Waypoint FAQ

Do I get paid?

Yes! We pay $225 a week and offer a $1,200 finishing bonus at the end of the year.

Where will I live?

Interns get to live on camp in our staff village. We provide wifi and all your utilities as well.

Do I work on weekends?

Yes, the majority of our positions work the weekend. We do our best to provide two off days each week.

How many hours a week will I work?

Depending on your position, the number of guests on site, and upcoming deadlines, you may work anywhere from 40 to 60 hrs per week. Each intern will also be expected to be a part of the community or individual development for 10-15 hrs per week.

What does a typical week look like?

Work schedule varies depending on the season, and position held.  

Where does the name Waypoint come from?

Waypoint is a navigational term defined as a plot point along a route or journey. It marks a place for directional change providing you a direct route towards your goals.

Will I get certified in anything?

Yes, we certify our interns in American Red Cross CPR and First Aid.  Some interns will also receive American Red Cross Lifeguard certification, site-specific challenge course certification, and food handlers certification.

How old do I have to be to apply for Waypoint?

Waypoint is for people in their early to mid-twenties. The majority of our interns have a college degree.

What does personal and community development look like?

The Waypoint community learns, grows, leads, and teaches together.  The intern community comes together in the evenings for fun, bibles study, or leadership development. Each intern will also have a bi-weekly one on one to focus on personal development.

Should I apply to Waypoint if I’m not interested in pursuing a career in camping ministry?

Yes, you will gain skills and experience that can help you in almost any field.

Can I take classes while being apart of the program?

Yes, but the recommendation is 6 hrs a semester or less. If you would like to take classes, it is up to you to use your time wisely. You will not be given work time to work on your assignments.

Why should I be a part of the Waypoint Program?

Waypoint is an amazing year spent intentionally preparing you for the rest of your life. Leaving waypoint you will know more about yourself, have a great resume, and lifelong friends.


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