Wilderness experiences played a crucial role in the Biblical story and continue to play an important part in the faith stories of many of God’s people today.  Join other Youth Directors from across the country for an experiential week of exploring how a wilderness trek will impact your personal faith journey and the faith formation of youth you work with.  This 6-day adventure in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains is filled with four days of backpacking and white water rafting.  Worship and Bible study are integral to the daily schedule and help you process the experience and “take it down the mountain.”

Program, food, lodging, permits,and equipment are all included in the $185 trip fee. Don’t miss this amazing continuing education experience! The trip is designed specifically for Youth Directors and Pastors working with youth.  It’s limited to the first 13 people to register.

Transportation from area airports is not included, however we will facilitate ride sharing with other participants.


This is an experience for Youth Directors and Pastors wanting to explore how wilderness experiences can help people grow in their faith.  All participants are required to have a Physical Exam completed withing 12 months of the trip.

DATES:   August 5-11, 2018

2018 FEE
$200 includes program, food, lodging and equipment
($100 non-refundable deposit required to register)

Sunday —
3:30 arrival at RTLC, Orientation, Dinner, Worship, and Packing

Monday — Head out on trail, backpack into a mountain lake, Set up Basecamp

Tuesday — Day hike options around the lake or to a mountain Peak, camp at Basecamp

WednesdayDay hike options around the lake or to a mountain Peak, camp at Basecamp

Thursday — Break camp, Sacred Silence, hike out and return to RTLC

Friday — Morning whitewater rafting trip, BBQ lunch, departure by 1pm (plan flights from Denver for after 5pm)


You will be directed to create an account, then select Summer and Family Camp, Youth Director Compass Points

For more information, please email us or call, 719-276-5233.