The Salmon River Adventure Base

Youth Dynamics expanded its adventure-based ministry to Grangeville, Idaho—the Salmon River Adventure Base. This purchase was of an existing rafting outfitter business, including a 1.22-acre property with outbuildings, raft, camping equipment, and an unlimited Lower Salmon use permit. The project also includes renovating the site to provide a launch point for local ministry and 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 Dynamic’s most popular extended adventure trips. This project allows the logistical support for Washington, Oregon, and Idaho ministries and 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. With an unconditional-use permit, the ministry can invite youth on more trips throughout the season and 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 in the central Idaho region. Youth Dynamics is praying for opportunities to expand ministry locations, including Grangeville, White Bird, Clearwater, and the Nez Perce Reservation. 

The Salmon River Adventure Base

The Salmon River Adventure Base is located in Idaho. This adventure base will support all other adventure bases and the entire ministry. Below is an outline of the stages Youth Dynamics’ took to acquire the Salmon River Adventure Base and the steps we have left to take.

Phase One: Acquisition

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

DONE!

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 New Meadows, Grangeville, Cottonwood, Craigmont, Kamiah, Kooskia, and Riggins which has already started.

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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