Living on-site with accommodation and food provided, along with road
trips once a month, and nighttime activities every couple of weeks. In
addition to this, you will have 1 day a week set aside for your personal
discipleship and growth as a group of interns. This will include a
devotion, a bible study, a different practical life skill every week,
team building activities and games, and sometimes serving in the
From early February, we will begin with a 2-week Orientation course,
including a Culture Club induction, a team building day, along with a
variety of other activities.
During the school terms, you will experience several
rotations within the different staff teams at Totara Springs (Ministry,
Property, Instructing, Catering, Sports and Housekeeping). It is here
that you will dive head first into daily camp life, learning valuable
practical skills as well as being an essential part of a team.
Every school holidays, you will be an integral part of our programmes
(Easter camp, Day camp, Kids and Teens camps) in a variety of different
roles. Then your year will finish with 6 weeks working as Summer Staff,
during our busiest ministry season of Family Camp, Teens Camp, Kids
Camp, Day Camp and Elite Sports Camp.
During Terms 2 and 3, you will be immersed in intermediate schools
sports camps, whether it be as referees, scorekeepers, or general
For those who choose to, there is also the option of doing the
Springs Internship in conjunction with Pathways College. This is a 1
year Certificate in Biblical Studies alongside this internship, where
you have 6 one-week long block courses, 1 day per week set aside for
study and regular assignments.
In addition to this, there will also be a week-long mission trip
within the region, as well as a weekend tour to Northland to learn about
the impact of missionaries and the gospel on New Zealand history.