YOUTH DYNAMICS

Let's Adventure Together!

aka Youth Dynamics Adventures   |   Burlington, WA   |  www.yd.org

Mission

To invite and challenge youth to a lifelong adventure with Christ and His church.

Ruling year info

2008

Principal Officer

Tom Davis

Main address

PO Box 486

Burlington, WA 98233 USA

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EIN

91-0858312

NTEE code info

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Recreational and Sporting Camps (Day, Overnight, etc.) (N20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Youth are hardwired for relationship, adventure, and purpose—however, today’s culture is offering them the opposite. For example, teens are twice as likely as adults to identify as atheists; teens spend half the time outdoors as their parents at the same age; and suicide, sexual identity issues, pornography, peer pressure, and bullying are more prevalent. (Source: Barna Research Group, 2018) Youth Dynamics engages today’s youth culture head-on by offering relevant and powerful life-changing opportunities. We connect youth to authentic community and caring adults. We challenge youth to step out of their comfort zone and fall in love with God and His creation. We offer leadership opportunities and the kind of adventures youth are born to experience. Most importantly, we invite them to know and follow Christ.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth Dynamics

Ministry to youth in the name of Jesus Christ, counseling and youth events and activities.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

At the heart of YD Adventures is the desire to spread the love of Christ with youth here in the Pacific Northwest, using adventure and creation to inspire growth and transformation.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

Stonewater is a 158-acre launching point for wilderness trips, leadership and discipleship training, and facilitated retreats in Washington State.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goal of Youth Dynamics is to impact more lives by expanding locations from 14 in 2020 to 24 by 2025; recruit and train more staff and volunteers, and to increase financial health to facilitate growth throughout the entire organization.

Youth Dynamics has four core ministries to reach youth:
1. Middle and High School Outreach: Building relationships and seeking out youth as they are in their local communities, we offer after-school clubs, Bible studies, mentoring, and outreach events.

2. Adventures: Using God’s creation as a learning and growing environment, we offer youth the adventures of a lifetime. Adventure ministry quickly moves the needle spiritually, emotionally, and physically in ways few other experiences can. We offer a wide range of high-quality and professionally guided adventures for both YD students and outside groups.

3. Challenges: Using portable experiential learning activities, we offer groups custom full- and half-day challenges that are fun and achieve transformational outcomes that make a long-term difference.

4. Stonewater: Our beautiful 158-acre facility tucked in the heart of the Cascades near Leavenworth. We offer adventure trips, leadership development, and retreats for youth, young adults, and leaders. We create a variety of opportunities to build deep relationships, develop character, and strengthen faith in Christ!

School outreach is about building relationships with youth. We connect with students on their campuses, at sporting events, and at other high school hangouts. We also open the doors of our facilities for drop-in times. We create events that will foster depth in relationships and provide opportunities for students to hear about Jesus Christ. We also utilize wilderness adventure opportunities. We operate in areas throughout the Northwest. Our goal is to work together with local churches as a bridge between teens and the local church.

At the heart of Adventures is the desire to spread the love of Christ with youth here in the Pacific Northwest, using adventure and creation to inspire growth and transformation. More than a “camp,” we are a people and a mission. We are your technical guides, your entertainment, and your leaders in scripture studies, starlit worship, and more. The best thing we have going for us is our loving Father God and His guidance, as we custom create each experience for every single group. That’s right; we don’t work from boxed scripts. No trip is the same! We just want to help meet the needs of your group, whether you are trying to create unity in your church youth group or build community in your school, group home, Christian group, or youth-related organization. Whatever the case, we’re here to revive hearts for Christ!

Stonewater is Youth Dynamic’s 158-acre youth ministry facility tucked in the heart of the Cascades, just a short drive from Leavenworth, WA. We facilitate adventure trips, leadership development, and retreats for teens, young adults, and youth workers.

In 2020, Youth Dynamics expanded its presence by launching new ministries in Rochester and Okanogan, Washington and Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. In addition, 12 new staff are in the process of raising support to either start new ministry areas or build teams in existing locations. It was a challenging year due to COVID-19, however, Youth Dynamics through various efforts saw an increase in new donors, donor retention rates, and the amount of donations given by individuals. We feel very blessed.

Financials

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YOUTH DYNAMICS

Board of directors
as of 2/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. John Kingma

CPA

Term: 2018 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Dave Needy

Retired

Term: 1987 -

Dave Crumbo

Retired CFO - Alaska Ocean Seafood

Dave Needy

Skagit County

Penny Sundblad

Retired - US Forest Service

Ruby Knapp

Retired Teacher

John Kingma

John Kingma CPA

Jordan Kingma

Kingma CPA

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/11/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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