S.A.L.T. Members

S.A.L.T. Members

Service And Leadership Training

Our second step in the leadership program is our S.A.L.T. Members. S.A.L.T. is an acronym meaning, “Service And Leadership Training”. The S.A.L.T. members closely resemble the duties of a Junior Counselor. They are students dedicated to sharing the gospel with kids younger than them. They help out the counselor, by doing what is asked of them, and doing it with diligence and excellence.

The S.A.L.T. Members also help the program director who is in charge of games for the kids to play, by helping set them up to acquire a sense of responsibility and leadership.

Without the S.A.L.T. Members, the counselor would not be able to effectively do their job. S.A.L.T. Members are in charge of the cabin if the counselor unexpectedly gets sick, so they go through similar training as the counselor so we know we can trust them with campers.

Teens ages 16-19 welcome!

S.A.L.T. Members

The S.A.L.T. Members are encouraged to have daily quiet time during the week they work. They are able to do so during the camper's God and I Time, or during a time that has been approved by their counselor and Mr. Jeff.

To pour Jesus into our S.A.L.T. Members, we have a set devotion time during the day (a time that changes due to the schedule that week), that we gather them together and talk about what it means to live a life dedicated to serving Jesus. We want them to know that Ponderosa is a safe place, full of staff members that care for them and want them to grow and flourish in Jesus’ name. 

Building relationships with teens and campers while serving the Lord and bring Him Glory!

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"Being a SALT Member was amazing because I got to share God with kids who wanted to grow in their spiritual walk, or just start their journey with Christ. I got to meet incredible new people who also helped me in my walk. I saw God move in young hearts in so many amazing ways. Being allowed to be part of God's work spreading His word was a real joy for me. I learned so many things, and I hope I can do it again!"

- Ember O'Sullivan

"I enjoyed being a SALT Member because I learned more about Christ, I have fun while doing it, and I built bonds with people. In my opinion, I learned more about myself as a SALT Member than I did as a TEAM Member. Even though sometimes the campers can be difficult, they helped me learn more about myself. My absolute favorite thing about being a SALT Member is Commitment Night (Thursday night). Sometimes the campers will ask me to walk up with them, and say their commitment for them, and that's when I know they trust me, and feel comfortable with me."

-Josh Puckett

"The main reason I like to work at Ponderosa is because I am shown something new about my walk with Christ practically every day no matter how small or big. It might be someone giving their life over to God, or just someone saying thank you. I like being a SALT member because I can talk to the kids when they want to talk to me because I’m usually with them for the entirety of the day. It’s really my favorite thing I get to do all summer."

- Heath Romine