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ages 13-19 only A Team Experience Like No Other
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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.

Contact Information

Curtis and Jenna Whatley, Event Directors -

Survival East

  • Brevard, NC October 20-25, 2019
    Students: $329Parents: $179
Program Director TBA Event Director Curtis and Jenna Whatley

Survival Northwest

  • Keystone, SD September 6-11, 2019
    Students: $329Parents: $179
Program Director TBA Event Director Curtis and Jenna Whatley

Survival East
Registration Opens February 1

  • Brevard, NC Event Date TBD
    Students: $329Parents: $179
Program Director TBA Event Director Curtis and Jenna Whatley

Survival Northwest
Registration Opens February 1

  • Keystone, SD Event Date TBD
    Students: $329Parents: $179
Program Director TBA Event Director Curtis and Jenna Whatley

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.


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What Airport Should I Fly Into?


  • Survival Northwest: Rapid City, SD – RAP


  • Survival East: Asheville, NC – AVL


Survival East

Ridge Haven Camp


Survival northwest

Camp Judson


Bring This

  • Bedding (pillow, sheets, blanket, sleeping bag, etc.)
  • Towel and Toiletries
  • 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
  • Sunscreen
  • At least two pairs of long pants
  • Optional
    • Alarm Clock  (you won’t be using your cell phone)
    • Pocket knife
    • Small survival kit (first aid supplies, fire starting device, compass, ect.)
    • Money for the TeenPact store (optional)
    • Insect repellent
    • 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.


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.


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