2019 ABIDE STUDENT ADVENTURE
June 23-July 8
The soaring Rocky Mountains. Pristine Alpine meadows. Wild, roaring rapids.
Secreted slot canyons. Expansive deserts.
Can you hear them? They’re calling, all of them.
This summer, Abide Adventures will once again trek with a select group of pilgrims on an epic excursion across the American West, sixteen days and more than 2,000 miles due west until we hit the sunny beaches of Southern California. From there, we’ll head south to Baja, Mexico, to sweat and serve a family in desperate need by helping to build them a home with Olivia’s Basket. oliviasbasket.org
More than camping, rafting, hiking and building, this is a chance to listen and grow, to connect and discover.
Time set apart to get away, to listen and explore.
Precious time, sacred space.
We’ll raft the Arkansas out of Buena Vista, Colorado; camp, hike and explore Rocky Mountain, Arches and Zion National Parks; and surf and swim in San Diego and Mexico.
This trip isn’t for everyone. In fact, it isn’t for most. It takes intention, sacrifice, faith and effort. You will be challenged in a variety of ways, but in embracing the challenges, you’ll learn the most meaningful lessons, have the most transformative experiences.
Think this trip is for you? If so, here’s what’s next:
Fill out the application below and pay the deposit ($250) to hold your spot.
Start raising/earning funds (contact us and we'll help you get started)
Gather your gear and get ready!
June 22: Gather in Fayetteville to pack and prep.
June 23: Long trek across the plains to get to the Rockies. Camp at an altitude of 8,000 feet in Buena Vista, Colorado.
June 24: Raft the Arkansas River, then head up to Rocky Mountain National Park.
June 25-26: Explore the park’s trails, lakes, meadows and forests.
June 27: Travel the highest paved road (12,209 feet) in any US national park, and cut through the western slope to camp the night in Arches National Park.
June 28: Explore the Arches and Moab.
June 29: Take in some of most stunning scenery anywhere en route to Zion National Park.
June 30: Explore the slot canyons of Zion.
July 1: Explore Zion and the town of Springdale, and make a side trip to see Hoover Dam before ending up in Las Vegas to prepare for our trip across the Mojave.
July 2: Head out early to beat the heat and get across the Mojave to the coast.
July 3: Spend the day in San Diego exploring, re-equipping and preparing to cross the border into Mexico.
July 4: Join Olivia’s Basket and Homes of Hope in San Antonio del Mar to help build a house for a family in desperate need. We’ll watch the Fourth of July fireworks from the hill of the YWAM campus.
July 5-6: Give our all building the house.
July 7: Relax, shop and debrief the trip.
July 8: Cross the border and head to the airport for our flights home.
The cost of this trip is a $250 non-refundable deposit and a $2150 trip fee, plus airfare home from San Diego. Everything else except personal spending money is covered. The cost of the home we’ll build in Mexico is fully funded from other sources. We’ll be glad to assist each participant with fundraising through our partnership with Pure Charity. There is also a limited amount of scholarship money available for qualifying participants.flight home from San Diego and personal spending money along the way.
A note on the costs of the trip: The Abide Collective is a 501(c)(3) organization that operates primarily through the sacrificial donations of our partners. We work hard to keep our trip costs as low as possible. Our trips aren’t for everyone. We take only small, select groups of participants, and each trip has a high staff-to-participant ratio. If you have any questions about where the money goes, we’ll be glad to share with you in person our financial model.
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