Summer Training Programs

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges for many college students during the summer is deciding how best to pack the most fun, adventure and self-improvement into the three short months that make up that short intermission from class. And for students that want to continually grow stronger in their faith, the summer—you’re away from your community of friends, Bible studies have slowed, and the days are long—many find themselves quickly growing lukewarm.

But what if summer could be a time not to stagnate in life, but to grow deeper and live more fully? That is the heartbeat of The Navigators’ Summer Training Programs (STP). STP is a summer opportunity created to gather together like-minded, believing college students to stoke the fire of passion for God as they do Kingdom work all over the country. Students experience two months of deep Biblical study, personal discipleship and Christ-centered volunteer assignments. From adventure and volunteer work at the Snow Mountain Ranch in Winter Park, Colorado, to the fast-paced set-up and evangelism at the Spirit West Coast festival in Del Mar, California, a summer spent in a Navigator Summer Training Program will have life-long impact.

2019 Summer Training Programs

Below is a list of our 2019 Summer Training Programs along with links to find out more information about a specific program.

Program Name Location Program Contact Website
Dells STP Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Trevor Long Program website
Global Student Program Colorado Springs, Colorado Dennis Schauer Program website
Golden State Summer Forest Home, California Bryan and Erin Thigpen Program website
Inside Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Katy Dietz Program website
Jax STP Jacksonville, Florida Brian Hopp Program website
Lake Geneva Summer Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Josh Parr Program website
Nations Within Summer Immersion Mystery City Immersion Contact Program website
NavYouth Summer Columbia, Maryland Richard Stum Program website
Inside New York New York, New York Brendan Mahar N/A
Ozark Mountain Encounter Branson, Missouri Doug Sullivan Program website
Gulf Coast Summer St Petersburg, Florida Taylor Scott Program website
Smoky Mountain Summer Pigeon Forge, Tennessee BJ Chandler Program website
Snow Mountain Ranch Granby, Colorado Kolten Powell Program website
Estes Park Summer Estes Park, Colorado Stephen Holechek Program website

More Summer Opportunities

Overseas Trips
These summer trips are designed to show prospective cross-cultural laborers the realities of the non-American world and, more specifically, the realities of advancing the gospel of Jesus and his kingdom cross-culturally. Find out more on the NavMissions website.
Eagle Lake Camps
Eagle Lake Camps is a ministry of The Navigators overflowing with Nav DNA! For 10 weeks of camp, Eagle Lake counselors will experience personal growth and spiritual development through weekly inductive Bible studies, Navigator speakers, one-on-one mentoring and accountability from veteran leadership and deep relationships with 150 other like-hearted college-aged students.