Outdoor Track

Imagine if your home was between mountains and fjords, islands and glaciers. Imagine if you could ski though the national parks. Camp on islands. Climb mountains. Explore glaciers. Throughout it all, we can see the creativity of the God who created it. Nature tells of the beauty of God in a language we can all understand.

On the Outdoor Adventure Track we alternate weeks of teaching and weeks out in the nature of God, where we get to know Him through what He has created.

The weeks outside are full of challenges and team building. You’ll learn new skills and have fun. We hike in the mountains, explore dark caves and check out slippery glaciers, glide through water in kayaks and canoes, float over the snow on skis and snowboards, and of course, enjoy ourselves around the campfire.

This track is for all outdoor enthusiasts who love fresh air in their lungs and exploring creation.

More Information

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Teaching
All the Adventure tracks have teaching together. Each teaching week has its own topic. Some of the possible topics are: the Fatherheart of God, Hearing God’s voice, the Holy Spirit, Identity in Christ, Biblical Christian Worldview, Worship and Intercession, Missions, Relationships, and Evangelism. Teaching is in both Norwegian and English. Included in this price for the lecture phase is:
· Teachers for each week
· Lodging during the lectures (this is a 9 month school)
· 3 meals a day for the lecture phase
· All travel with the DTS

Ministry
We are here to show God’s heart for Nordland. Most of our attention goes to children and youth. Staff and students help out with six monthly youth clubs in the area and we host around six youth weekends each year. Some of these events aim at Christian youth, others are open for all.

Mini outreach
Students also have two outreach weeks somewhere in Nordland. In teams of three or four you bring God’s love to the ‘Nordlendinger’. Connecting with local churches and contacts, these weeks give you the freedom to make your own plans and find your own ways of meeting people. When you arrive at your outreach place, don’t be surprised to find children waiting there to welcome you. You may not know them yet, but they remember the students from last time!

Practical work
Also part of the school are work duties and practical work. Work duties are done every workday. Like washing dishes, mopping floors, cleaning toilets, firing up the furnace. Practical work often takes a bit more time. Cutting wood, fixing cars, painting, building a shed, keeping the garden tidy. You name it. We also look around to see if we can help out people in the neighborhood. There’s enough to do!

Outreach Outreach is a time to take the good news abroad! We often send out three teams with two leaders and around five students. The exact locations and teams are decided after the school starts. The Himalayas and Greenland tend to have our particular interest. Other teams have been to Europe, Africa, Asia, South-America, the Middle-East, and the Pacific. No place is too far to be reached with the Good News! Included in the price for outreach is:
· All transportation
· Food (3 meals a day)
· Lodging
· All ministry expenses

What is not included in the DTS price?
Some things are not included in the price for the DTS, these are things that can be very different from person to person. Some of these things are:
· Visa costs
· Travel insurance
· Travel to and from the school
· Vaccinations for outreach
· Christmas vacation
· Personal expenses
· Personal equipment
Practical information
Our schools last about 9 months. During the lecture phase you switch between 14 to 15 teaching weeks, 7 to 8 Adventure track weeks, and 2 outreach weeks in Nordland. You also have some weeks off for Christmas and Easter. We will be switching between the teaching weeks and the track weeks during the lecture phase. We will also have 10 weeks of outreach to a foreign country.

Dates for the 2019-20 Adventure DTS:
We are currently working on a new schedule for the DTS but thees are the dates from last year that can give you an idea what it will look like:
School starts: 13th of September.
(Arrival days from 11th to 13th of September)
Christmas break: 15th of December – 2nd of January.
Easter break: 13th of April – 21st of April
School ends: 31st of May with Graduation

Although we are running three separate tracks each track will cost the same amount. NOK 54,000 for the lecture phase + NOK 30,000 for outreach phase = NOK 84,000 altogether.

This DTS is open for all over the age of 18. We accept people from all nations and all backgrounds. Fill out an application or send us an email if you want to take the next step!
Track Info
Outdoor Adventure Track (7-8 weeks during the school)

7-8 weeks throughout the school we’ll be out in nature. Some possible activities we do:
· Hiking
· Cave exploration
· Glacier hiking
· Canoeing
· Rock climbing
· Sea kayaking
· Cross-country skiing
· Alpine skiing/ snowboarding

Included in the price for these weeks are:
· Transportation
· Food
· Accomodation (tent, cabin, etc.)
· Equipment: helmets, glacier safety gear, cross-country skis, ski passes, etc.

You must bring most of your personal equipment with you. This includes: · Sleeping bag (comfort temperature of at least -5°C)
· Sleeping pad
· Waterproof and windproof jacket and trousers (eg Gore-Tex, dri3, Helly Tech, etc.)
· Hiking boots
· 65+ liter backpack
We will provide a detailed packing list as part of the application process. If you want more information, feel free to contact us.
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