The Leadership Development program challenges high school students who are looking for something more. You’ll have experiences that prepare your heart to be impacted by God and empower you to go and change lives for Jesus.

Leadership Development Program


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The “Nehi” Team is for campers going into at least 10th grade and is designed for those who desire to grow as servant leaders and experience Christian community. Nehi’s serve camp behind-the-scenes in a variety of work crews (kitchen, community service, housekeeping, grounds maintenance, etc.), study the book of Nehemiah, worship and soak up teaching during nightly leadership chapels, strengthen bonds through team building on the ropes course, and make lasting memories on an overnight climbing and rappelling trip.

DATES & PRICES
Session 1
JUN 3-16
$940
Session 2
JUN 10-23
$940
Session 3
JUN 17 – 30
$940
Session 4
JUN 24-JUL 7
$940

Session 5
JUL 1-14
$940
Session 6
JUL 8-21
$940
Session 7
JUL 15-28
$940
Session 8
JUL 22-AUG 4
$850

PROGRAM ELEMENTS
COMMUNITY SERVICE
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BIBLE STUDY & CHAPEL
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TEAM BUILDING
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ADVENTURE TRIPS
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WORK CREWS
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Nehi applicants can apply through our on-line registration system. We also require two references and completion of essay questions before acceptance into the program.


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COMMUNITY SERVICE

Nehi’s become the hands and feet of Jesus as they learn to serve those in our targeted outreach communities. This can look like going out and picking up roadside trash, helping a neighbor clear their land, or serving a local school.

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TEAM BUILDING

Nehi’s are taught how to work as a team and the importance of learning to trust and rely on others.Throughout their two weeks Nehi’s will participate in five team building activities including low-ropes and high ropes elements, designed to stretch them as a team, and ultimately learn what it means to work together effectively.

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WORK CREWS

Nehi’s serve behind the scenes to help make camp happen! This might be picking up trash around camp, serving meals in the kitchen, or blazing new trails on our grounds.

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BIBLE STUDY & CHAPEL

Nehi’s focus on the life of Nehemiah as an example of how to live as a servant of God. Each day they will study the book of Nehemiah, and then have a chapel unique to their Leadership Development experience.

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ADVENTURE TRIPS

The trip is designed to makes a lasting impression as students step outside of their comfort zones. The team will head to the Buffalo River, where they will spend the day swimming, rappelling, and camping out for the night.

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LIFEGUARD

LITs will serve primarily as a lifeguard at both the waterfront and pool.

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Campers who successfully complete the Nehemiah Team are invited to step up their game for Timothy Team. The focus of Timothy Team is to equip participants with practical leadership skills while building on the Nehemiah foundation of servant leadership. This 3 week session starts with training and team building, then a week-long backpacking trip to the Buffalo. Finally, they put together everything they have learned so far in the Leadership Development program to lead a group of elementary ages kids during Day Camp.

DATES & PRICES
Session 1
JUNE 3-23
$1020
Session 2
JUNE 10-30
$1020
Session 3
JUNE 17 – JULY 7
$1020
Session 4
JUNE 24- JULY 14
$1020

Session 5
JULY 1-21
$1020
Session 6
JULY 8-28
$1020
Session 7
JULY 15 – AUG 4
$940

PROGRAM ELEMENTS
BACKPACKING TRIP
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BIBLE STUDY & CHAPEL
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DAY CAMP
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Timothy Team applicants can apply through our on-line registration system. We also require completion of the Nehemiah Team, two references and completion of essay questions before acceptance into this program.


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BACKPACKING TRIP

During this week-long backpacking trip to the Buffalo River, each Timothy Team participant is assigned a specific role necessary to the success of the trip. Be it navigating from New Life Ranch to the camp area, purchasing food and preparing meals, and using a map and GPS to determine the hike route, this trip is sure to create tight bonds in the team!

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BIBLE STUDY & CHAPEL

Timothy Team looks at the relationship between Timothy and Paul, and the importance of discipleship. Each day, the Timothy Team will have a bible study using the books 1 and 2 Timothy, and then each night they will attend a chapel uniquely designed for Leadership Development participants.

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DAY CAMP

Timothy Team participants are given the chance to put into practice all of their Leadership Development experiences from Nehemiah Team and the previous two weeks when they are tasked with leading Day Camp! Tim Teamers are responsible for caring for a group of 1st-5th graders, leading them through activity classes, and making sure that they have a great experience at New Life Ranch!

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Soma Team, a four-week experience, is the final level of the Leadership Development program and is for students who have successfully completed the Nehemiah and Timothy Teams. Students who apply, interview, and are accepted will be assigned an area of specialization for training and service, where they will work alongside the NLR summer staff. Soma is the Greek word for “body,” and the goal of the program is for students to begin to understand their unique gifting and calling within the Body of Christ, helping them maximize their leadership potential.

Soma registration looks a bit different than your previous Leadership registrations. There is just one Soma option to choose from during registration because we will be assigning your session to you based on two things: your preference and the needs of camp. We’ll ask for your first, second, and third session choice later, but for now just go ahead and get registered!

