Custom Adventure Combo

As you’ve likely noticed, since you’re on our website, we do lots of different types of trips. We run some of the most beautiful rivers in the Pacific NW, climb some of the most epic rocks, hike from stunning vista to lush meadow and all the while challenge pre-conceived notions and provide opportunity for relationship-building dialog. We are here to work with groups to put together trips that best fit their needs, because at the end of the day what we really want to see is stronger relationships, and a group of people who were challenged to know God, and each other, better.

A Custom Adventure Combo is a real life choose-your-adventure. Customize a 2 or more day trip using the elements that YD Adventures facilitates. You even have an option to include a service project! Activities available vary by location.

  • Type: Combo Trip (Rope, Rock, Raft...)
  • Location: YD Adventures Idaho, YD Adventures Oregon, YD Adventures Washington
  • Length: Combo (2-4 days), Extended (5-10+ days)
  • Season: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Group Size: 10 - 50
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Inflatable Kayaking (IK)

If your students like to find themselves in the driver seat, then how about spending the day in an inflatable kayak! Just like a single-person raft, inflatable kayaks are highly maneuverable and exceptionally exciting to navigate. Plus, they present an opportunity for individualized challenge, inviting youth to experience personal failures and victories while encouraging others, and recognizing the Lord as their source of strength.

Trips are available at a variety of skill levels, from glorified lounging to rip-roaring!

  • Type: Inflatable Kayaking, River
  • Location: YD Adventures Idaho, YD Adventures Oregon, YD Adventures Washington
  • Length: Combo (2-4 days), Extended (5-10+ days), Single Day
  • Season: Spring, Summer
  • Group Size: -

Life & Leadership Training

The 6 week Life & Leadership Training (LLT) program is for students that are seeking Christ, yearning for leadership, desiring to serve and experience wilderness based activities. The program runs from July 7 – August 16 and is aimed at students aged 16-19. Some of the adventures that students may experience are: Inflatable Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding, Backpacking, Hiking, Challenge Course, and Mountaineering. Each of the LLT students will be working shoulder to shoulder with our permanent staff, summer staff and volunteers. They will be given chances to serve and lead alongside us as we participate in ministry together.

This is a HIGHLY relational and discipleship based program. The students will be mentored one-on-one and as a group throughout their time with us. There will also be daily worship/devotion scheduled and deep discussions about faith that our staff will craft based on the students needs.

Our heart is to see each student come away from these 6 weeks with a deeper relationship with God, vision for their future, and confidence in their leadership!

Objectives:
To Build character, communication and bonded community.
To Develop a solid faith foundation, Christian worldview and values
To Provide life skills, leadership training and wilderness adventures.
To Cultivate a heart of service and mentoring mindset.
To Advance with vocation and personal mission clarity.

How do I get started?

1. Choose an Adventure Base (Oregon, Idaho or Washington)
2. Fill out the application!
3. Submit the application to the appropriate base.

If you have questions please contact the base you are applying for.

Oregon: jbucher@yd.org
Idaho: rbentley@yd.org
Washington: kkazen@yd.org

  • Type: Leadership Development
  • Location: YD Adventures Idaho, YD Adventures Oregon, YD Adventures Washington
  • Length: 6 Weeks
  • Season: Summer
  • Cost: $1850
  • Group Size: 4 - 6
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Lower Owyhee Kayaking Trip

Spend 6-7 days kayaking 50 miles of Class III rapids through the incredible painted canyons of the Lower Owyhee River, and have the place all to yourself. With beautiful scenery, swift rapids, amazing slot canyons, rustler’s ruins and Native American petroglyphs, the Lower Owyhee is one of the most diverse and inspiring sections of the entire river. Experience depth with your teens during this multi-day adventure.

  • Type: Inflatable Kayaking, River
  • Location: YD Adventures Idaho
  • Length: Extended (5-10+ days)
  • Season: Summer
  • Cost: $425 - $435
  • Group Size: 16 -
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Middle Owyhee Kayaking Trip

Step it up and spend 5 days in the pristine canyons of the Middle Owyhee. Experience the challenge of more difficult rapids as you paddle a truly undiscovered treasure of the Northwest. This trip can be more physically demanding than the Lower and is suitable for ages 16+.

  • Type: Inflatable Kayaking, River
  • Location: YD Adventures Idaho
  • Length: Extended (5-10+ days)
  • Season: Summer
  • Cost: $425
  • Group Size: 11 -
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Payette River Rafting, Cabarton

Enjoy 11 miles of rafting through the scenic and remote Carbarton section of the Payette River. Rapids include “Trestle,” “Francois,” and “Howards Plunge.” Puts in 8 miles South of Cascade, ID and continues 11 miles to Smith’s Ferry. Lunch and shuttle services provided.

Group discount available for over 40 participants.

  • Type: River, Whitewater Rafting
  • Location: YD Adventures Idaho
  • Length: Single Day
  • Season: Spring, Summer
  • Cost: $65
  • Group Size: 10 - 64
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Payette River Rafting, Main

Full Day

This is the best 1-day trip we have to offer! Build relationships with your teens, take on Class III Rapids, and experience an adventure. Lunch and shuttle services provided.

Half-Day

This Main Payette trip, from Banks to Beehive Bend, is typically 2-3 hours in length. Rapids include “Go Left or You’re Fired,” “The Mixmaster,” and “Bennett’s Rock.”

  • Type: River, Whitewater Rafting
  • Location: YD Adventures Idaho
  • Length: 1/2 Day, Single Day
  • Season: Spring, Summer
  • Cost: $40 - $55
  • Group Size: 10 - 64

Portable Challenge Course

Team-building: to go!

We bring the games and initiatives of the low challenge course to your front door, and customize our program to fit the goals and desired outcomes of your group. Your experience may include activities that focus groups on trust, teamwork, balance, communication, problem solving, and spiritual growth.

  • Type: Challenge Course
  • Location: YD Adventures Idaho, YD Adventures Oregon, YD Adventures Washington
  • Length: 1/2 Day, Combo (2-4 days), Single Day
  • Season: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Cost: Prices vary. Call for more details.
  • Group Size: 10 - 50
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Rock Climbing

Join us for a day of rock climbing and rappelling! Encourage your teens as they step over the “edge” into a new level of trust. On our rock climbing courses we take you to some of the most beautiful climbing sites in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Rock days typically include climbing, belaying, rappelling, and a solid time of cheering each other on as you tackle something that is outside of the daily comfort level most of us live in.

  • Type: Rock Climbing
  • Location: YD Adventures Idaho, YD Adventures Oregon, YD Adventures Washington
  • Length: 1/2 Day, Single Day
  • Season: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Cost: $45 - $65
  • Group Size: 10 - 75

Whitewater Rafting

If you’re looking for adventure, quality time, and relationship-building, rafting is for you! It’s fun, it gets you all together in one place, and, well, you’re on the water in a raft!

There are so many rivers to chose from, and our raft trips (as with all our trips) are super customizable to accommodate what your group needs. You can have your trip be only rafting, or throw it in with other adventures for a combo trip.

All the details vary depending on where you’re going, who you’re bringing, and what you’re looking for. Give us a call!

  • Type: River, Whitewater Rafting
  • Location: YD Adventures Idaho, YD Adventures Oregon, YD Adventures Washington
  • Length: 1/2 Day, Combo (2-4 days), Extended (5-10+ days), Single Day
  • Season: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Group Size: -