"SOMETIMES THE BEST
PLACE TO BE IS OUTSIDE"
Hopefully, this video of Alijah, one of our Jr. Guides sheds light on what we get to do around here! There's more clarification below, but we think this short clip is pretty awesome!!
If you still have questions, we'd love to have a conversation!
We exist to equip and elevate youth leaders in the way of Jesus from historically under-resourced communities through outdoor adventures.
WE START WITH RELATIONSHIPS
Our staff, mentors, and guides initially meet many of our students through an outdoor adventure trip. We provide these trips as a free service to over 40 partner organizations in our community! These adventures provide experiences that move our students out of their comfort zones which further allows our guides, mentors, and staff to build transformative relationships.
WE MOVE TO RESPONSIBILITY
As students begin to grow as a result of adventures and relationships they receive opportunities to learn about their personal gifts, take advantage of leadership and job readiness training, and finally come alongside and serve with our staff, guides, and mentors as they eventually earn a job with us!
WHY THE OUTDOORS
We believe that the outdoors offers a totally unique space for students to experience an adventure that may be a bit out of their comfort zone!
Most of our activities are so foreign to the students we work with, they have no choice but to trust our staff and mentors. The trust built on these trips creates a foundation for real transformative relationships. Beyond new experiences, the outdoors provide a fresh look at creation and often leads our students to consider its creator.
Because we are a Christian ministry, we believe these experiences parallel Biblical experiences in the wilderness and provide students a backdrop to learn more about their own faith.