We are so excited that you are considering involvement in Stillwood’s Youth Development Programs. We believe that all youth need and deserve the opportunities and encouragement to fulfill the design that God has created for them. YDP is exactly that. YDP provides the atmosphere and resources for youth aged 14-18 to discover more about themselves and who God has created them to be. With a mixture of work experience, waterslides, and leadership training, it is our hope that through this program youth will develop the skills and abilities to grow into adulthood with confidence.


EXPLORE Overview

This program is for students going into grades 9 to 11. In this development program youth will explore what a life fully committed to Christ looks like. They will also begin to explore concepts of leadership. They will explore these topics in both an individual and community setting. This is a great position for anyone who would like to grow as an individual and get a taste of what it’s like to work at camp. It’s modeled after Christ’s servant attitude and, while not always glamorous, is needed in order for our camp to function. EXPLORE participants will work an average of six hours each day in either the food service, housekeeping or maintenance departments, acquiring food safe and WHIMIS training in the process. The remainder of the day will be spent doing basic leadership training, discipleship, activities, and having a ton of fun!


ENGAGE Overview

This is a leadership training and development program for students going into grades 11 and 12. Participants will engage in personal, communal and leadership development. They will spend a total of seven weeks at camp, including two weeks in a cabin as a cabin leader. Participants will be challenged spiritually, emotionally, mentally and even physically as they discover how they are best suited to lead and interact with campers. Acceptance into this program also gains them automatic inclusion into Stillwood’s year-round discipleship program which will be outlined in more depth during their time at camp.