Lake Powell, Utah | June 15-22
Lake Powell is home to some pretty incredible opportunities for hiking, swimming, exploring and adventuring. Located on the border of Arizona and Utah, we will tent camp right on the edge of Lake Powell for a week, while we explore the surrounding area and taking in some of God’s majestic handiwork. Every day we will have a different kind of excursion to a new site, allowing kids to check out the unique landscape of the southwest. Our students will get a chance to check out Antelope Canyon, Rainbow Bridge and Rock Creek Bay, as well as have the opportunity to mountain bike, rock climb and rent canoes.
This trip is all about giving our students a unique opportunity to see a part of the country they probably haven’t before, and to share different experiences with their peers in the youth group. In the past, the adventure trip has been marketed to be a “push-your-limits” kind of week, but we are pivoting this trip to be more about relationships and community building. We will see some jaw-dropping parts of God’s creation and have in-depth conversations about our God together. This trip is meant to be inclusive and inviting for all kids. It may still be difficult (we are going to go for a few hikes in the desert in June) but all students would benefit greatly from coming on this journey with us.
We will also have a greater push for spiritual growth and transformation, talking along the lines of moving through “Spiritually Rich” places to “Spiritually Dry” places, using the testimonies of Adam and Eve, Noah, Israel, Moses, Joseph, Elijah, Jonah, Jesus and Paul to talk about what happens when we move from “the Water to the Wilderness.” Students will have significant time dedicated to worship, devotion and prayer.