About Youth Dynamics Adventures Washington

At the heart of Youth Dynamics Adventures is the desire to encourage youth in the Pacific Northwest to discover life in Christ by using adventure and creation as a means to inspire growth and transformation. 

Located at Stonewater in Plain, Washington, Youth Dynamics Adventures Washington adventure through the beautiful landscapes at the base of the Cascade mountains. Whether it is a day of climbing on rugged granite in Icicle Canyon or hitting the white water on the Wenatchee River, all of our experiences are custom and created for each group. Our goal is to help spur your group toward greater and deeper connection and correlation to faith and life with Jesus.

Program Design

If your group is looking for high adventure or low-risk challenges, Youth Dynamics Adventures Washington can help facilitate a trip to meet your goals. No matter what level of adventure you choose, your trip becomes a launch point toward transformation. Our staff will equip you to provide the essentials (e.g. gear, food, equipment, training, insurance) and will work with your group leader for programming and other logistical needs. In addition, our staff will provide the technical and professional skills to provide a safe and life-changing adventure. Our goal is to assist you to build a custom facilitated experience for your group that has the opportunity to be life-transforming and memorable. Whether you are trying to create unity in your church youth group or build community in your school, group home, or youth-related organization, we are with you.

Guest Paddler on the River

It’s rafting season again! Each year we train new raft guides for the upcoming season! Come join us for a discounted day of rafting on the Wenatchee River! The amount you pay as a guest paddler goes directly into our scholarship fund for students!

Life and 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. Students will have the opportunity to experience incredible adventures while they wrestle with deep questions of identity, create lasting relationships and create a vision for their future.The program runs from July 7- August 16!

Summer Staff

Want a summer job with lasting significance? Our summer staff are a vital part of our ministry. We train our guides from the ground up as you work alongside staff to design the ministry program for each trip. At the end of summer you will walk away with community and experiences you cannot get just anywhere!

Washington Adventure Trips

  • All Trip Types
  • Backpacking
  • Challenge Course
  • Combo Trip (Rope, Rock, Raft…)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Horse
  • Inflatable Kayaking
  • Leadership Development
  • Mountaineering
  • River
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Whitewater Rafting

2-4 Hour Horseback Rides

Spend time with your teenagers while horseback riding at Stonewater Ranch. With miles of trails leaving right from Stonewater as well as a covered arena for inclement weather days. See God’s creation first hand. From a one day trip, you can begin to think about running a week-long trip in the backcountry, where the experience…

Trip Type: Horse
Trip Location: Adventures Washington
Trip Length: 1/2 Day, Single Day
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Backpacking

Wherever you’re headed you can be sure your group will walk away changed as they learn basic map and compass skills, backcountry cooking, and how to camp in the wilderness using Leave No Trace principles. Beyond these learning basics, your students will gain the experience needed to be good leaders and followers. Spend a short…

Trip Type: Backpacking
Trip Location: Adventures Oregon, Adventures Washington
Trip Length: Combo (2-4 days), 4-6 days
Trip Features:

Custom Adventure Combo

Youth Dynamics Adventures does a lot of different types of trips. We adventure on some of the most beautiful rivers in the Pacific Northwest, climb some of the most epic rocks, and hike from stunning vista to lush meadow—all the while challenging preconceived notions and provide an opportunity for relationship-building dialog. Our goal is to…

Trip Type: Combo Trip (Rope, Rock, Raft…)
Trip Location: Adventures Idaho, Adventures Oregon, Adventures Washington
Trip Length: Combo (2-4 days), Extended (5-10+ days)
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Custom-Built Challenge Course

Through the team building challenges, your group will work together, play together and hold each other up… literally! Our facilitators will guide your group in connecting their experiences in the moment to the bigger picture of their lives. Adventures Challenges are more than just “team-building experiences.” They enable students to discover each others’ unique gifts…

Trip Type: Challenge Course
Trip Location: Adventures Washington
Trip Length: 1/2 Day, Single Day
Trip Features:

Horse Trips

Spend 5 days connecting with your teens as they spend the week relating with a four-legged, very powerful, gentle, and loving horse. Teens will learn the art of caring for their horse, proper etiquette, and how to ride in the incredible backcountry of the North Cascades. You will camp near streams, wander through the forest,…

