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About the Boys Adventure Trips

Our Boys Adventure Trips form junior and high school boys in strong Christian character and equip them for a mature walk with the Lord. Through the outdoor trips, boys encounter the beauty of God's creation and are able to form lasting experiences and friendships with each other that are rooted in the Lord. The 10th grade trip offers mission and service and so is a powerful opportunity that can produce real transformation.

7th grade Boys Trip

Dates: Saturday, August 3 - Saturday, August 10, 2024
Location: Virginia
Cost: $405
Estimated Trip Size: 6 - 16 Boys
Registration Deadline: July 16

9th grade Boys Trip

Dates: Wednesday, July 17th - Monday, July 29th, 2024
Location: Wyoming
Cost: $455
Estimated Trip Size: 6 - 16 Boys
Registration Deadline: June 28 closed

8th grade Boys Trip

Dates: Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, July 6, 2024
Location: Ontario, Canada
Cost: $455
Estimated Trip Size: 6 - 16 Boys
Registration Deadline: May 31 closed

10th grade Mission Trip

Dates: Sunday, June 16 - Saturday, June 22, 2024
Location: Kentucky
Cost: $500*
Estimated Trip Size: 6 - 10 Boys
Registration Deadline: May 1, or when trip fills up - closed
*Fundraising is a good option for offsetting the cost of this trip

7th Grade Virginia: This is our classic backpacking trip! We meet up at a cabin in western Virginia, then we hit the trail Monday through Friday, carrying everything we need for the five days and four nights. At the end, after we’ve learned to hike, cook, and chase wild ponies, we return to the cabin to close out the trip.

8th Grade Canada: For our 8th grade trip, we meet up at Algonquin Provincial Park north of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. Instead of backpacking, we go canoe packing. Our backpacks will be tied into our canoes and we float from campsite to campsite for the entire week. Passports are not required for the boys; just birth certificate copies and a border-crossing consent letter.

9th Grade Wyoming: Big mountains, big adventure. This trip has everything. Two days out and two days back for driving, three National Parks, backpacking, fishing (trout), mountain climbing (13,000 feet), and great times with the guys. This is our “capstone” wilderness trip for good reason.

10th Grade Kentucky: The 10th grade boys trip is a mission trip to eastern Kentucky; a region of the country with a lot of need! We will be doing home repair and other construction work for vulnerable families and individuals. This trip will help all of us grow in our Kairos value of “servant-heartedness” and will help the boys take their next steps as young men in the Lord.

Interested to attend our trips?

Let us know!

Frequently Asked Questions

What gear do I need?
Mostly, we’ll ask you to bring your own things like hiking boots, bug spray, a flashlight and your own clothing. Most guys bring their own backpacks and sleeping bags. Kairos Fellowship has a large supply of backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, cooking gear, and other camping gear; we’ll make sure you have what you need! Each trip has its own list of things to bring, and we’ll communicate this to participants and parents after sign-up.

Can I go on a trip if I'm older/younger than the age listed?
We don’t like to take guys younger than 13 (sometimes a 12 year old will come…) because our trips are physically demanding. We like to take older and experienced guys on the Wyoming trip, so a younger guy can’t go on that trip unless we have extra space. If you want to go on a trip outside your age, we‘ll have to talk.

How do I pay?
We ask that checks get mailed to Kairos. We can invoice you to arrange a digital payment, on request. After sign-up for the trip we'll send you more information.

Do I need to attend the entire trip?
Yes. We rarely make exceptions for this, but can flex a little for the start and end of trips.

How does transportation work?
Kairos Fellowship provides transportation during the trip. We help to facilitate rides to the start and end of trips (i.e. a group of guys from NJ and a group of guys from MI will drive to VA). The Michigan crew usually meets the “East” crew (NJ and PA) at our starting point in VA and NY, but for WY, we meet in MI.

What kind of physical challenge is involved?
Backpacks often weigh 25-35 pounds loaded, so that can be a good challenge. We rarely hike more than 10 miles a day. We sleep in tents, cook our own meals, and do our “business” in the woods. These are the normal “happy inconveniences” of backpacking. We can work with guys that have dietary restrictions.

Can Dads attend? Can a high-schooler/university guy come to help?
Sure! Dads are welcomed but certainly not required to come. Anyone can Contact Brian if interested, but we do ask that all adults on trips are members of Sword of the Spirit communities or outreaches.

Where can I get more information?
Get in touch with Brian!