What Does a Camp Eagle Walkabout Gap Year Look Like?
More Than an Extended Adventure Camp—Our Program Helps People Find Their Purpose
The Walkabout Gap Year program is designed to put the world in the perspective of a disciple. These nine months are a challenging commitment that inspires courage for the future as a follower of Christ. Our unique mix of adventure, study, service, rest, and mentoring leaves people changed for the better.
9 Adventure Trips Total
Wilderness expeditions provide a foundation for learning and application. Expect epic hiking, scenic environments and thrilling multi-sport adventure. Past expeditions:
- Backpacking in the San Juan National Forest
- Rock climbing at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
- Multi-Sport trip in Big Bend National Park
- Multi-Spot Road trip across the Desert Southwest
- Mission Trip
- Kayaking trip on the South Pecos River
- World religions trip to Austin, Tx.
Practical Application Through Study
Students can earn up to 12 college credits through our partnership with Colorado Christian University.Current courses:
- Introduction to Studying the Bible
- Spiritual Formations
- Bible Doctrine
- World Views and Religions
Student Service is Vital to Camp Eagle's Ministry
Camp Eagle Retreats could not operate without the help of our Gap Year students. You'll work alongside full-time staff to serve guests during the non-summer months. Service allows you to experience what camp ministry is like. You'll bond with our staff, grow, and put what you learn into practice. Service activities:
- Running activities like rock climbing, zip-lining, and rappelling
- Preparing accommodations
- Meal prep and clean up
Rest Fuels the Body and Soul
Resting when we are weary is not idleness. Relaxing after a hard week of work, play, and study is not a waste of time. You'll find rest at Camp Eagle. And because you'll work hard, we provide one rest day each week and allow time off for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Relationships Lead to Life Change
Life change doesn't happen in a vacuum. So, we provide mentoring—both individual and group—to walk alongside you. We know that living the examined life means you'll confront hard issues in your own life. Our promise to you: you won't do it alone. Mentoring opportunities:
- 1:1 Mentors
- Family Groups
- Book Clubs
- Bible Studies
- 1:7 Staff Ratio