Requirements: DTS Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
Students live in dormitory housing. Most rooms have a connected bathroom. Living, dining and kitchen areas are all shared spaces. All meals during the school are served in our hotel dining room or the community dining rooms in our dormitory housing.
Our campus is a 500 acre historic resort with a seven-story iconic hotel built in 1923 with over 80 buildings. Our community is tucked away in a beautiful canyon, with many open spaces and a park-like environment that enhances the natural beauty of the canyon ridges, woods and creeks. Our campus provides something for everyone. From miles of hiking trails to tennis and volleyball courts to our Olympic-sized swimming pool, there are endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Our expansive grounds provide plenty of space for spending time alone with God, hanging out with people, or just getting away from it all. The hotel lobby has sitting areas, WiFi, and a coffee shop. You can visit our prayer room and soak in God’s presence, or jam in worship in Ebenezer Hall.
A typical weekly schedule includes worship and intercession, dynamic teaching, small groups and one-on-one time with school staff, and devotional time with God. In addition, you will enjoy ministry and service assignments alongside full-time YWAM missionaries. You will also have plenty of time to spend with other students and members of the community. Some weekends have scheduled activities and others will be free. Sundays are open for you to connect with a local church for worship and fellowship.
We will notify you of your acceptance once we have received all your required forms. Don’t worry though, we will stay in regular contact with you throughout the application process. Once accepted, you will receive a list of what to bring, visa information and other specifics.
What you bring may vary, depending on different factors, such as season, outreach destination, etc. Every student should have a valid passport, and foreign students should have any necessary visas. You will have shared living areas, and especially on outreach, may have limited living and traveling space, so it is always a good idea to pack light. Once accepted to the course, you will receive a more detailed list of what to (and what not to) bring.
Having a family member do DTS is often more of an exercise of trust for you as a parent than it is for your young adult. We want to do our best to eliminate any worries you may have so please feel free to contact our office from 9-5 on week days and we would love to answer any questions (1-530-893-6750).