Looking for something adventurous and meaningful to do with your summer? Come on up to Expeditions and serve on the Sherpa team. Just like in the Himalayas, Sherpas are an important part of making Expeditions tick. Sherpas help out in many ways at camp, learn and grow through Bible studies and, of course, take part in some awesome adventures. This summer opportunity just might be the one for you. For more information on what it takes to be a sherpa check out this video.
Our mission for the Sherpa program is to provide an experience in which high school students can be discipled and grow in their relationship with the Lord, learn to serve and gain a work ethic that brings glory to God, and grow in Christian community and fellowship.
As part of the Sherpa program students have the opportunity to learn to serve selflessly at camp.
Sherpas help out with many of the basic day to day functions of camp such as dishes and cabin cleaning as well as play an important role in assisting the guides with activities such as high ropes, paintball, climbing, and canoe trips. Additionally, students will be able to help with special projects. Last year this included landscaping, patio building, moving cabins, building a pole shed and more.
Spiritual growth is the most important part of this program. Students are given time daily for personal devotions. Additionally, they will take part in three Bible studies per week which will challenge the students to deepen their understanding of God's word and their relationship with him. Throughout the summer, students also live, play, and work alongside Christian leaders who can help the students as they navigate life's tough questions and challenges.
The Sherpa team is comprised of 8 students, 2 resident assistants, and 2 staff members. Students will learn how to live in a community that can work together to serve the Lord. Students face challenges and learn to navigate them as they learn to live and serve alongside others who come from different backgrounds and perspectives.
As Christians we can learn to serve one another in a community and serve God and others as a whole. Each student will bring a set of talents and gifts to the team that will help them in the group. Students will be given the opportunity to grow spiritually as a community, work as a community and play together as a community. Wilderness adventures allow students to face fun challenges as a group and learn to solve them together. Students will take part in several wilderness adventures throughout the summer including high ropes course, river trips, climbing, hiking, caving, and more.
Thank you for sharing your son/daughter with us for the summer. Please fill out the following forms so that we know that you are on board with what your student is doing. Please return the forms to us by June 1, 2015. You may mail it to E11844 County Rd. DL, Baraboo, WI 53913.
For a Sherpa application please email Josh and Johanna at:
Images and Updates
Please see our Sherpa Facebook page to track pictures and updates.
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Program Details and Cost
Start Date: June 10, 2018
End Date: August 12, 2018
Cost: This program is offered at no cost!
All food, housing, and group trip fees are covered.
If you are interested in applying please:
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Resident Assistants and Staff
Resident Assistants play an important role in the discipleship process. These individuals participate in each of the tasks alongside the Sherpa team. They also get to live with the Sherpas. Resident Assistants plan one Bible Study per week and have the opportunity to plan and take part in activities with the Sherpas. They also play an important part in the community and help students understand community living.
Joshua and Johanna Wilkosz are passionate about discipleship and learning. They will be the primary staff members overseeing the Compass program. They live at camp with their two daughters Sabrina and Ariel. The other staff members at Expeditions Unlimited will participate in the discipleship and teaching process as well. Additionally, the staff will be inviting many guest speakers to come and offer their wisdom on various subjects.