Pioneer Plunge challenges its participants to grow and mature in their faith while experiencing world class wilderness adventures. Young Life’s adventure camping programs are unique wilderness experiences providing the Young Life mission with resources designed to foster growth in Jesus Christ.
To facilitate belief, growth and maturity in Jesus Christ within the Young Life community.
We do this by providing challenging, small group, wilderness adventures, facilitated by trained and qualified staff, through which God’s word can be heard, experienced, and integrated into one’s daily life.
Out of our desire to encourage belief, growth and maturity in Jesus Christ we are committed to:
Tailored Programming: Providing programming of activities and teaching so leaders can tailor the experience to the specific needs of each group.
Building Community: Creating small group environments which foster Christian community, teamwork, trust, vulnerability, caring, and deeper personal relationships.
Servant Leadership: Developing mature Christian servant leaders by creating an environment where servant leadership is encouraged and modeled by Young Life leaders and camping staff.
Stewardship: Modeling and teaching stewardship of God’s creation through proper environmental ethics and personal practice.
Discipleship: Fostering discipleship and growth in each participant’s personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the study of God’s Word, prayer, worship, solitude and other spiritual disciplines.
Character Development: Promoting self-discovery and building of self-esteem through the use of challenging situations with group and individual support, reflection and setting of goals for the future.
Intentionalized Fun: Providing activities, which build fun and play into the dynamics of the group and each trip’s experience.
Safety: Providing wide margins of safety with all activities, equipment and staffing to ensure the well being of each participant.
Excellence: Striving for excellence in all aspects of management, programming and training in order to operate a quality and effective outdoor ministry which gives God the glory for all that is accomplished.
Equal Opportunity for Participation: Providing equal opportunity for participants physically able to participate through helping in all areas including cost.