At Teen Ranch we take the well-being of our guests very seriously and work hard to ensure that our staff provides a safe, fun and challenging experience for your children and youth to thrive in. Convinced that this begins with choosing the right people, each staff member is hand-picked after going through our extensive selection and training requirements.
Potential staff members commit themselves to be part of the vision of Teen Ranch in aiding in the development of youth physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Canadian applicants are then required to prove themselves first as weekend staff. International applicants are recommended through their home camp or church. Selected individuals are invited to fill out an application package including three reference checks and volunteer screening check. They also complete a nine-part Bible study correspondence course.
Our hired staff get a jump start through a comprehensive, pre-camp, highly acclaimed on-line training designed to aid in developing their knowledge in effective relationship building and safe supervision of children and youth. Riding instructors go through a vigorous evaluative training according to Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) standards. Each staff also participates in six days of intense training including health and safety, Teen Ranch service standards, job specific training and solid Biblical teaching.
We are convinced that God has used this process to bless us with outstanding, trained and qualified summer staff.
Rest assured your children are in great hands.
For inquiries about staff, please click here to send us an email and answer the provided questions.