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 1982. 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, 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 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.

Upcoming Events and Trips
  • SNOW TO SAND – April 6-10, 2020 Cost: $150
  • RAFT DAY 2020 – June 6, 2020 Cost: $70
  • DESCHUTES RIVER ADVENTURE – July 6-10, 2020 Cost $350
  • SALMON RIVER KAYAK EXPEDITION – July 31-August 6, 2020 Cost $475
  • YOUNG ADULT BACKPACK – August 24-30, 2020 Cost $450

Adventures in Stilly Valley

Weekly Schedule

  • Tuesday: The Spot – Stanwood – 2:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: Mud Hut – Arlington – 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Thursday: Breakfast w/ Jesus – Stilly Diner – 6-7:00am
  • Thursday: The Spot – Stanwood – 2:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Saturday: The Spot – Stanwood – 7:30pm – 10:00pm
  • 2nd and 4th Wednesdays: Rock Club – 3:00-6:30pm  $10

Young Adult Small Group

  • 1st and 3rd Mondays – Ronhaar House – 7:30-9:00pm
Kayak Stilly Valley 2020

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Winter 2013


Cross county skiing, rock climbing, hot springs, and more as we explore Boise, Idaho during spring break.

Date: March 30-April 3, 2020

or April 6-10, 2020

Cost: $150

Age: Middle and high school

Scholarships and fundraisers are available for this trip.


For more information, email Jessica.

Raft paddles up


Come raft the Wenatchee River with us! Cost includes lunch, gear, and transportation.

Date: June 6, 2020

Cost: $70

Age: All ages welcome


For more information, email Jessica.


Raft and climb the Deschutes River with us as we venture to Oregon for this amazing trip! This trip is designed for students entering the 6th thru 8th grades.

Date: July 6-10, 2020

Cost: $350

Age: Middle School

Scholarships and fundraisers are available for this trip.


For more information, email Jessica.

Meet the Stilly Valley Staff