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SUMMER trip leaders


LEADERTREKS TRIP LEADERS SERVE AS MISSION TRIP SITE MANAGERS.

This role is designed for juniors and seniors in college, recent college grads, and teachers.

your role as a Summer trip leader


PARTNER AND COMMUNICATE WITH YOUTH PASTORS

LEAD NIGHTLY BIBLE STUDIES AND TEAM DISCUSSIONS

DEVELOP STUDENTS AS LEADERS AND DISCIPLES

COORDINATE SERVICE PROJECTS AND OUTREACH EVENTS

MENTOR YOUR SUMMER INTERN

experience spiritual growth


  • Daily Bible Study
  • Develop Your Prayer Life
  • Use Your Spiritual Gifts
  • Embrace Evaluation
  • Initiate Spiritual Conversations

develop your hard skills


  • Teaching
  • Facilitating Discussions
  • Coaching
  • Budgeting
  • Planning and Organizing

hone your soft skills


  • Creativity
  • Adaptability
  • Community Building
  • Collaboration
  • Problem-solving

a day in your life as a Trip leader


YOUR SUMMER AT A GLANCE


memorial day weekend

Summer kicks off on Memorial Day Weekend with an all-staff training trip.

JUNE AND JULY

Each week of June and July one youth group team will arrive on a Sunday afternoon and leave on Saturday morning.

With the help of your intern, you’ll lead each week of trips.

august

Trips will come to a close after the first few weeks in August. Then the staff reunite for a debrief experience.

You’ll worship together, tell stories, rest, eat great food, and have a ton of fun.

YOUR SUMMER STIPEND


We ask trip leaders to raise their own salary, up to $6,000. Once you arrive, all of your expenses are covered.

Here’s why we ask you to raise support:

We’re committed to providing high-quality programs. We want the projects we work on to be useful, meaningful, and characterized by excellence. Our commitment to lasting impact makes our trips more costly to run. Your willingness to raise support allows us to lower our trip costs to make them accessible for more students and churches.

So, before you write us off, here are 3 things to consider:

#1. We raise support, too. So we’ve got the tools to train you and help you along the way.

#2. We cover your costs for the entire summer. Throughout the summer you won’t pay for your food, housing, gas, or even your favorite snacks.

#3. You’ll make more than a traditional summer job. Do the math. Chances are you’ll make and save more money during a summer with LeaderTreks. Plus, you’ll have way more fun than the usual 9-5 grind.

where you’ll serve


have a question? schedule a call with a member of our team.


dan colwin

Director of trips

I’m Dan. My hometown is Fond du Lac, WI.

I graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Education.

I’VE LED TRIPS IN: Kentucky, Montana, Wyoming, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Arizona, Tennessee, Illinois, South Carolina, and Georgia

MY FAVORITE PART OF A DAY ON TRIP IS: Team Time! I love seeing students unpack the Bible together.

OLEVIA SHAFER

MISSION TRIPS MANAGER

I’m Olevia. My hometown is Palisade, Colorado.

I graduated from Western Colorado University with a degree in English and Teaching. I was a middle school teacher before returning to school and graduating from Wheaton College with a masters in Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Leadership.

I’VE LED TRIPS IN: Louisiana, Illinois, and Texas

MY FAVORITE PART OF A DAY ON TRIP IS: Students taking ownership and initiative during an activity!