DATES & PRICES
Session 1
JUNE 3- 30$850
Session 2
JUNE 22- JULY 21$850
Session 3
JULY 14-AUGUST 11$850
AVAILABLE POSITIONS

During your application, you will be given a chance to select your preference for which role you will serve in. During your interview for Soma, your preferences, as well as the needs of camp, will be taken into consideration for the role you will fill.

COUNSELOR

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COMMUNITY MINISTRIES

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CANTEEN RETAIL

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MAINTENANCE

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ROPES TECH

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LIFEGUARD

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WRANGLER

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A/V TECH

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WORSHIP LEADER

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PHOTOGRAPHER

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Soma applicants can apply through our on-line registration system. The application deadline for Soma is January 15th. We also require completion of Timothy Team, two references, completion of essay questions, and an interview before acceptance into this program.


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COUNSELOR TECH

CITs are fully involved in the cabin and are the co-pilot for the lead counselor.

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ROPES TECH

RIT’s will serve alongside our summer ropes team. They are supported by the lead techs and our challenge course manager.

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KITCHEN TECH

KITs are fully incorporated into the food service team. KITs are directly supervised by the full time food service team.

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COMMUNITY MINISTRIES

CMITs serve as counselors in the Colcord Summer Enrichment program.

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LIFEGUARD

LITs will serve primarily as a lifeguard at both the waterfront and pool.

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A/VTECH

AVITs will serve alongside our worship leaders and audio/visual team.

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MAINTENANCE

MIT’s will serve alongside our summer and full-time facilities teams.

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WRANGLER

WITs don’t bear the full weight of responsibility of a wrangler, but are fully involved in activities surrounding the barn.

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WORSHIP LEADER

WLIT’s will serve alongside our summer worship team and our summer program manager.

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Counselor in Training

While a CIT does not bear quite the full weight of the responsibility of a counselor, CITs are fully involved in the cabin and are the co-pilot for the lead counselor. Each CIT will be paired with an experienced summer staffer who will help guide them in their role. CITs are supported by their co-counselor and SALs. Responsibilities include cabin group leadership, counseling opportunities, and developmentally appropriate spiritual leadership. CITs continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, relational ministry training, and counselor training. Applicants should note that availability of the CIT position is more limited than the other areas.

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Ropes Tech

RIT’s will serve alongside our summer ropes team. They are supported by the lead techs and our challenge course manager. Responsibilities include helping run the ropes activity classes, facilitating team building for Nehi, day camp climbing wall and screamer, and other nighttime responsibilities as assigned (canteen, etc). RIT’s continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. After training in this role, Somas can expect to walk away with competence and confidence in basic ropes course procedures, facilitating team building, and running activity classes. RIT’s must turn 18 by the time their assigned session starts. All RIT’s and ropes staff must attend summer ropes training (dates TBD).

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Audio/Visual Tech

AVITs will serve alongside our worship leaders and audio/visual team. Soundcheck, stage preparation, slide presentation, MCP, Flock Fiesta, chapel, and leadership chapel are the avenues in which AVITs serve the campers and staff. It is through managing the media needs of chapel, amping up the party in MCP Live, and creating an environment conducive to worship for campers and staff that AVITs contribute to the Body. AVITs continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. AVITs should have a basic understanding of analog sound boards, stage set up, and presentation software (e.g. MediaShout or ProPresenter).

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Community Ministries

CMITs serve as counselors in the Colcord Summer Enrichment program. Responsibilities include connecting with kids from the community, supervising field trips, engaging in small group discussion, planning and preparing lunches, and applying one’s unique gifts in ministry. CMITs will work alongside the Community Ministries Summer Staff team and the full-time NLR Community Ministries staff. CMITs generally walk away from their experience with a greater understanding of low-income communities, leading small groups, asking good questions, and sharing the Gospel with a “childlike faith.” CMITs continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. Preferred applicants are highly flexible, patient disciplinarians, and full of compassion.

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Lifeguard

LITs will serve primarily as a lifeguard at both the waterfront and pool. LITs have the privilege of interacting with almost all facets of New Life Ranch whether it is summer camp, staff, day camp, or leadership development. They are fully incorporated into the group of summer lifeguards and will be supervised by the summer Head Lifeguard. Responsibilities include teaching during activity class times, general pool and creek maintenance, lifeguarding when swimming areas are open and other nighttime duties as assigned. LITs will walk away from this experience with a greater understanding of risk management, basic life support, and working in a team setting. LITs continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. LITs will need to be lifeguard certified through the American Red Cross.

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Worship Leader

WLIT’s will serve alongside our summer worship team. They can expect to practice with the worship team, provide vocal/instrumental support to MCP, Flock Fiesta, chapel, and leadership chapel, lead worship when comfortable, and take on other nighttime responsibilities as assigned (canteen, etc). WLIT’s can expect to come away from this role with greater confidence in leading worship and a stronger theology of worship. WLIT’s continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. Candidates should possess some vocal/instrumental aptitude with the desire to grow and develop their theology of worship. Applicants should send in a video playing and/or singing 3 songs (a verse and a chorus for each).