Trip Type: Horse
Trip Location: Adventures Washington
Trip Length: Extended (5-10+ days)
Trip Features:

Inflatable Kayaking (IK)

If your group likes 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 victories – and failures – while…

Trip Type: River, Inflatable Kayaking
Trip Location: Adventures Idaho, Adventures Washington, Adventures Oregon
Trip Length: Combo (2-4 days), Extended (5-10+ days), Single Day
Trip Features:

Leadership Pursuits

Identity – Adventure – Vision During the course of 12 days, from August 1-12, students spend time with our staff walking through life stories, values, and team building activities to help each person understand where their identity lies and how to work well with a team. Students are then challenged through the use of outdoor…

Trip Type: Leadership Development
Trip Location: Adventures Washington
Trip Length: 12 Days
Trip Features: Leadership Focus

Life & Leadership Training

The 6 week Life & Leadership Training (LLT)  is an opportunity for young adults to work closely with stateside missionaries who use wilderness adventures to share the love of Christ. During the six week internship students will experience discipleship, adventure, challenge and leadership!  The program runs from July 5 – August 16 and is aimed at…

Trip Type: Leadership Development
Trip Location: Adventures Idaho, Adventures Oregon, Adventures Washington
Trip Length: 6 Weeks
Trip Features: Leadership Focus

Mountaineering

Unplug from society and reawaken your dreams in the legendary terrain of the North Cascades. Share an adventure in climbing one of the many glaciated peaks or volcanoes and alpine rock. Renew relational bonds and create memories that will stand as landmarks – like those mountains – for years to come. A 4½-day Mountaineering trip…

Trip Type: Mountaineering
Trip Location: Adventures Washington
Trip Length: 4-6 days
Trip Features:

Peak to Paddle

This 5½ day backcountry course is designed for groups looking to live in community, build relationships, and focus on the principles and practice of leadership. Come alive and experience authentic community through sharing the same experiences and overcoming challenges together in the beauty of the wilderness. Nestled in the heart of the cascades is our…

Trip Type: Combo Trip (Rope, Rock, Raft…)
Trip Location: Adventures Washington
Trip Length: Extended (5-10+ days)
Trip Features: Leadership Focus

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.

Trip Type: Challenge Course
Trip Location: Adventures Washington
Trip Length: 1/2 Day, Single Day, Combo (2-4 days)
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Rock Climbing

Join us for a day of rock climbing and rappelling! Encourage your group 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…

Trip Type: Rock Climbing
Trip Location: Adventures Idaho, Adventures Oregon, Adventures Washington
Trip Length: 1/2 Day, Single Day
Trip Features:

Salmon River

Spend 6½ days in the basalt canyonlands of the Salmon River, famous for being the “longest free-flowing river in the lower 48″. Your group will experience the freedom and fun of white sand beaches and roller coaster rapids. Great meals and evening discussions help to tie together the memories that will last a lifetime! We…

Trip Type: River, Whitewater Rafting, Inflatable Kayaking
Trip Location: Adventures Washington, Adventures Idaho
Trip Length: Extended (5-10+ days)
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Wenatchee Whitewater Rafting

The Wenatchee River is one of the most popular “class III” rivers in the state and has been ranked in the “top 10 of the U.S.”. Join us as we wind our way through the mountain and desert landscape. We offer single day trips May through mid-July.

Trip Type: River, Whitewater Rafting
Trip Location: Adventures Washington
Trip Length: Single Day
Trip Features:

Whitewater Rafting

If you are 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! Whether you book a trip in Idaho, Oregon, or Washington, there are so many rivers to chose from. Each raft trip is…

Trip Type: River, Whitewater Rafting
Trip Location: Adventures Idaho, Adventures Washington, Adventures Oregon
Trip Length: 1/2 Day, Single Day, Combo (2-4 days), Extended (5-10+ days)
Trip Features:

Winter Adventures

The air is still, the sky blue and the ground is white with snow… we’ve got the gear that helps you tread, float and slide across the winter landscape. You and your team will spend time talking, falling, and playing in the snow. Experience the imagination of our creator amidst the surrounding winter beauty! A…

Trip Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing
Trip Location: Adventures Washington
Trip Length: 1/2 Day, Single Day
Trip Features: