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L.I.F.E. Guard is an opportunity available for high school students looking for a
service-based faith experience at Akita. The acronym L.I.F.E. means "Last Is First
Eternal" and comes from Matthew 19:30: "But many who are first will be last, and the
last will be first." This verse is a reminder of the spirit behind the work performed
by this group.
In this program, a small group of high school students will devote seven to twelve days to serving
the camp, campers, and God. By doing much of the behind-the-scenes work that enables
camp to run so smoothly for the campers, the participants learn how to give of
themselves without seeking any credit or praise. The "Guard Experience" is ideal for
campers looking to give back to the place they love and for campers who are looking for
a unique service learning experience.
L.I.F.E. Guard is available for campers entering 10th–12th grades and graduated seniors.
View a printable schedule of all Summer 2017 programs (PDF)
We require at least 4 male and 4 female L.I.F.E. Guard participants in each session in order to create diversity within the group. There are also gender-specific tasks for the participants to complete, such as cleaning the bathrooms and performing maintenance in the hillside cabins.
Due to the popularity of the L.I.F.E. Guard program, we do not allow campers to attend multiple L.I.F.E Guard sessions if there is a wait list for one of the sessions. If this is the case, you will be contacted and asked to pick which session you would prefer to be enrolled in. Note: This limit applies only to L.I.F.E. Guard; you are still permitted to attend a Summer Camp or Akita Backcountry session while also being signed up for a L.I.F.E. Guard session.
Read this document for many more details about the L.I.F.E. Guard progam.
L.I.F.E. Guard Info Packet (PDF)
If you have questions about any of our summer programs, please contact Jill Niswonger at email@example.com or 614.488.0681 ext. 113.