Youth Development


Reaching today's youth through dynamic relationships and challenging experiences.

aka YD Adventures

Burlington, WA


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

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Tom Davis

Main Address

PO Box 486

Burlington, WA 98233 USA


youth organization, Christian youth ministry, youth center, camp, adventure trips





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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’s 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

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Youth Dynamics

YD Adventures

Stonewater Ranch

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of program sites

Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years)

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Direction of Success


Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The inspirational goal is to double the number of youth involved in relational adventure ministry annually from 5,573 in 2018 to 10,000 by 2025.

Youth Dynamics has four core ministries to reach youth: 1. YD Communities: 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. YD 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. YD 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 Ranch: YD’s 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!

YD Communities is about building relationships with teens and young adults. 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. YD Communities operates 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 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. 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 Ranch is Youth Dynamic’s 158 acre youth ministry facility tucked in the heart of the Cascades, just 30 minutes from Leavenworth, WA. We facilitate adventure trips, leadership training's, and retreats for teens, young adults, and youth workers.

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