Work Crew Weekend

​Thank you for serving on Work Crew Weekend! We are looking forward to a fun weekend, but please expect to spend most of your time actually working. You will receive approximately 21 hours of community service when the weekend is over, but we do ask you to work diligently during the weekend. Let this Bible verse be your guide: 

"Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ" (Colossians 3:23-24).

We have created a "scoop sheet" and packing list that highlights the main points on this web page. Click the orange button below to download the scoop sheet.

This is a WORK weekend, so you will be spending most of your time working behind the scenes to help the guests have one of the best weekends of their life.  There will be approximately 400 college students at Lake Champion attending their annual Young Life College Getaway. It's sort of like our AYL Winter Getaway but for college students.

Our AYL group will be divided into a variety of tasks. You can expect to work in one of the following areas:

  • Dining Hall Servers (setting up for each meal, serving food, and cleaning after each meal)
  • Pit Crew (washing dishes)
  • Cooks (preparing food)
  • Outdoor Crew (landscaping, pulling weeds, general outdoor work)
Do not plan on having too much "free time." There MAY be an opportunity to use the swimming pool complex, the gym, or the game room, but the college student guests always have first priority in the use of all camp facilities, so we always want to be in the mindset of serving them.

Everyone from AYL will be housed together in special work crew housing, the guys and their male leaders in one cabin and the girls and their female leaders in another cabin. We may also be sharing our cabins with some people who are NOT a part of AYL, so please be nice to them and make them feel welcomed.

We will be serving at Young Life's Lake Champion, located at 247 Mohican Lake Rd. in Glen Spey, NY 12737.  The camp’s phone number is (845) 856-6871. We will be driving to the Work Crew Weekend in vans driven by Young Life leaders.

We will be leaving on Friday, October 5:  

ACADEMIES @ ENGLEWOOD: If you are an A@E student, please bring your luggage to school and leave it in Dr. Hall's classroom (Room 543) before 8:00 AM. We will leave at approximately 3:15 PM.

TENAFLY HIGH SCHOOL: If you are a Tenafly High School student, please drop off your luggage at the Harvesters House, 54 Columbus Dr, Tenafly, NJ, before school starts. After school, please return to the Harvesters House, where we will leave at approximately 3:15 PM

GLORIA LEE: Please try to be at the Academies @ Englewood no later than 3:15 PM

Please do NOT overpack. You will NOT need a lot of clothes since you will be working most of the time. Please put your belongings in a duffel bag, backpack, or anything that is flexible. We will be driving to Lake Champion in vans, so there will not be too much space for luggage. Hard suitcases do not offer much flexibility for storage, so please try to pack your clothes in a flexible bag of some sort.

Make sure you bring the following items so you will be well-prepared at the Work Crew Weekend:

  1. Leisure clothes that you don't mind getting dirty (e.g., gym shorts, sweat pants, T-shirts). Your clothes will most likely get dirty no matter what job you do, so please plan accordingly.
  2. Nicer clothes to wear when serving food (If you are a dining hall server, you don't want to wear your dirty clothes while serving guests, so when it's time to eat, you can change from your dirtier clothes into something nicer, like clean slacks, polo shirt, etc.) 
  3. Swimsuit. We MAY have a chance to go in the hot tub and/or use the swimming pool and water slides, but we are not sure yet, so bring your swimming suit just in case we have some free time to enjoy the pool complex.
  4. Pajamas (or whatever you wear to sleep)
  5. Underwear for 3 days
  6. Flip flops/sandals​
  7. Light jacket for autumn weather or possible​ rain
  8. Hoodie/sweatshirt. The weather at Lake Champion can be very chilly especially in the evenings.
  9. Various Young Life T-shirts because everyone wears YL shirts at YL camp!
  10. Please bring one (or both) of these Saranac shirts: The "Asian Young Life" in a white outlined box black shirt from Saranac 2017 and/or the Asian flags Young Life logo black shirt from Saranac 2018. (On Sunday, we would like everyone from Asian Young Life to wear one of these two black shirts for a group picture. If you do not own one, please let one of the AYL leaders know.)
Please bring one of these shirts to wear on Sunday for a group picture!​​​

  1. Toothbrush
  2. Toothpaste
  3. Shampoo/bodywash
  4. Contact lenses and solution and/or eyeglasses

  1. ​Bible, pen, and a notebook/journal. There will be some time during the weekend for devotions and personal reflection, so please bring a Bible, pen, and notebook/journal. If you do not own a Bible, please let an AYL leader know, and we can get you one.
  2. $25+ for dinner on Friday on the way to Lake Champion & for lunch on Sunday on the way home
  3. Spending money for the camp snack bar and camp store in case you want to buy some food at camp or something from the camp store (The camp store also accepts MasterCard and Visa.)
  4. Laundry bag (for dirty clothing)
  5. Beach towel (for the hot tub/swimming pool if we have an opportunity to use the pool complex)
  6. Small flashlight
  7. Cell phone charger
  8. If you take prescribed medicine, please remember to bring it

You do NOT have to bring bed linens, pillows, a sleeping bag, or a bath towel. These will be provided for you at Lake Champion.  

  • Cell phones will be collected when we arrive at Lake Champion because we don't want you to be distracted by your cell phone while working. Therefore, you will NOT have access to your cell phone during most of the day. You will be allowed to access your cell phone for about 1 hour a day. Please tell your parents that you will not have your phone so they don't keep calling/texting your phone.
  • If there is an emergency, your parents can call Lake Champion at (845) 856-6871 or Dr. Hall at (201) 777-0-AYL.

We should be back in Bergen County around 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 7. The Tenafly van will return to the Harvesters House (54 Columbus Dr, Tenafly, NJ 07670).  The A@E vans will return to East Bergen Christian Church, 320 Beverly Rd, in Teaneck, NJ (This is the place where we have club.)


  1. Emily Chung
  2. Angelina Han
  3. Diane Kim
  4. Arlene Lee
  5. Gloria Lee
  6. Irene Myung
  7. Phoebe Om
  8. Rachel Park
  9. Rebecca Ryu
  10. Anne Sun
  11. Jessica Yoon
  12. Debbie Ham (leader)
  13. Maria Jung (leader)

  1. Alex Ha
  2. Jeffrey Hong
  3. Ethan Jang
  4. Jun Jeon
  5. Andrew Kim
  6. Christopher Lee
  7. Eugene Lee
  8. Jaekyu Lee 
  9. Justin Liu
  10. Stephen Nah
  11. Tim Pak​
  12. Justin Park
  13. Jonathan Seo
  14. Jeffrey Song
  15. Daniel Suh
  16. Andrew Sun
  17. Eric Zhou
  18. Brian Hall (leader)
  19. Gerald Juan (leader)

Assuming you work diligently as you are expected to do, you will receive approximately 21 hours of community service.

Contact any AYL leader or call/TXT us at (201) 777-0-AYL (0295).




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Phone: (201) 777-0295

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