Jackson steps up to the edge of the frigid, fog-covered water wearing only water-shoes and his swim trunks. It's mid-March and the frost hasn't even melted off their tarps yet. He shoots a glance up the gravel bar past his nine companions and towards the DM instructors-- also in swimwear. Jackson is pretty nervous about being the leader of the day, but knows he must set his group up for success today.
"Everyone ready... on the count of three..." he shouts. "ONE... TWO... THREE!"
The entire group bounds and screams into the water, gasping through icy splashes-- a riot of uncontrolled laughter and clamorous screams.
Challenge Expeditions are like that. Shocking but exhilirating. Eye-opening but uncomfortable. Risky but rewarding. Discovery Ministries instructors function like the best coaches, pushing you to do more and grow faster than you would left to yourself--physically, mentally and spiritually. If you want to firmly establish a team or press your group to a breakthrough, consider a Challenge Expedition.
Group members learn and become responsible for fire-building, cooking, shelter construction, orienteering etc. The group will drop on the river or in the woods to canoe and/or backpack for the duration of the trip. Adventure activities such as low-ropes, high-ropes, caving, rock climbing, rappelling and a 1-3 day solo/fast may be included. Daily reflection, debriefing, personal quiet time, and scripture memory is included.
- Length: 6-21 days
- 6 to 12 participants
- DM provides everything your group needs except clothing