The Salmon River Adventure Base Capital Project

Youth Dynamics is expanding its adventure-based ministry to Grangeville, Idaho—the Salmon River Adventure Base. The project overview is to purchase an existing rafting outfitter business which includes a 1.22-acre property with outbuildings, raft, and camping equipment, and an unlimited Lower Salmon use permit. The project also includes renovating the site for the purposes of providing a launch point for local ministry as well as an equipment and trip prep site for all Youth Dynamics ministry locations.

This opportunity has a three-fold benefit:

  1. The Salmon River is one of Youth Dynamics’ most popular extended adventure trips.  Currently, we run a 6-7 day trip specifically to youth, 2 times a year—up to 5 times with special permissions— from mid-July to mid-August. This project allows the logistical support for Washington, Oregon, and Idaho ministries as well as future ministry expansion into Montana and beyond. Storing equipment, providing accommodations for out-of-state participants, and just 20 minutes from put-in are just a few of the benefits of having this base.
  2. This property includes an unlimited, unconditional permit which allows Youth Dynamics to run as many trips as staffing and equipment allow. Currently, Youth Dynamics has a conditional use permit restricting the age range (youth only) as well as the number of trips. With an unconditional-use permit, the ministry can invite youth on more trips throughout the season, as well as invite current and prospective donors to experience the ministry. This permit allows the opportunity to cast a wider net to a larger population of people and groups, furthering the ministry’s impact.
  3. This property will be the base of operations for many new local ministries located in the central Idaho region. Youth Dynamics is praying for opportunities to expand ministry locations which include Grangeville, White Bird, Clearwater, and the Nez Perce Reservation. 

Donate towards the Salmon River Adventure Base Capital Project!

Funds raised above the goal amount will be used for other phases and projects around the Salmon River Adventure Base. Thank you so much for your support!

The Vision for Salmon River Adventure Base

Stages and Phases

The Salmon River Adventure Base is expanding the ministry of Youth Dynamics and will be the fourth adventure base offering support to the entire ministry. The acquisition, updates, and renovation projects are designed to be completed as funding is secured and priorities are established. The phases listed below are subject to change, however, the vision to have appropriate facilities and guest spaces to further the mission of Youth Dynamics is consistent.

Phase One: Acquisition

The project overview is to purchase an existing rafting outfitter business which includes a 1.22-acre property with outbuildings, raft, and camping equipment, and an unlimited Lower Salmon use permit.

Estimated cost: $303,345

Phase Two: Property Improvements

The project also includes renovating the site for the purposes of providing a launch point for local ministry as well as an equipment and trip prep site for all Youth Dynamics ministry locations.

  • Site improvements
  • Building improvements
  • Pavillion and picnic area
  • New construction – adventure center

Estimated cost: $435,490

Phase Three: Equipment, Furniture, Vehicles, etc.

Future donations will assist in updating, replacing, and rebranding gear and building gear storage solutions, purchasing a large capacity van and bus for transporting to the put-in, a truck for hauling gear, furnishing the buildings for guests, and rebranding the property with Youth Dynamics signage.

  • Gear (replace what is not usable)
  • Gear storage solutions
  • Office: desks, chairs, computers, etc
  • 15 passenger van with branding
  • 25 passenger bus with branding
  • Truck with branding
  • Rebranding (equipment, signage, etc)

Estimated cost: $283,550

Phase Four: On-going Operations

This property will be the base of operations for many new local ministries located in the central Idaho region. Youth Dynamics is praying for opportunities to expand ministry locations which include Grangeville, White Bird, Clearwater, and the Nez Perce Reservation.

Ongoing cost: $

Other ways to contribute:

In-kind donations and volunteer work parties can assist in the completion of several of these projects. If you have a particular skill-set you want to offer, please let us know.

We are gathering a list of materials and have a price list forming as we enter each phase. Please inquire if you have access to materials that can either be donated by businesses or purchased at wholesale prices.

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