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Canteen Retail

CRITs serve alongside and are supervised by the summer canteen managers. Responsibilities include helping fulfill care package orders, running the mobile day camp canteen, restocking food, drinks, and apparel, general canteen maintenance, and serving guests and taking orders while the canteen is open. By the end of the session, CRITs will have gained a basic understanding of retail operations, good customer service practices, and the operation of the Square point-of-sale system. CRITs continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training and relational ministry training. Preferred CRITs will understand and enjoy organization and customer service.

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Wrangler

While WITs do not bear the full weight of responsibility of a wrangler, they are fully involved in activities surrounding the barn. WITs are supported by the summer wranglers and our horsemanship coordinator. Responsibilities include teaching during activity class times, day camp pony rides, assisting with trail rides, general care of the horses, and help around the barn. Ideally, WITs would observe and assist the first week, co-teach the second week, and lead an activity class the third week. WITs continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. Prior experience with horses is recommended but not required.

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Photographer

PITs are supported by New Life Ranch’s media team and supervised by our media communications coordinator. PITs can expect to spend their days taking photos of activity classes, MCP, free time, cabin challenge, theme days, and leadership development. Quality photos will be posted on New Life Ranch’s website. PITs can expect to develop their photography skills in a professional setting and add to their portfolio. PITs continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. Preferred candidates will have a basic understanding of digital SLR photography. PITs must provide their own camera and submit a photography portfolio to shark@newliferanch.com.

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Maintenance

MIT’s will serve alongside our summer and full-time facilities teams. They are fully incorporated in meetings and morning devotionals. Responsibilities may include general camp maintenance, grounds keeping, barn maintenance, etc., as well as other nighttime responsibilities as assigned (canteen, etc). MITs also have the opportunity to help facilitate Nehi work crews. MIT’s continue to receive training by engaging in Bible memorization, training in Bible study methods, evangelism training, and relational ministry training. Prior experience is a plus but by no means a requirement. Applicants should have a desire and willingness to work within a team structure.

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Frequently Asked Questions


The only way to know is to go ahead and register.
Log into our on-line registration system, and after entering your camper’s details you will see a list of sessions that are available based on your campers’ gender and Fall 2018 grade level. (Please note: Nehemiah Team must be completed before Timothy Team, and Timothy Team must be completed before Soma. If the session you want is visible on the list of available sessions, and you choose it and complete the registration, that means your camper has a reserved spot. If that session has filled, only the wait listed version of the session will be visible for your camper.

What if I see multiple availability options?
That means there is a still a spot available for your camper, but that session is wait listing for other genders, so we want the wait list version to be available to them.

What if the availability status is unclear?
The Bottom line is…

When in doubt, register! If you see the regular version of a session on the list, that means you can choose it.

You will receive a confirmation letter and invoice via email letting you know what session you have been confirmed for and balance due. Other general information including arrival and departure dates and packing lists will arrive approximately a month before your session starts.
If you meet the grade and age requirements then you have the option to apply for more than one level per summer. However, successful completion of each level is required before moving on. If a camper does not complete a level successfully, NLR will not allow the camper to move on and require them to to repeat the previous level. Therefore, it is especially important that the camper understand what they are getting into and the effort that will be required to complete each level.
The answers to the questions allow us to understand why each camper desires to be involved in the program and give important information about the applicant. This is very important to the application process, so, the more thorough the better. Questions should be answered solely by the camper.
Many Nehemiah, Timothy, and Soma Team grads choose to use the time spent serving at NLR to help fulfill service hours for their schools. We will sign off on the following hours for each program:

  • Nehemiah Team – 60 hours
  • Timothy Team – 60 hours
  • Soma Team – 312 hours
  • Leadership Retreat- 3 hours
  • Soma Training- 4 hours
  • Winter Day Camp- 30 hours

If you would like us to sign a service hours form please email or fax us the form provided by your school.
Fax: 918-422-5644
email: registrar@newliferanch.com

For portions of the Nehemiah and Timothy Team experiences campers are divided into separate teams. We do not take requests for teammates because we desire that leadership campers take a step out of their comfort zones.

Reference Forms


Guide to Camp

Here are some things to know now that you are registered for camp!

THINGS FOR ALL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CAMPERS

Camper Emessage

When will my message be delivered?

We deliver messages Monday-Friday around 11am. Any message sent after 11am will be delivered the following day.

Why can’t my camper respond?

We want your camper to have a fully immersive experience at camp, and having them sit in front of the computer to respond to messages would definitely be a distraction! They can always go old-school and send a postcard home!

Nehemiah Team

HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO KNOW SPECIFIC TO THE NEHEMIAH TEAM

Timothy Team

HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO KNOW SPECIFIC TO THE TIMOTHY TEAM

Soma Team

HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO KNOW SPECIFIC TO THE SOMA TEAM