LEAD is facilitated on school campuses, and the organization resources churches, city government and corporations for our Volunteer Mentor Corps and service projects. Through collaboration with other service providers, our collective impact is maximized. We visit camps across the country every summer to provide a transformative wilderness experience for our LEADers and we consider everyone involved in our mission and vision to be partners in our work.
Yellowstone Academy’s vision is a Houston community where every child, regardless of their economic means, receives an education that cultivates their intellect, nourishes their spirit, and empowers them to create a fulfilling future. We believe that our community flourishes when we are able to realize the potential of all of our children. By providing an academically rigorous, faith-based education, Yellowstone Academy is answering the challenge of the education crisis that faces many economically disadvantaged students.
KIDS ACROSS AMERICA, TABLE ROCK LAKE, MISSOURI
KAA is the largest family of Christian sports camps in the nation specifically designed for urban youth and youth workers. The camps are located in Southwest Missouri on the beautiful shores of Table Rock Lake.
KAA has been called a sports paradise for kids, as well as an oasis for the youth workers that bring them. Over 30 sports and recreational activities are offered. Each day is filled with new adventures and learning experiences. Their mission is to transform urban youth to impact their communities for Christ.
STONEY CREEK RANCH
Campers have the opportunity to try new experiences in the great outdoors. Hanging 20 feet above the ground enjoying the ropes course, blobbing, catching a fish, kayaking, seeing a deer, playing Ultimate frisbee and more. They try new things, grow in self-confidence, and deepen connection with others while hearing that we are eternally loved by God who offers new life to those who trust Him. Relationships grow best through shared experience, so Stoney Creek provides fun engaging activities designed to test initiative, develop perseverance and foster servant-leadership.
AEI BASE CAMP
AEI base camps in Colorado are at an elevation of 10,000 feet! LEAD had an adventure there in 2008 when LEADers were challenged to several day hikes, ropes courses, and summiting a 12,000 foot peak. Located in the grandeur of the Rockies just 45 miles northeast of Gunnison, Colorado the Continental Divide provides spectacular scenery. Their programs are geared to improve and challenge our LEADers physically, mentally, and spiritually.
TETON SCIENCE SCHOOL, KELLY, WYOMING
LEADers and their mentors participate in a 6-day wilderness program at the Teton Science School for the first year of their program. Staff for this program is drawn from the Teton Science School, which has been offering programs in Grand Teton National Park since 1967. The Teton Science School uses the wild lands of Yellowstone National Park, Bridger Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge. They offer experiences in field based, experiential education that fosters an understanding and appreciation of the ecology and unique natural history of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.