Adventures for Youth Groups

Custom Trips for Youth Groups & Student Ministries

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Journey Quest’s Christ-centered wilderness and whitewater rafting adventures are ideal for your group or student ministry! Whether you join us for a single-day rafting trip or a week-long combo adventure, you’ll love seeing God’s work in your group through your time in His creation.

SINGLE-DAY TRIPS

Journey Quest’s whitewater rafting, inflatable kayaking, and rock-climbing activities are perfect if your group is already in Colorado or if you’re looking to add a fun and purposeful day to your Colorado trip!

MULTI-DAY TRIPS

Journey Quest’s Multi-Day Trips are fully customized 2-14 day adventures that include your choice of activities and intentional ministry content.

Call us today to learn more about Journey Quest’s trips for your group!

Why Bring Your Youth Group to Journey Quest?

  • Well-trained, professional guides with a Christ-centered ministry focus
  • Journey Quest will customize a trip to help you meet your ministry goals
  • We offer affordable pricing and the best value for your group

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Develop Godly Leadership

Journey Quest’s guides passionately share Christ’s love with youth and challenge them to step out of their comfort zone into courageous leadership and full dependence on God.

Build a Solid, Christ-centered Community

Outdoor adventure trips are one of the best ways to bring a group together. You’ll love watching your students encourage each other as they overcome challenges and build lasting memories together. 

Experience God Through His Creation

God speaks through His creation! A Journey Quest trip immerses your group in spectacular scenery, supportive community, and solid Biblical teaching.

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For What ages are your trips appropriate?

Our trips are excellent for middle-school, high-school or college groups. Whether you choose one of our single-day rafting trips, rock climbing, or one of our overnight adventures, we’ll customize your trip with appropriate challenge level for the age-group you bring.

For middle-school we recommend rafting Bighorn Sheep Canyon and our Adventure Combo. High-school or college groups may enjoy our more challenging trips such as rafting The Royal Gorge, Guided Backpacking Adventures, or our Ark River Camp.

What is Included?

MEALS

Full-day trips include a delicious riverside lunch. Overnight trips include all meals, prepared fresh at our campsites, frequently receiving 5-star reviews from our guests. We are often able to accommodate food allergies and special dietary needs. 

EQUIPMENT

Journey Quest provides the equipment needed for all of our rafting, rock-climbing, and overnight trips. All tents, backpacks, and group gear are included with all of our overnight trips. A limited supply of sleeping bags and pads are available for students who are not able to bring their own.

WHAT TO BRING

All you need is your personal clothing, rain gear, sleeping bag, swimwear, good quality hiking shoes, a daypack and any additional personal items you would like. Download a comprehensive packing list.

What About Ministry Content?

Our trips are designed to bring the focus to Jesus Christ. Mornings begin with time set-aside to be alone with Jesus. Throughout the day, our guides love to use God’s creation and will share Spiritual Analogies. Evenings are spent together around a campfire as we worship and grow, learning from God’s word with a message prepared for you by one of our guides.

Some leaders prefer to have our staff provide the programming so they have a chance to interact with their group. Others choose to provide their own spiritual content and have our staff come alongside and support them. With either option we will fully support you as the leader.

Do Your Staff Undergo Background Checks?

Yes, each of Journey Quest’s guides goes through a staff application process which includes a criminal background check, at least three references, and a thorough interview.

Meet Our Guides 

Is Journey Quest affiliated with a specific church?

Journey Quest is an independent, non-profit organization. We are inter-denominational and work with groups from any church or denomination. We invite you to learn more about us to determine whether one of Journey Quest’s trips is right for your group:

About Us | What We Believe | Meet Our Guides

What Our Guests Are Saying

“Loved every minute!”
Scott P
Geneva, Illinois
“I've been on many trips where the trip leaders just do what they need to and don't interact with the group, but that was not the case here. The Journey Quest crew we had was awesome and became part of our crew instantly! We had a few students declare their faith in Christ on this trip and that doesn't happen without the right atmosphere and you guys did a great job of fostering that atmosphere...”
“Awesome Troop Experience!”
Jim W
Mississippi
“We took our troop from Mississippi to Journey Quest in August 2015...This was a totally awesome time. We whitewater rafted, rock climbed, kayaked rapids and summited Commanche Peak. This was an wonder time with life memories for my son and myself. Kirby spent some time as a cook, so the meals were fabulous...he added to right amount of pizzazz to take them over the top...I want to go back.” Read Full Review
“This trip blew away my expectations!”
Zach B.
Geneva, Illinois
“The food was AMAZING! The guides were all very relate-able and easy going. They challenged our group, pushing us out of our comfort zones. Every single guide always had a smile of their face...I've build so many new relationships and I felt like I found my place in the world...Colorado! I liked all the activities, but I liked the guides the best. Great people, personalities, and sense of humor...This trip blew away my expectations and I'd love to come back someday (or next week).”
“I learned so much about myself, God, and Life.”
Maddy K
Geneva, Illinois
“I loved how personable Journey Quest's guides were. I had a great time bonding with them and I will truly miss them. Rock Climbing was my favorite activity and I learned so much about trust and pushing my limits. I learned so much about myself, God, and Life. I wish I could stay forever! :-)”
“Excellent Family Adventure”
Scott W
Via TripAdvisor
“We did a five night group excursion with Journey Quest and had the time of our life. We did three days of rafting, one day of rock climbing and one day of alpine hiking. What a great time. The staff was excellent, helpful and professional. We really appreciated their commitment to safety. For a short rafting trip or a longer group activity, I highly recommend Journey Quest.” Read Full Review

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