Apply for Joshua Project 2021 Today!

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YAA is looking for college students who are excited about serving Jesus in Montana!

The Joshua Program…

  • Takes place in the beautiful mountains of Montana!
  • Is designed for those people who desire to develop as effective leaders.
  • Provides intentional experiences to challenge and deepen your faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Takes place over the course of eight, exciting, adventure filled weeks that you will never forget!

YAA’s Joshua Staff creates the framework by which camp runs. We need Joshua Staff for many different positions!

Camp Counselors are on the front line, with the mot direct impact on campers’ lives! They are on fire for sharing the gospel and giving their 8-12 campers the best week of their summer.

Returning Counselors will maintain the same responsibilities of a first year counselor, but also serve as “camp coaches” to first time staff. They have the opportunity for more responsibility by applying to work as an activity specialist. Returning counselors may be given the opportunity to take a week off of counseling to shadow another position around camp that they are interested in.

Team Counselors are 3rd year and above returning counselors. They know the ins and outs of counseling and will lead a team of 3 other counselors throughout the summer. Team counselors may also be given the opportunity to take a week off of counseling to shadow another position around camp.

Worship Leaders love to lead others through music. We are looking for people who have a passion for leading campers and fellow staff members through songs that will give a glimpse of who Jesus is!

Kitchen Assistants serve the Lord through their time cooking for the campers and staff. Additionally, they learn from our master chef as they prepare thousands of meals! Camp literally couldn’t happen without them!

The Nurse/Health Coordinator keeps us healthy all summer long! They are in charge of overseeing the health and safety of all of our staff and campers so that everyone can enjoy their camp experience.

The Media Team documents all of the fun, crazy, life-changing adventures here at YAA. They capture all of the memories that the campers have, helping them remember their camp experience forever!

The Journalist works as a member of the media team, recording all of the impactful stories that happen at camp! They have a passion for writing and documenting the life changing memories that are created over the summer. May be required to learn basic camera function to support the photographer.

The Maintenance Team works behind-the-scenes to keep camp running. They help make camp a beautiful, safe environment for kids to have a blast. Be prepared to learn skills that you can apply to life!

Timothy Program Leaders spend their  summer leading 20 high school students who participate in our leadership development program. Laugh, cry, and do life with these developing young leaders.

Program Assistants dive deep into everything YAA. They serve the campers by planning all of the schedules, games, and activities. Program assistants are leaders amongst their fellow Joshua Staff.


Questions? Contact our office at 406.763.4727 or send an email to:

** Please Note**

All staff must pass a mandatory Criminal History check. They must also be willing to adhere to the same standards and expectations that guide all of our camp programs. Staff will be hired based upon one’s spiritual walk with the Lord Jesus Christ, maturity, abilities in the field in which they are being hired, willingness to serve, and the desire to become an able leader.

Joshua Staff members have two options for compensation:

Non-reimbursed volunteer. This option does not include financial reimbursement.

Reimbursed volunteer. This requires fundraising to fund reimbursement. YAA will provide guidelines, assistance, and expectations for fundraising.

Everyone will be provided room and board throughout the summer program.

Here’s some experience of previous staff members:

Elyssa Howard | Program Assistant | 2019

You will experience one of the best summers of your life by sharing the gospel with kids, living in community, and making memories & friendships that are so special. God works in mighty ways in the lives of campers, but also is faithful to do a mighty work in you. The best decision I made was saying “yes” to God as he was leading me to serve at YAA.


Tyler Bultena | Camp Counselor | 2019

I felt like I knew all of the Joshuas for years, when in reality I had only known them for a couple of months. I couldn’t have dreamt that I would have gotten as close as I did to my fellow Joshuas this summer. YAA is a place to share God’s gospel of love with kids and a place to grow individually in a strong community!


Mark Glass |  Camp Counselor | 2018

The community here is like no other. It is in a beautiful part of Montana. Be prepared to see God work through you and to invest in campers.


Chase Eckert | Camp Counselor  | 2018

Working at YAA will be one of the most challenging and growth filled summers of your life with community like you have never experienced before.


Brianna Hawthorne | Food Service Assistant | 2018

Working as an assistant in the YAA kitchen shaped my love for service behind the scenes. It wasn’t always glamorous or calm, but laughter prevailed through it all. I really value the times spent around the counter chopping vegetables for salad while enjoying conversation with others who dropped by or belting out one of our favorite songs. It was  a time of growth in my desire to serve, and a time of great fun!


Justin Moore | Timothy Program Leader | 2017

Being on staff at YAA was the most enriching experience in my faith and character. Serving alongside amazing people in an environment that fosters service, care, and growth through challenge was a humbling experience that  showed me more of who God is. God is active and made us for community—with him and other believers. I’ve seen and experienced the Holy Spirit’s work through changes in camper’s hearts, growth in leaders, and in the environment of YAA.


We are affiliated with the Christian & Missionary Alliance

What The Christian & Missionary Alliance believes about God, how He relates to us, and how we relate to Him is foundational in its teachings. The Christian & Missionary Alliance wholeheartedly serves God and the people of His world, based soundly on the Bible. We live and die by these words and believe they bring the only life worth living—one wholly committed to the King Jesus.