YWAM Yosemite

Summit to Sea DTS

Next School Begins: January 10, 2018


This Intensive Missionary Training Program will take your walk with Jesus to the next level.

Be strengthened in faith and character as you push yourself to the limit in this outdoor-focused discipleship program. Spend many nights around campfires and days hiking through the snow-capped mountains of California. As you receive practical Biblical training and then serve as a boots-on-the-ground missionary, you’ll deepen your walk with Jesus like never before.

Build the physical and spiritual endurance you need for a lifetime of following Jesus.

The Summit to Sea DTS uses the outdoors - both land and sea - as a means to train, equip, and send young people into the nations to reach the unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Here's how this 6-month adventure works:


3 Months in Yosemite, California


What's your track?




Snowboarding/ Skiing






Know God Deeper.

You will learn from speakers from around the world about what it means to radically follow Jesus. They'll teach on topics relating to the character & nature of God, Biblical worldview, missions, apologetics, the Bible, and more. Through this journey of deepening in your walk with Jesus, you'll receive one-on-one discipleship, participate in work duties, live in community, engage in worship & prayer, and reach out to our local mountain community.

Your passions meet here.

Ever wondered how your passion for the outdoors and your love for Jesus connect? During Track Week, climbers will hit the crag, boarders and skiers will hit the slopes, and backpackers will venture into the backcountry. Not only will you do what you love with your friends, but you will also practice sharing your faith with that particular outdoor community. Throughout your three months in Yosemite, there will also be on-your-own weekend opportunities to get outdoors, too.

Rather head to the city? Spend the week bringing the Gospel to the most vulnerable in LA or San Francisco.



3 Months of Hurricane Relief Work
in the Caribbean


Bring Hope to the Hopeless.

The 2017 Hurricane season has been one of the most destructive, ever. Homes & livelihoods have been destroyed. Lives have been lost. Yet, no one is too far from the hope found in Christ. You will spend three months serving alongside medical personnel on a YWAM Ship, The Pacific Hope. Helping meet physical needs will be a gateway for you to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those in desperate need of hope.

Get equipped.

We believe that you discover your purpose by serving, not by searching. As you serve, you will discover skills, passions, and gifts that you never knew were within you. During your field training, you will learn how to overcome the inevitable spiritual, emotional and physical mountains you will face wherever the Lord calls you.



Six months for a lifetime of following Jesus.

Wherever you go -- whether in the backcountry, to bring the love of Christ to the most remote regions of the earth, in your community, or for a career -- you will be equipped:

  • To be a disciple of Jesus & make disciples

  • To live a Biblical lifestyle

  • In spiritual disciplines, like prayer, worship, and Bible study

  • To share & defend your faith

  • To live & work in cross-cultural environments

  • To endure & overcome through challenges in life & faith



DTS Costs

Lecture Phase: $3,000

Includes: Housing, food, books, and transportation.

Outreach Phase: $2,500 + airfare

Includes: Housing on the ship, food, in-country transportation, and visas.

Tracks: Cost varies.

You will be responsible for all additional track costs, including: gear, lift tickets, etc.

Don't let the cost of a DTS hold you back! We have never had a student leave because money didn't come in!

Have any questions about fundraising for your DTS? Get in touch with us! Our staff can answer any questions you may have and they have plenty of ideas and resources to help you out!