Know God & Make Him Known


SST: Summer of Service and Training

YOU are invited to join us this summer to get to know God and make Him known.

SST is YWAM Chico’s Discipleship, Training & Missions for teens.

Do you think you’re too young for missions? Well… Think again! If you’re 13-18 years old and have the desire to know God and make Him known, we invite YOU to join us this summer!

We would love for you to come to SST where you will have the opportunity to join our community of full-time missionaries for a season & encounter God through interactive teaching and authentic discipleship. We’re here for you!

Next SST Begins in

SST OneEighty is FULL for 2017

Four Weeks. Encounter God. Make lifelong friendships. Outreach to Mexico.

June 15- July 16, 2017

This isn’t just any summer camp. If you let Him, God will change you for the rest of your life.

Before anything else, we are about knowing God and making Him known.  Our mentors are full-time missionaries, who will challenge you into deeper friendship with God.  You will practice sharing your faith and bringing God’s love to those in need. You’ll also take a week to reach out to a community in Baja California, Mexico, to share with them what God has given you.

The Summer of Service and Training (SST) Summer Program includes campus service projects too. You will serve the kids and teens who come here for summer camp. Ask us how you can get Community Service credits for your time here.

Mini SST

Four days of discipleship & missions. Local outreach.

June 18-22, 2017

SST Mini is a customized missions retreat for teens with the heart and purpose of SST.
Looking for an alternative to the typical youth retreat or conference? Youth With A Mission’s training campus in Chico can be used year round to accommodate your next event. Customize your mini to best fit your students. Choose from over 15 teachings and activities that range from our obstacle course to missional living.

Our staff, made up of full-time missionaries, will take care of all the details so that youth pastors and leaders can focus on spending quality time with students and going deeper with God together.

For more information, contact us!

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs

Captivating young people with the truth of God.

Summer of Service and Training

This isn’t just any summer camp. Encounter God. Reach out. Serve others.

Training + Team Building + Outreach

There is also time for fun, whether it’s a weekly activity like bowling or a movie, cooling off daily in our swimming pool or using our sports facilities like our basketball and volleyball courts & the pool or ping pong tables.

So what are you waiting for?
Come and discover the life you are meant to live! It will be a radical, life-changing, awesome experience, we look forward to having you join us!


I want to know more

Form 180 Summer Program


What you should know


SST 180 is for teens aged 15-18 years old

SST Kerygma is for teens aged 13-18 years old

Mini SST is for teens aged 13-18 years old

Participants live in dormitory-style housing, sharing with roommates. All meals are provided, but you’ll have a shared kitchen area for snacks you bring.

From a resort hotel built in 1923 to a comprehensive campus that covers nearly 500 acres and includes more than 80 buildings, YWAM Chico is a pedestrian-friendly campus nestled 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 ample space for spending time alone with God, or hanging out with people, or just getting away from it all. The hotel lobby has sitting areas, WiFi, a bookstore and a snack bar. You can visit our prayer room and soak in God’s presence, or jam in worship in Ebenezer Hall. DTS students will live in a dormitory with shared living areas. All meals during the school are served in our hotel dining room. Get a Photo Tour of our campus.

We have a pretty full schedule in SST. A typical schedule includes worship and intercession, small groups and one-on-one time with school staff, dynamic teaching, service assignments alongside full-time YWAM missionaries, and devotional time with God.

But it wouldn’t be summer without letting loose a little bit. You’ll have weekly fun activities together. And almost every day, you’ll have the chance too cool off in our swimming pool.

Notification of acceptance is given upon receiving all your required forms. Once accepted, you will receive a list of what to bring and other specifics. Since there is limited space and staff, it is not always possible to accommodate everyone who applies.
After receiving your application, we will send you an information packet including a detailed packing list.

We want to do our best to answer your questions, so please feel free to contact our office from 9-5 every week day and we would love to talk to you (1-530-893-6750).


SST 180: June 15- July 16, 2017
Mini SST: June 18-22, 2017
SST Kerygma: July 16-30, 2017


Registration Fees : $12 (the registration fee must be sent in with the application)

Included: The cost includes the program, room & board, some fun weekend activities as well as the cost of the outreach.

**Students traveling to Mexico need a valid passport or a passport card.**

“Best summer of my life. And I’ve had some pretty grand summers.”

Joelle Thomas, 18 –  USA