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Youth Programs


Cairn is a 5-day introductory level wilderness trip that is open to middle school students who want to get a taste for what wilderness living and backcountry exploration is all about.

On Cairn, you will be introduced to a number of adventurous outdoor experiences, including hiking, canoeing, and a ropes course challenge. You will learn how to work with a group of peers, problem solve, overcome challenges, and make a difference in your world and community. You will hike along beautiful trails, see incredible views and wildlife, sleep under the stars, and paddle remote lakes and rivers.

A Cairn is a pile of rocks purposefully left behind for us to see which way the trail goes. Knowing how to recognize a dependable path and having the courage to take it is one of the biggest challenges for young believers. Students will have time to read stories in the Bible and to journal their thoughts. We will explore these themes together in the adventure of a lifetime!


2017 CAIRN Dates:

  • Session 1: July 10 - 15
  • Session 2: July 24 - 29
  • Cost: $330
  • A $100 non-refundable deposit secures a spot for you in Cairn
  • Our Fika Coffee fundraiser is available to help with the cost. Contact Coldwater for a financial worksheet.
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