About Stilly Valley Youth Dynamics

Youth Dynamics in Stilly Valley has been reaching out to teens in the Stilly Valley through building relationships and providing life-changing experiences since 1994. Our successes have been significant, measured by the changed lives of individual teens in our community.

Youth Dynamics runs the Mud Hut, a drop-in center for youth in Arlington, the Den in Oso, and the Spot in downtown Stanwood. We also work with local schools, churches, and cities to help offer the youth of our community a place to belong.

Finally, we take youth on adventure trips allowing them to experience something new and different—stretching them to do more and learn that they can accomplish whatever they put their minds to.

High School Ministry:

We have an active presence in Stanwood High School, Lincoln High School, Arlington High School, Weston High School, and Darrington High School.  We offer support to the schools, serve in various leadership and support roles. We are actively seeking staff to help us be present at Lakewood High School and in the Lakewood community.

Middle School Ministry:

We are present and active in Stanwood Middle School and Port Susan Middle School. We are also working with the leadership students at Post Middle School. We are seeking staff to help us have a more active presence at Haller Middle School and Lakewood Middle School.

Young Adult Ministry:

We work closely with young adults in our community, ranging from 18-late 20’s.  We offer a young adult small group, as well as leadership training and opportunities.


We work in our local Rural Community of Darrington, WA. In Darrington, we partner with the local high school to offer mentorship and other activities.

Community Outreach:

The Spot, the Den, and the Mud Hut are drop-in youth centers that offer a safe place for students to hang out, play video games, eat food, and have safe, caring, and loving people in their lives.

Adventures in Stilly Valley

Weekly Schedule

  • Monday: Young Adult Small Group — Mud Hut in Arlington — 7:00- 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday: Lunch with Jesus — Mud Hut in Arlington. 11:30 – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday: The Mud Hut in Arlington — 2:30-5:00 PM
  • Thursday: Adventure Days — Details are posted weekly. 9 am -5 pm
  • Friday: The Mud Hut in Arlington — 1:30-3:00 PM
    • – MIddle School Small Group 1st and 3rd Friday- Mud Hut in Arlington 3:30-4:30 PM
    • – High School Small Group 2nd and 4th Friday- Mud Hut in Arlington 3:30-4:30 PM
  • Saturday: The Spot — Stanwood – 7:30-10:00 PM
  • Last Saturday of the month: The Den in Oso — 7:30-10:00 PM


Kayak Stilly Valley 2020

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Raft paddles up


Three days backpacking the north Cascades and three days kayaking the Methow River.

Date: August 17th – August 22nd

Cost: $350

Age: High School

Scholarships and fundraisers are available for this trip.

For more information, email Jessica.

Stilly Rockclimber Girl Web


Boogie board, rock climb, and raft in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho.

Date: July 18-21, 2022

Cost: $250

Age: Middle School

Scholarships and fundraisers are available for this trip.

For more information, email Jessica.

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Highschool, young adult, and Youth Dynamics supporters trip through Washington, Idaho, and Oregon.

Date: July 31st – August 6th,

Cost: $450

Scholarships and fundraisers are available for this trip.

For more information, email Jessica.

Gracie Beach Camping


Fun, Adventure, and Camping with other Western Washington Youth Dynamics Students.

August 29th-31sst

Cost: $80

Darrington, Washington

Middle School and High School.

For more information, email Jessica.

Meet the Stilly Valley Staff