Through dynamic experiences, TeenPact seeks to inspire youth in their relationship with Christ and train them to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend the Christian faith, and engage the culture around them. “Changing lives to change the world” is more than a vision statement to us. It’s what we do every day.
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At TeenPact, we believe students learn best by doing. That’s why our State Classes are comprised of focused hands-on leadership training. With classes offered across the nation and for students ages 8-19, young people will quickly discover how to embrace their call as the next generation of leaders through the unique tools, teaching, and opportunities TeenPact provides.
Our Alumni Events take students deeper in their relationship with Christ as they build lasting community and grow through intentional leadership training. While events activities range from meeting legislators on Capitol Hill to team building in South Dakota, the focus is the same – training students to be influential and servant-hearted leaders.
Experience life in the wild with other outdoor enthusiasts. This event is designed to train you in leadership development and team building while equipping you with useful survival techniques and spiritual applications for life.
Are suits and ties or skirts and heels not quite your thing? TeenPact Survival may be just for you! Held in rustic locations across the country, students come together to experience a week of outdoor living as they are challenged to go beyond just surviving and learn to thrive in Christ.
As one of our most popular programs, TeenPact Survival focuses on teamwork and spiritual growth. Working alongside your team, you’ll prepare meals outdoors, participate in competitions, and learn to build each other up. Challenging messages and a week of living immersed in God’s Word and the beauty of nature combine for a powerful experience.
Highlights include worship under the stars, group debrief time, Ultimate Frisbee, and shooting sports. Activities at Survival are fun but purposeful. Using a hands-on approach, students are encouraged to apply lessons to their personal lives.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend, as they enrich the spiritual depth of the week. Parental involvement is voluntary: come to watch and learn, serve alongside our staff, or even contact us prior to the event with outdoor skills (medical training, shooting qualifications, survival training, etc.) that can be shared with the group.
The Survival Blog
Learn more about the Survival experience and vision behind Survival through student stories, event recaps, and thought posts on the Survival blog.
Event Date TBD Students: $329Parents: $179
Program Director TBA
Event Director Curtis and Jenna Whatley
How to get to here. It’s really the most important detail.
For those DRIVING
Please arrive at the camp (locations below) between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Plan on leaving between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. If you are interested in organizing a carpool, please let us know so we can connect you with other students from your area.
For those FLYING
Please fly in between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Plan to depart after 12:00 p.m. TeenPact staff will meet you at your baggage claim when you arrive. Please wear a TeenPact t-shirt to help us find you. We will deliver you back to your ticketing counter for your departing flight.
Bible, notebook, pen (compact if possible as you will need to keep them with you)
Reusable water bottle (something that will hold at least a liter and will hold up for the whole week. A camelbak is appropriate.)
Flashlight (small light or head lamp is best)
Rain jacket (you will need this with you at all times, so sturdy but light weight is best)
Snack to share (Girls bring sweet, Guys bring salty)
Jacket or sweater in case of cold weather
Backpack (just a small day pack will work best. No need to bring a hiking back pack)
Hiking shoes or boots
At least two pairs of long pants
Alarm Clock (you won’t be using your cell phone)
Small survival kit (first aid supplies, fire starting device, compass, ect.)
Money for the TeenPact store (optional)
Small watch (one with a second hand will be helpful)
Camera (you won’t be using your cell phone)
Remember, we will be media-free during this week so plan on leaving your cell phones, tablets, laptops, books, etc in your suitcase during the week.
What to Wear
Dress for the occasion . . . which happens to be a TeenPact event!
To create a distraction-free atmosphere, please bring only clothing that adheres to our Dress Code.
This event is an outdoors event where we will be doing lots of obstacles and activities. Please keep that in mind as you pack casual, comfortable, loose clothes (no skinny jeans, leggings etc.) that you don’t mind getting dirty. Shirts must be able to be tucked in.
Make sure you bring a jacket. The weather can get chilly in the mornings and evenings. You will also need it for first aid training!
Bring tennis shoes that are good for walking, hiking and physical challenges.
Visitors & Parents
Want to experience TeenPact too? Here’s how you can join us.
Parents and other Chaperones play a huge role at TeenPact events and we love having them involved! If you are a parent who would like to attend Survival with your student, register at teenpact.com/events.