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Summer Crew

Best. Summer. Ever.

The summer goes by fast, don’t waste it! Our Summer Crew Program is often described as, “the most impactful summer of my life!” With the opportunity to serve at either JH Ranch or Scott River Lodge, both located in the Scott Valley of Northern California, you will spend 3 months in an undistracted environment while serving and growing with other like-minded, passionate crew members. The crew program runs from May to August, with the opportunity to stay longer if you want.


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Become a part of the JH Family

At JH Ranch, you will spend  three months serving students and parents while you grow spiritually with 140 of your new friends! During the first 2-3 weeks in crew orientation, you will be trained in your summer position and connect with fellow crew members. The remaining portion of the summer will be spent serving our guests in your assigned work area as you continue on a spiritual growth track.

In the Scott River Lodge crew program, you will spend your summer months at our luxurious Lodge serving the husband and wife guests from around the world. Escape to the seclusion and serenity of Scott River Lodge where you can grow closer to the Lord in an undistracted environment and serve alongside a close-knit group of staff and crew. During your time you will receive first hand experience in the hospitality industry as you cater to husband and wife couples every week.

Click here to learn more about serving at Scott River Lodge this summer!

JH Ranch Summer Crew Details:


Etna, California

Applications Open:

to Mid-April

Program Weeks:

May 31st –
August 14th

Crew Orientation:

May 15th –
May 30th

Leadership Orientation:

May 10th –
May 15th

"The Most Impactful Summer of My Life"

A summer of everlasting impact

You will leave JH Ranch or Scott River Lodge not just brimming with inspiration, but equipped with practical tools to make a difference in any college or professional environment. These summer months of growing in your walk with the Lord, developing your skills as a leader, and serving alongside potential lifelong friends will prepare you for what is yet to come!

We are looking for college-age volunteers who are hungry, teachable, engaged and want to grow in their walk with the Lord. Applicants must be prepared to engage fully, serve selflessly, and meet challenges head-on. If you are attracted by fun, adventure, challenge, purpose, and service to others, then this crew program is for you!

Apply today to experience the summer of a lifetime the Ranch or Scott River Lodge!


When does the application open?
The summer crew application opens late September of every year. Once your application is complete and your references are in, you will be considered for an interview. For the best chance at being considered for an interview, we suggest completing the application as soon as possible!
When will I know if I have been accepted for an interview?
Once your application is complete and your references have been submitted, we will review your application and email you about the possibility of an interview.
When will I know my position for the summer?
We will announce all summer positions a few days into our crew orientation.
Will I get to be a coach (counselor)?
Unlike other summer camps, “counselor” or “coach” is not a position you would hold for the duration of the summer. Instead, coaches are selected per program depending on the needs of their department. Some crew members are selected to coach and some serve in other ways.