For more than a decade, Perkins School of Theology has invested in the lives of youth through summer theology programs. These programs are designed to foster an interest in young people for theological inquiry, and nurture youth in their vocational discernment and leadership development.
Held in the gorgeous San Juan Mountains near Durango, Colorado, Trek Youth Academy guides high school youth through the Biblical, theological, and social implications of eight “mountains of God” found in Scripture all while experiencing outdoor adventure activities (rock climbing, rappelling, whitewater rafting, and hiking) with the support of a diverse community.
The primary goal of Trek Youth Academy is to offer high school youth an intensive program of critical theological inquiry. Within a space that lays a foundation for safe, affirming, and liberating exchange to nurture the voices of emerging young leaders, the program aims to: