Leadership Pursuits

Identity – Adventure – Vision

During the course of 12 Days, from August 1-12, 2019, our staff spends time walking through life stories, values, and team building activities to help each young leader understand where their identity lies and how to work well with a team. Then through the use of outdoor adventures such as backpacking, rock climbing, inflatable kayaking, mountaineering and horsemanship we are able to challenge these young leaders. Not only will these adventures create lifelong memories but will also provide a place for each student to process their life and practice leading. Our hope is that each student will come away with a better understanding of their Heavenly Father and vision for their future.

We use the applications from students who are attending each year to shape the course area, activities and conversations during the 12 days. This program is designed for students ages 16-19. When students arrive they will partake in a program that will speak directly into their current life situations. Whether a student has never heard about Jesus, grew up in the church or was raised by missionary parents doesn’t matter to us. We just want to take them on a grand adventure to show them that knowing their identity, experiencing adventures and codifying vision for their future can be the first steps of great leadership!

Click here to download the Leadership Pursuit application form.

  • Type: Leadership Development
  • Location: YD Adventures Washington
  • Length: 12 Days
  • Season: Summer
  • Cost: $850
  • Group Size: 6 - 9
  • Features: leadership focus
Application Form Inquiry Form

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!

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
Application Form Inquiry Form