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International Trips

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Backpacking Inca Trail To Machu Picchu

10 day trip: June 27th-July 7th
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Costa Rica Extreme Adventure

9 day trip
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Chiapas Mexico Waterfalls (youth)

10 day trip: June 3rd-13th
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Jerusalem Petra Egypt Adventure

10-17 day trip (2023)
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Thailand (SOLD OUT)

10 day trip: June 15th-25th
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Thailand #2

10 day trip: June 27th-July 7th
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Caribbean Scuba & Sail Island Hopping

11 day 10 night trip
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Chiapas Mexico Waterfalls (adult)

10 day trip: May 5-15th
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Mount Everest Base Camp

16 day trip (2023)
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USA Trips

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Alaska Backpacking and Kayak Adventure

11 days
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Wyoming Horseback Adventure

5 day 4 night
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NEWEST ADVENTURE!

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Ultimate East Zion Experience (15-19)

5 day 4 night: June 10th-14th 
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California Rock N Water

5 day 4 night (age 12-14)
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California Rock N Water

10 day 9 night (age 15-19)
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Big Rock Candy Mountain (age 12-13)

5 day 4 night: June 10th-14th
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Big Rock Candy Mountain (age 14-15)

5 day 4 night: June 17-21
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Big Rock Candy Mountain (age 16-18)

5 day 4 night: June 17-21
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Cataract Canyon White Water Rafting “SOLD OUT”

5 day 4 night
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Backpacking Tushar Mountains

5 day 4 night
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Wilderness Survival

5 day 4 night
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Partnered Trips

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Costa Rica Extreme Adventure

9 day trip
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Ultimate East Zion Experience

5 day 4 night (2023)
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Cataract Canyon White Water Rafting “SOLD OUT”

5 day 4 night
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Backpacking Tushar Mountains

5 day 4 night
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Wilderness Survival

5 day 4 night
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Parent Child Costa Rica Adventure

9 day trip
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What to Expect


What to Expect



 

You can do hard things!


Disconnect to reconnect...

Our trips are designed to be hard. When you leave YWE we want you to have more confidence in yourself. This trip will be hard but you can do it! Life can be hard but you can do it!

Phones are not allowed on our trips! We want the youth to be completely unplugged! As you disconnect from the world you will make relationships that will last forever. You will rediscover the happiness that comes from connecting with other people and God.

As we put our trust in the gear, the guides, and the wilderness we will better learn how to put our trust in Heavenly Father and the Savior.

No matter where you are on your spiritual journey you will meet guides, and trip leaders who will love you unconditionally and help you on your path.

At the start of our journey we will be strangers. As we reach our destinations we will have become lifelong friends

Why Wilderness Adventures?

Who Are We?


YWE takes youth, young adults, and sometimes adults all over the world to adventure in the wilderness!

Our trips are AMAZING. However they are more than just Amazing trips. Our trips are designed to help youth come home better than when they left.  They will come home with a greater desire to serve God, with more self confidence, new lifelong friends and a clearer idea of what they will want for their future!

Side Note: Our trips are NOT meant for “troubled youth”. We are not equipped to handle behavioral problems while in the wild. Rather we help kids that want to connect with God and go on amazing adventures.

What is Our Goal?

Our goal is to help youth connect with God through wilderness adventures! While on these excursions the youth will gain confidence in themselves, in Heavenly Parents, and in Jesus Christ.

Our goal is to prepare the kid for the trail, not the trail for the kid. We want the youth to live by faith and not by fear. We want them to understand that there is no growth in the confort zone.

Finally our goal is for our participants to see how awesome life can be when they put down their smart phones, take out the headphones and connect with other people in the outdoors. Disconnect to reconnect!

Wilderness Adventure

All things denote there is a God (alma 30:44) and all things testify of the Savior. (Moses 6:63) As the youth begin to see the hand of God in his creations and through outdoor experiences we belive they will begin to see the Hand of God in all aspects of life.

I Can do Hard Things!

The youth have a lot of “mountains to climb” in their future. Missions, college, work, relationships, questions etc.. There will be times where they want to quit. It will be hard. We have intentionally designed this program to be hard. Our hope is that as they complete these hard experiences they will begin to see and understand that they can do hard things without giving up! (Philippians 4:13)