A/U Ranches Summer Staff, Counselors or Counselors-In-Training (CITs), have an excellent opportunity to learn and/or grow skills while gaining valuable leadership experience living, working with and supporting campers in their programs, in a loving Christian Science atmosphere.
At summer Youth Camp, activities include mountaineering, mountain biking, water activities, horsemanship, creative arts and sports. Sky Valley Ranch for 3rd – 8th grade children is great for people who love to work with the little guys and gals. But, if you prefer bonding with high school aged children, Round-Up Ranch would be a perfect match. We also have options in the kitchen and facility work around property. Most positions include living in a bunkhouse with campers, to nurture the growth of our young Christian Scientists! Working as a Camp Counselor can be a life changing experience for you and those you support.
Just had to share part of my son Christopher’s admission letter from the University of Rochester, “Each Rochester student makes a critical, personal contribution to campus life from day one. The counselors recommended that you be admitted in part because of your experiences at Adventure Unlimited.”
Gain valuable technical, spiritual and leadership skills as a CIT
The Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program at the A/U Ranches offers 16 & 17 year olds an opportunity to learn and/or grow their skills in a chosen activity area while gaining valuable leadership experience living with campers and supporting the cabin helping prepare them to be a counselor and enter the working world.
A CIT at the A/U Ranches has the opportunity to gain a significant amount of technical knowledge in a chosen program area. CIT’s will receive specialized training, shadow veterans, and have an opportunity to lead activities. As part of the counselor team, CITs live in the bunkhouses with youth campers, supporting their cabin, leading lesson study and praying with the campers. They continually engage in discussions about Christian Science, ask questions that promote spiritual reflection, and push both themselves and their campers to grow spiritually.
CIT’s are responsible for keeping the lodges organized and clean, setting up for meals and helping out in the kitchen (water fight!).
When this selfless but important technical, spiritual, and service oriented leadership position combines with priceless memories of fun and friendship, it’s an experience that will no doubt last a life time!
Photographer / Videographer Internship
Do you love being outdoors all summer? Are you able to capture a group on photo or video without being part of the group? Being a summer photographer or videographer at the A/U Ranches exposes you to all of the amazing program experiences. You might be at the ropes course one day, capturing rafters the next day and shooting images/footage of a gymkhana event on the next. You are an essential part of sharing the story of the experiences taking place at camp for parents and those who aren’t at the A/U Ranches. Being a summer staff photographer – or videographer – can help you hone your skills, share your talents with others and make for an unforgettable summer.
Photography Internship Videography Internship
Natural Resource Tech Internship
The Natural Resource Tech is responsible for forestry inventory and work; pasture management and fence building; as well as trail construction work. Work closely with the Ranch Foreman to understand the silviculture and pasture management practices of the A/U Ranches, as well as with the trail crew, ranch directors, and co-counselors in cabins.
Natural Resources Internship
How to Apply
Complete the online application.
Adult & Family Program Staff
Frequently Asked Questions
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Youth Program Highlights
2018 Youth Summer Camp
(Camp United / All camper ages at Sky Valley Ranch)
2 week session = $1,745
1 week session = $1,065
For discounts, deposits and fees, click here.
Register for Youth Camp at the A/U Ranches. The application will take between 10-15 minutes to complete, so plan accordingly. Please be prepared with the following information:
- Name of both parents’ employers, including addresses, and work phone numbers
- Name of your child’s Sunday School teacher
- Practitioner’s name, phone number and email address
- Payment information – either credit card or e-check
After you have registered your child(ren) for camp, please go into your CampInTouch account and complete these additional items:
- Campership Application – Financial assistance is available for children who would not be able to attend camp without support. One Campership application needs to be completed per family. Campership applications are not considered until Youth Camp registration has been completed and the $200 deposit has been received.
- Transportation Information
- Camp Store Account Setup
- Medical Exempt Forms
Summer Youth Camp is for Christian Scientists in 2nd – 12th grades:
Sky Valley Ranch (SVR): 2nd – 8th grades
Round-Up Ranch (RUR): 9th – 12th grades
Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program: 16 & 17 year olds