At the heart of Youth Dynamics Adventures is the desire to encourage youth and young adults to discover life in Christ, using adventure and creation to inspire growth and transformation. In Oregon, we invite you to step out into the beautiful spaces that make up our backyard. Challenge gravity while enjoying the panoramic views of Smith Rock, Mount Hood, and the Columbia River Gorge. Explore the twists and turns of the powerful Clackamas and Deschutes rivers. Cheer through the wild parts and take advantage of the water’s quiet moments to listen and join in important and deep conversation.
Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking
Experience the rivers of the Northwest from the backyard jewel of the Clackamas River, to the colossal canyons of the high desert Deschutes River canyon. God made these amazing places full of adventures to discover!
Mountaineering and Rock Climbing
The challenge of elevation, the risk of exposure, and the uncertainty of wilderness have always created an ‘edge moment’, a stretching experience. The beauty and grandeur of Smith Rock, Bulo Point, and the trails around Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood offer these opportunities for challenge and growth.
Hiking and Backpacking
Taking a few days to unplug from technology, pack everything into a backpack and experience the majesty of God’s creation is one of the best decisions that you can make! The conversations are real, the scenery is gorgeous, and the quiet moments with God are unparalleled. Choose the desired length of your trip and we will help you find a course area to suit your group.
Team Building and Challenge Course
Our facilitators and guides customize these experiences for each group for powerful experiences in trust, communication, leadership and so much more. Learn what commitment is, exercise and develop the skills of successful teams, step outside your comfort zone. Few experiences offer as much growth in such a short amount of time.
Custom Adventure Combo
Variety is the spice of life. The most memorable adventure for you might be the one with several different elements combined into one. Choose the length of your desired trip and we will help you customize an experience that fits your goals and objectives. A great choice for team building, trust, and building relationships.
Whether you are in high school or college, we have opportunities for you to grow spiritually, ask hard questions, serve others, and experience real-life leadership. Through adventure-based learning, we take the important lessons of leadership beyond the classroom with a variety of lengths of courses.
Although snowy days in the Willamette Valley are a rare event, that quiet white blanket does exist, as our guides lead the way. We will take you to those higher elevations where precipitation comes in forms other than liquid, from a day at the slopes, to one spent trekking along a beautiful mountain trail in shoes made for snow. It’s a day you will long remember.
Training and Certifications
Wilderness First Aid and CPR training are available through courses taught by certified American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI) and Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) instructors depending on location. This is practical medical learning for all experience levels. Learn to think critically during emergencies in unconventional settings and gain the skills and confidence to manage the unpredictable.
Love Youth Dynamics Adventures and how you all do things. Thank you so much for accommodating us during this crazy time! It was the highlight of many students’ year.
Dave shared the gospel beautifully for our group, and even though most of them are believers, I think it was a really powerful moment to be reminded of what they believe.
You did awesome! I can’t wait to work with you again in a few weeks. My leaders who had never met you mentioned how impressed they were, focusing on safety and your ability to integrate faith discussions into our adventure. My staff on the girls’ boat was especially impressed with Jeremy’s ability to ask questions…
This trip exceeded my expectations!