What is summer project?
Well, think of the best week of your life and multiply that by 10! You will spend about 10 weeks at a beach/resort location-or possibly an inner-city or international site--with students from all over the States, getting to know each other, getting to know God, and learning how to be an effective witness for the gospel. It is truly an opportunity you don't want to miss! You'll build relationships, minister to those around you, and gain a deeper heart for your walk with God. For more information about summer projects click on this link:
Can I get a job on summer project?
For most U.S. projects including Wildwood, yes. Not only that, your job will actually be your main ministry "assignment" for the summer, where you'll learn to connect with folks at your job in order to be a beacon of God's love for them. For international projects, you won't get a job outside the project. If you participate in a Summer in the City (inner-city) project, you'll spend your days serving at inner-city ministry sites, but other projects allow you to get a daytime job to earn some cash to take back to school.
Typical summer project jobs include working at McDonald's, a carnival ride, a t-shirt shop, life guarding at a water park, cleaning hotel rooms, etc. It promises to be a wacky experience! You won't earn loads of money, but you will come away with some income for your next school year and a great supply of cool memories.
How do I get to project?
You can drive to project; but, if you don't have a car, don't fret. You can hook up with other students going to your location and ride with them. We'll let you know how to contact fellow participants after you receive a decision on your acceptance to project. Or you can easily fly to project. No matter where you go on project, many students will have a car and will be kind enough to let you bum rides. Some project housing is located nearby many job locations as well, so you may be able to walk to your summer job. If you're going internationally, you'll meet up with your team in the U.S. and then fly together to your destination.
Where will I live on summer project?
Most projects house their participants in a motel, guesthouse, fraternity house, or dorm-type situation for the summer. At other locations, you may live in apartments. (Wildwood has a huge house that accommodates 40 students, the remaining students live in apartments within a block or two of the project house). You'll probably have several roommates who will hopefully get to know the REAL you! Your Crusade staff at your project will live either with or near you. Living quarters may be a bit tight, and closet space will be limited, but it all adds to the adventure of bonding with your buds!
How do I pay for summer project?
Once a student goes through the application process and receives acceptance, we'll send you thorough information on financial support raising. You'll be able to invite others-family, friends, fellow church members, etc.-to invest in your summer with prayer and finances. We'll guide you with instructions. It is always encouraging to see God bring in the financial support that we need for our summer project staff and students!
The cost of your project - $2,850 per person, plus transportation costs to and from project - will pay for housing, a portion of your food costs, project materials (Bible study materials, notebooks, etc.), and some project activities, such as socials or retreats.
What is a Summer Project Staff Intern position?
This role allows a student with significant Campus Crusade and ministry experience to take on a staff-type leadership position on the project. You'll work with the staff team to disciple students, plan and coordinate project activities, and lead a Bible study. You'll need to be confident in sharing your faith, because you'll train others in doing this. This position will be your full time summer job if you take on this role.
What is the cost for applying to summer project?
The summer project application fee is $25 if you apply online by February 24th and $35 if you apply online after February 24th.
When is the deadline for applying for summer project?
The first deadline is January 24; if you meet that deadline, you will hear a decision regarding your acceptance to project by February 24.
The second deadline is February 28; if you meet that deadline, you will hear a decision about your acceptance by March 28.
If you miss the February 28 deadline, you may still apply. We will continue to accept applications as long as there are available spots on projects.