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CranHill is seeking dedicated students aged 15-17 to embark on a transformative 3-week journey of service, discipleship, and leadership training. As an ACTS (A Call to Serve) participant, you'll have the chance to make a meaningful impact while growing in your faith.

What to Expect

During your time with us, you'll serve as a volunteer in various areas, including horsemanship, adventure activities, aquatic programs, youth programming, and fulfilling operational needs. This comprehensive experience will empower you to learn, serve, and lead within the CranHill community.

Each participant will receive lodging and meals for the entire duration of their stay. This opportunity serves as a stepping stone towards potentially becoming future summer staff, equipping young individuals with the faith and skills to make a lasting difference in the world for Christ. Join fellow believers as you work side by side, leaving an enduring impact on the lives of campers and families.

There is no cost to participate!


ACTS (A Call to Serve) participants register for one of three 3-week sessions. Participants arrive on Saturday, serve 3 weeks, and leave on Saturday. Each week will have a different focus: 

  • Week 1: Skills Training and Service

  • Week 2: Service and Leadership Development

  • Week 3: Leadership and Sending



  • Session 1: June 15 - July 6

  • Session 2: July 6 - 27

  • Session 3: July 27 - August 17


Participants will serve in different areas of the ministry: 

  • Ranch Hand (Barn): Feeding and watering horses, prepping horses for trail rides and wagon rides, grooming animals, cleaning stalls and petting farm areas, assisting with programs.

  • JCL (Junior Cabin Leaders): Assist Cabin Leaders with the supervision of campers, help lead games.

  • Activity Team (Adventure, Beach, Crafts, Games, Events): Assist with facilitating activities, setting and cleaning up games and events, maintain activity equipment.

  • Support Crew (Kitchen, Maintenance, Accommodations, Store)

    • Kitchen: Prepare dining room for meals, serve food and drinks, clean dining room and kitchen, assist with food preparation, wash dishes and pots/pans

    • Maintenance & Grounds: Maintain lawns and flower beds, split and bundle firewood, clean firepits, assist with work projects

    • Accommodations: Clean and maintain facilities, sweeping, mopping, laundry, trash removal

    • Store: Serve guests, manage inventory, run register, scoop ice cream, clean and maintain building.



Our goal is for participants to leave the ACTS Service Team program transformed and strengthened in their faith, joyfully serving the Savior. Through their service, they'll not only support the transformation of others into the image of Christ but also experience the power of Christ working within them.

To discover more about the ACTS Service Team, please reach out to our office at 231-796-7669 or via email at Join us on this incredible journey of faith and service!

Applications Are Now Closed

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2023 ACTS Session 1


2023 ACTS Session 2


"I had a great experience participating in the ACTS group. It gave me the opportunity to not only hang out with campers but watch them be transformed over the week. I had the opportunity to watch some of my campers accept Christ for the first time and/or recommit their lives to Christ. I got to experience what pure joy looks when I was with the friendship campers. Overall I had a great experience and I loved volunteering at CranHill especially because I have had so many good memories there as I’ve grown up. It was a great chance to give back to the place that gave me all of those amazing experiences as a camper."  ~Lilly

"I really enjoyed getting to know the full time staff as well as the summer staff. This was a great experience and just a lot of fun. I have made a lot of friends there and I am very thankful I got this experience. Something that was challenging for me in these three weeks was leaving so soon. I made so many good relationships and it was hard to say goodbye. The ACTS program was a life changing experience for me, I enjoyed it very much and would recommend others to do this program too." ~Riley

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