YWAM Yosemite

DTS is a 6 month adventure in discipleship & missions.


Lecture Phase


During your three month lecture phase, you'll live at our campus, located just 20 minutes from Yosemite National Park. You will learn from speakers from all over the world about what it means to follow Jesus. You'll grow in a discipleship community, explore the Sierra National Forest, and engage in local outreach.

You will be challenged mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as you encounter hard questions about what it means to follow Jesus.

Outreach Phase

For your outreach, you'll head overseas to one of our Focus Nations, where you will live in a new culture, as you serve as the hands and feet of Jesus to many who have never even heard His name. Your faith will be tested and strengthened as you experience the adventure and excitement of living out your faith.

Your DTS will equip you to live radically for Jesus, as you live on mission wherever He calls you!



Fall DTS: Starts Sept. 13th


To His disciples, Jesus first said,

Come, follow me.

Then He said,


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DTS Cost

Don't let the cost of a DTS hold you back. We have never seen a student leave because money didn't come in! Allow our staff to answer any questions you might have about fundraising for your DTS. They have plenty of ideas and resources. 

Check Out Our Previous Outreaches 


Student Testimonials 

From breaking free from lies & learning how to walk in my true identity, to sharing the gift of freedom with refugees in Greece - DTS has shown me that a life spent running after Jesus is far from ordinary. I have realized the raw joy, pure truth, & nation-changing power of the simple Gospel. God has shown me time and time again about what it means to be a co-heir of His Kingdom. DTS was a life changing experience of spiritual, mental, & emotional growth.
— Brooklyn M. (Indiana, U.S.A.)
I have to say that moments from my DTS Outreach were some of the most beautiful times of my life. It’s strange to think that it took a massive trip across ten time zones to work with refugees before I truly realized the value of the Church as Christ’s bride, before I realized that here, in the local body of Christ, lies his chosen method for loving outcasts into his Kingdom. DTS gave me the community, the experiences, and the theological space to have this realization; this beautiful, cosmic collision of my convictions with the realities of a broken people and a world in exile.
— Joe S. (Ohio, U.S.A.)
DTS opened up my eyes to the importance of the Gospel. It ignited a flame and passion to reach the lost and hopeless, and to show Jesus’ love and truth to those who may not even realize their thirst for a living God. It has taught me to pursue that which is eternal, because nothing else lasts.
— Kiersten E. (Minnesota, U.S.A.)


to be ruined
for the ordinary?