Trail Life Adventure Trips

Helping Young Men to Walk Worthy

Adventure » Character » Leadership

We offer customizable Christ-centered wilderness adventures for your Trail Life Troop. Come experience whitewater rafting, rock climbing, backpacking, or a multi-day outdoor adventure with your troop! Grow in your relationship with Christ as you enjoy the outdoors, build character, and develop your leadership on your next Trail Life adventure!

Walk Worthy

As a Christ-centered wilderness ministry, we are dedicated to helping young men walk worthy in a way that is honoring to God. We understand the importance of teaching courageous young men to walk with integrity and service towards others. Customize your trip to follow a specific theme or subject like leadership, service, or any other subject on your next troop adventure!

Why Bring Your Trail Life Troop to Journey Quest?

  • We offer affordable rates for Trail Life troops
  • Well-trained, professional guides with a Christ-centered ministry focus
  • We’ll customize a trip to help you meet your Trail Badge requirements

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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 Solid Outdoor Skills

Trips can be customized to help your Trail Life troop meet the requirements for several Trail Badges and Rank Requirements as we explore the outdoors together!

Experience God Through His Creation

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


Have another question?

What Ages are Your Trips Appropriate For?

Our single-day rafting trips in Bighorn Canyon are appropriate for boys on the Woodlands Trail with enough adult participation. The older Trailmen, however, will benefit much more from our single-day trips.

Our overnight trips are appropriate for Trail Life Navigators and Adventurers. We’ll customize a trip with appropriate challenge level for the age group you bring.

As you look at our various trips, you will notice that each trip lists the recommended minimum age along with the other trip details.

What Trail Badges can We Earn?

Journey Quest is able to help you meet requirements for several Trail Badges, such as:

  • Whitewater Rafting/Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Backpacking
  • Hiking

It is unlikely that you’ll earn all the requirements for a certain badge in a single trip. If there is something you would like us to focus on for your troop, just let us know and we’ll try to customize the trip to meet those requirements. 

Can You Do A 5-Day Backpacking Trip?

We can certainly do a 5-day backpacking trip! Check off one of the main requirements for the backpacking Trail Badge as you learn other skills on one of our incredible backpacking trips. If you are seeking to hike a certain number of miles, we can definitely try to help you meet your goal. A 5-mile day with 4,000 feet of elevation change will often feel much harder than a 12-mile day with 1,000 feet of change. Some troops take the mileage and elevation change on a longer backpacking trip, as well as the distance traveled on rafts and kayaks on the same trip, to be calculated into the total miles traveled on the trip.

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.  

How is Journey Quest affiliated with Trail Life USA?

Journey Quest is an independent, non-profit organization and is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by Trail Life USA. We invite you to learn more about us to determine whether one of Journey Quest’s trips is right for your troop:

About Us | What We Believe | Meet Our Guides

Numerous Trail Life troops have taken trips with Journey Quest, and we would be happy to provide you with recommendations.

Do you offer discounts for Trail Life families?

Yes, individual Trailmen receive a $10/person discount for their whole family! This applies to any of our single-day rafting, rock-climbing, or inflatable kayaking trip. Just mention that you have a child in Trail Life when you book your trip!

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...”
“Journey Quest Combo”
Tamara D
Geneva, Illinois
“Journey Quest is the first Christian program I feel I can recommend to others. I felt my kids and I were always in competent hands; even the "dangerous" activities felt safe and professionally managed. Excellent ministry focus throughout! Sincerely appreciated the kind and infection enthusiasm. I'm truly grateful and humbled by the energy and intention I received from each and every Journey Quest associate!”
“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
“This week was really life changing!”
Geneva, Illinois
“Journey Quest's guides were really open about talking about their passions and personal faith. They also really tried to get to know us each personally with a lot of enthusiasm which was really welcoming...I enjoyed Rock Climbing the most. I learned that you can be surprised about how far you can push and challenge yourself even if you think you can't do it...It has helped me realize how important it is to remove yourself to really focus on your faith. I liked not having my phone and the time spent together...Thank you for everything this week. It was really life changing!”

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