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June 12, 2023 - June 19, 2023

Adventures in Leadership 2023

Adventures in Leadership (AIL) is a leadership camp for high school students (completing grades 9-11) facilitated by the Northwest Conference to develop and strengthen their leadership skills.

The purpose of this event is to provide student leaders with a Biblical foundation and leadership framework that challenges and enables them to discover an effective lifestyle of Christian leadership, unique to their own abilities and giftedness. Past students have found this week to be transformational in their development.

To access the application packet, introduction letter and AIL flyer, scroll to the bottom of this page and look under Downloads. Applications, references, and a $100 deposit are due by April 13. The deposit will be refunded if the applicant is not accepted. Questions: contact Ginny Olson, Director of Youth Ministry.

Each participant will …

  • Be introduced to various leadership styles, functions and skills.
  • Become aware of personal capabilities (spiritual and natural).
  • Examine characteristics needed for Christian leadership.
  • Learn that servanthood is the beginning and end of Christian leadership.
  • Create a vision of who they can become as a leader.

Program components include:

  • Worship
  • Hands-on Learning
  • Wilderness Training
  • Leadership Inventories
  • Acclimatization Activities
  • 4 Day Canoe Trip
  • Peer Coaching
  • Life-long Memories
  • Team Building Activities

* BE ADVISED: AIL involves high levels of physical, emotional and spiritual rigor.

What they’re saying

“AIL was challenging! However, it really opens doors of understanding. The canoe trip was so much fun and hard. Now having finished AIL I think, ‘Wow, I am capable to do anything when I put my mind to it.'” – Melinda

“AIL is an amazing opportunity to grow spiritually and as a leader. It also is great for making lasting supportive friendships.” – Tyler

“The whole experience was really rewarding for me. I learned a lot of new things about myself and leadership. I met and befriended a lot of new people. It was great and I would definitely recommend AIL to anyone.” – Andrew

“I learned that God can use many different types of leaders for His purposes. We all have different gifts and abilities. God has really used this week to show me how to be a better leader.” – Lizzie


June 12, 2023
June 19, 2023
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Adventurous Christians
81 Bow Lake Road
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States