For boys ages 14-16.
Upward, then outward!
CORE TRAINING is a challenging two-week program designed for young men 14-16 years of age who desire to grow as men of God, and hopefully become Northern Frontier staff. The focus of the program comes from Mark 12:30, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself." CORE TRAINING is intended to direct focus first upward, then outward. Through a wide variety of challenging, fun and thought-provoking activities, these young men will examine what it means to be a man of God, how to serve God, and how to deal with life from a godly perspective. They will also be challenged physically and learn to put their reliance on God as well as on the other young men in the program.
The young men in this program will be charged to grow spiritually, memorize scripture, model and develop accountability relationships throughout each day. They will be pushed through daily physical challenges and activities. This will be hard and fatigue them and make them push past where they thought they couldn’t go before with help from their peers and reliance on Christ for strength. Growing through failure is common in this program. However every activity has a purpose and after each there is time set aside to debrief and refocus the group on Christ. The young men will job shadow and be given opportunities to lead and follow, this will teach them what it takes to be a leader and to help them understand though doing what it takes to prepare for leading a campfire, game, or bible devotion. Lastly these young men will learn about having and modeling a servants heart, this may be put into practice as a service project for NF, helping a nearby churches vacation bible school, or assisting the leaders in some local trail work maintenance for the DEC.
This program is intense and we recommend you train physically and spiritually before the program begins. Remember this is about a journey not an itinerary and the focus will always be reminding them to be a band of brothers and to build others up.
What to Pack? CORE Check list.
You must apply by submitting an application and references FIRST. Once you are accepted into the program you will receive a code. This code will allow you to register through our on-line system.