Leadership Development

What does it mean to be an authentic leader, a leader with integrity?

The pursuit of leadership is a journey often hindered by challenging obstacles and times of self-doubt. It is a journey of the heart, mind, and spirit; a path that few choose to take. Do not be fooled. Leadership is a difficult calling.

There are several programs at Youth Dynamics for leadership development for a variety of age groups. Please join us on this fantastic journey.

Life and Leadership Training

The 6-week Life and Leadership Training (LLT) is an opportunity for juniors and seniors in high school to work closely with staff who use wilderness adventures to share the love of Christ with teenagers. This highly relational and discipleship-based program emphasizes individual and group exploration of culturally relevant topics and present experiences.

Summer Staff

Each year Youth Dynamics hires a select number of young adults to help lead adventure trips for teenagers in the Pacific Northwest as Summer Staff.

Summer Staff opportunities are available at each of our Adventure bases. Each base is unique because of the location and the demographic of people they serve, but they are united by the same heart to help young people discover life with Christ.

If I'm applying for summer staff, what if I can't stay the whole time due to college schedule?

We can usually be flexible with school/college schedules. Please apply or call if you have more questions.

Do I have to have any experience with outdoor adventures to apply?

No, you do not need any adventure experience for any of the leadership development programs that you apply up for. We will train you!

Where will I be staying?

The Life and Leadership and Summer Staff positions are a combination of camping and staying in host homes.

Do I have to believe in God to participate?

The Life and Leadership Training program is for students who want to know more about following Jesus and what the Bible says about leading like He does. Students are not required to believe in God to participate in the program but are required to actively engage in the internship’s conversations and Bible reading components.

Summer Staff positions are for young adults who have a personal relationship with God and want to share that with others.

At Youth Dynamics, we recognize that the questions, learning, or appetite for adventure that a young person desires to experience extends through high school and into their 20’s. The leadership development opportunities are a few options that speak to the heartbeat of the staff who serve with Youth Dynamics. Each of these programs or employment opportunities is full of spiritual mentorship, adventure, and rich community.

Let’s adventure together!

V Youth Dynamics Adventures Oregon

Physical: 2350 SE Territorial Rd, Canby, OR 97013

Mail: PO Box 385, Canby, OR 97013

Phone: 503.692.9070