Sports Program
• Electives Program
• Worship Band
Ready to make a difference?
Staff should be in good health with the stamina to make it through a non-stop week of activity. There is very little down time and we need everyone to be engaged while the campers are in our care. Staff should also have a heart for youth ministry and skills to match. Much of the day will be spent with teens and preteens. You must be able to motivate and encourage campers throughout the day.
Responsibilities for specific areas:
•Room staff has the most intense interaction with the campers. They are responsible for being with campers for the entire week of camp. Room staff sleeps in the same room as the campers, eats with them, is with them for sports and electives, sits with them during chapel, and encourages, prays and leads nightly devotions with them.
•Kitchen staff members are responsible for preparing 3 meals a day for the staff and campers. The kitchen director plans the week’s meals and depends on the kitchen staff to implement that plan. All cooking and kitchen/dining room clean up is done by the kitchen staff.
•Security staff members are responsible for maintaining camper safety during camp. They assist with injured camper transport during the day, and dorm monitoring during the night.
•Facilities Maintenance/Custodial staff is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the camp grounds. This includes trash pickup, cleaning bathrooms, and cleaning and straightening the tabernacle and chapel after services.
•Sports Program staff work under the oversight of the Sports Director and are responsible for executing the plan developed by the Sports Director for the program and assisting him with all sports activities. Duties can include setup, tear down and transportation of equipment, maintaining order of campers during sporting events, and judging.
•Elective Program staff is responsible for overseeing campers during their elective times. This may include assisting them with arts & crafts, fire building, model rocket building, drama, metal detecting, basketball, volleyball or the Pinewood Derby. Elective staff reports to the Electives Director.
If you have any questions regarding staff positions or duties at Indian Youth Camp, please contact us.
IYC Staff comes in from all over the United States. The easiest way to get to travel to Glacier Bible Camp is through Glacier Park International Airport (FCA – www.iflyglacier.com). However, we have had other staff members travel in via Amtrak and Bus service. While bus service is not recommended, Amtrak service can be enjoyable. There are stations located in West Glacier, MT and Whitefish, MT. For more information visit www.gonorthwest.com.
Great Falls International (GTF) – 4 hours
Spokane International (GEG) – 5 – 6 hours
For address and driving directions, please visit www.glacierbiblecamp.org
Pre and Post Camp
Within a fifty mile radius of Glacier Bible Camp is an array of recreational opportunities: a smorgasbord of shopping, entertainment, fine dining, and much more. Our site is only eight miles from Glacier National Park, mere minutes away. We are also very close to Big Mountain Resort, Big Sky Water Slide, Hungry Horse Dam, and numerous lakes and rivers. This region is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. It boasts some of North America’s finest fishing, greatest hunting, and most spectacular scenery. Some of the activities you can also enjoy here include hiking, camping, boating, white-water rafting. golfing, and horseback riding.
Due to a busy camp schedule this year, Glacier Bible Camp is unable to provide accommodations after the week of camp. Lodging may be available on the grounds prior to camp, however, Indian Youth Camp is unable to confirm exact lodging availability. Please contact Glacier Bible Camp directly to check on lodging availability prior to the Saturday before camp . If you are staying past the end of camp (Friday at 1pm), please see the link below labeled “Lodging Info” for a list of hotels in the area with contact information and distances from Glacier Bible Camp.
How much will all of this cost?
Of course travel costs vary based on where you are coming from and the cost of fuel at the time of travel. Beside the cost of air or rail, you will need to budget for food and lodging outside of the week of camp (Sunday evening through Friday afternoon is covered as a part of the camp). All food and accommodations during the week of camp will be provided.
• Rental car
• Hotel or Lodge (overnight) – Glacier Bible Camp is typically available, but other links are listed above.
• Meals – there are plenty of inexpensive options as well as some nicer restaurants in some of the larger towns.
• Activities –
• Glacier National Park – 7 day pass for $25
• Accommodations at some of the historic lodges are rustic, but memorable.
• Boat tours around Lake McDonald
• Horseback Riding – www.swanmountainoutfitters.com/glacier
• Historic Red Jammer Buses – Bus Tours of the Park from $40
• Glacier Guides, Inc – Whitewater Rafting from $60, Horse/Rafting from $120
• Bigfork & Whitefish – both have quaint, boutique style restaurants with great food!
Application For Camp Staff
Indian Youth Camp is now accepting online staff applications! Because we require a pastoral reference for all staff, you will be asked to provide a contact number and email for your pastor as part of the application process. If you are a part of a missions team that is coming to serve at IYC, please do not complete an online application unless your missions team leader has asked you to. You can choose below to download a printable staff application or apply online!