Endurance Summer of Adventure

Endurance Summer of Adventure (ESOA) is an outreach training program that uses a variety of outdoor activities as a tool to share the gospel. The first few weeks of the program will be spent in Lakeside, Montana where you will train, attend lectures, and hone your skills in the outdoors. Topics during the lecture phase include ‘Basics of the Faith’, ‘Bible Study’, ‘Character and Nature of God’ and more. The next weeks are spent on an overseas outreach which will enable the students to utilize their gifts and skills in sharing the Gospel cross-culturally. Each outreach concludes with a debriefing time designed to help students process through their entire experience.

Students in Endurance Summer of Adventure will not only be equipped spiritually, but will gain skills training in outdoor activities as well. During the afternoon portion of the lecture phase, students will spend time participating in outdoor recreational activities and developing outdoor skills-sets applicable to a life of adventure and missions 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. The program will serve to give the students the ability to continue in an outdoor lifestyle.

The Endurance Summer of Adventure seeks to use the outdoors as a door into the lives of people who may have never heard the good news of Jesus. You will be equipped to evangelize and disciple while using the passion for the outdoors that God has given you. Outdoor adventure can provide an open door to the hearts of people who might otherwise be closed off to hearing the Good news of Christ.

*YWAM Montana-Lakeside operates under special use permits with the Flathead National Forest, Kootenai National Forest and Glacier National Park and is an equal opportunity provider*


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Upcoming Schools

  • Summer 2018

    • Start Date:06/18/18
    • End Date:08/08/18
    • Total Cost:USD 3,500
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School Leaders

Matthew Praetzel

Matthew Praetzel is from the small town of Lakeside, Montana. He grew up on the YWAM Base with his parents and two older brothers. Matthew did summer programs in 2012, and then the next year went to do Awaken DTS in Kona, Hawaii in July of 2013. He came home and did a program called DTS Equip, and then immediately started working with Summer Programs. After co-leading the Summer Programs and taking a team to Cambodia in the summer of 2014, Matthew joined YWAM Montana as a full time missionary member in the Sports Department.

Kyla Praetzel

Kyla is originally from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. She did her DTS here in Montana in the fall of 2012 and has been working with the dance department since March 2014. Kyla has been dancing since age 5 and now has a heart to see dance and all art forms to be freely expressed both in and outside of the church.

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YWAM Montana | Lakeside
501 Blacktail Rd.
Lakeside MT, 59922
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