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.
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.
Join us at the manliest Alumni event we offer–TeenPact Venture! Enjoy the all-inclusive campus of Fort Bluff, the panoramic mountain views, rustic beauty of the lodge, flag-football, incredible sessions, and Christ-centered brotherhood. Participate in the night games, grow as a team, ask tough questions, and seek the scriptures for the truth of Biblical masculinity.
At a time when societal standards for young men are declining, TeenPact Venture presents a challenge – for young men to be unshakable leaders characterized by integrity, humility, and wisdom. This event is a week for guys to explore what it means to be a man of Godly character in a society where little is expected of them.
First introduced in 2011, TeenPact Venture gives young men direct training in valuable life skills such as financial and time management, interviewing, auto and home maintenance, social etiquette, and more. Additionally, Students test their physical limits and work as a team through sports competitions, obstacle courses, and other team-building exercises. The pinnacle of the week is a championship flag football game played on the last night. The tournament is played throughout the week and culminates with a final game under the bright lights of an official football field.
Most importantly, TeenPact Venture equips young men to grow in their walk with Christ. Through daily worship, devotions, and discipleship, Students are trained to be men of faith, integrity, and action. Students study scripture to discern what it means to be a man of God while learning the value of accountability with their peers.
Led by an all-star team, including our 2024 Intern Guys and Program Directors, Venture provides young men with a launchpad to pursue excellence and impact their world for Christ.
The Venture Blog
Learn more about the Venture experience and vision behind Venture through student stories, event recaps, and thought posts on the Venture blog.
September 23-28, 2023
Program Director Brent Vastbinder
Event Director Peter Martin
How to get to here. It’s really the most important detail.
For those Driving
Please arrive at Fort Bluff (370 Fort Bluff Camp Road, Dayton, TN 37321) between 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23 and plan on leaving between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 28. Login to teenpact.com/events to enter your travel information. 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
Book your flight into Chattanooga, TN (CHA). Please arrive between 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23 and depart after 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 28. TeenPact Staff will meet you at your baggage claim when you arrive; wear a TeenPact shirt to help us find you! We will deliver you back to your ticketing counter when you depart.
Please email our Registration Coordinator, Evie Erickson, at [email protected] to provide your travel information.
Where We Stay
With TeenPact friends around, how can it not feel like home?
Be sure to read over this packing list before you come!
Bedding (pillow, sheets/blanket/sleeping bag)
Towel and toiletries
Bible, notebook, pen, reusable water bottle, umbrella, flashlight
A snack to share at Coffeehouse
Money for the TeenPact store (optional)
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.
There is no homework for this event.
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.
Bring one day of business casual clothes; the rest of the week is casual.
Make sure you bring athletic clothes as we’ll be doing sports and physical challenges each day.
Visitors & Parents
Want to experience TeenPact too? Here’s how you can join us.
TeenPact Venture draws young men from all around the country to join together in learning more about the Lord and God’s call for them as young men striving to live like Christ in today’s society. Venture balances practical life skills with intentional biblical teaching to bring a depth and value to this event like none other. We love to have fathers join us at the event to encourage the young men, and watch their Students grow throughout the week. While not required, we desire Chaperones to participate in all team activities such as the flag football tournament, tough-mudder, and much more. If you are interested in joining us for Venture, just register using the link above and we would love to have you with us!