Who Can Go
The LOA Summer Project is open to current college students who have a desire to grow in their reletionship with God and who have a heart for serving high school students.
There are 10 spots available (5 guys and 5 girls).
Dates - Summer 2013
College Summer Project - June 25th - July 13th - 19 days
$1,100 will cover the cost of the 19-day summer project.
You are permitted to raise 100% of the cost of the summer project. Once accepted, you will receive intructions on how to raise support for the summer project.
This includes airfare (up to $400 which includes baggage fees), food, two white water rafting trips, camping fees, vehichle rental, gas, National Park entrance fees, and a LOA t-shirt. If your flight costs more than $400 (including baggage fees), you will be responsible for raising the difference. There is also the option of driving to Salt Lake City, UT and meeting us there. You would leave your car there in Salt Lake City and pick it up when the project is over and drive home.
You will be responsible for providing a sleeping bag, a daypack (small backpack like a school backpack), and an overnight backpack.
You are expected to arrive at the Salt Lake City Airport no later than 2 pm on the first day of the trip - Tuesday, June 25th. One of the leaders will meet you in the baggage claim area. Since the cost of the project covers your airfare (up to $400), your airfare will be purchased by your trip leader once they have confirmed with you what airport you would like to fly in and out of. You will fly home on the morning of Saturday, July 13th.
The mornings will consist of time in God's word. The afternoons will consist of day hikes, free time and other adventures (like white water rafting down the Snake River). The evenings will consist of campfires, S'Mores, sharing, and guy/girl time.
During LOA I, you will participate with the other students (college and seniors in high school). This is your training time.
During LOA II you will help give leadership to the high school students by helping to lead the morning Bible Study and the evening discussion time. Since the formate of LOA II is the same as LOA I, what you learned on the first trip you will apply and teach on the second trip to the high school students.
There will be a day of sharing in a park in downtown Jackson, Wyoming on both trips so you will have two opportunities to share your faith.
Not only will you help lead high school students while on the trip, you will also help recruit students to go.
This is what most people consider "camping". Camping in the frontcountry is typically done at well establisehd campsites that have bathrooms close by, running water, etc.
This is what real "camping" is all about. Camping in the backcountry consists of packing all of your food, supplies, and equipment into overnight packs and heading off on foot. During the backcountry portion of the trip, we will leave our extra gear and clothes that we will not be needing in the vehichles. There will be no need to carry everything that you bring with you into the backcountry.