Know God & Make Him Known

SST: Summer of Service and Training

YOUR YOUTH GROUP IS 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.

Are you looking for a new camp experience for your youth groups? Do you want them to grow deeper in relationship with God this summer?

Here at YWAM Chico, that is our desire as well. We have a team ready to come alongside you and your team of leaders to bring radical transformation through the love of God to your teens this summer. Our heart is to prepare a place for intimate encounters with the Holy Spirit and a atmosphere of deep learning and growth.

We would love to set up a SST week for your youth group where you will have the opportunity to join our community of full-time missionaries & encounter God through interactive teaching and authentic discipleship. Please let us help you bring transformation to your youth community!

Summer begins in


Four days of discipleship & missions

Our Summer of Service Training is a customized missions retreat for teens with the heart and purpose of getting to know God and make Him known.
Customize your SST 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!


Optional short term mission experience

We also offer the option of adding a short term mission outreach experience to the end of the SST. The location options we have right now are San Fransisco, Sacramento or Mexico.

This is a great way to practice what God has taught each person and for them to step out and share it with others. The make God known part of an SST would have your youth stepping into a place of sharing their testimonies, serving others, and demonstrating the love of God in real practical ways.

Depending on location and desires, this could be a 3 to 7 day trip. Please contact us to create the program that will work best for your team.

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 hike to one of our campuses beautiful locations, 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?
Bring your youth group 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!

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What you should know

The length of an SST is anywhere from 4 to 7 days.

We would love to customize it to fit your specific youth groups needs and desires.

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 daily fun activities together. And almost every day, you’ll have the chance too cool off in our swimming pool.

Students will want to pack for a summer of learning and fun.

Bring clothes that will be suitable for work projects as well as everyday clothing.

Bring your own hygiene supply’s.

We do have a pool, please bring modest swimwear.

Water bottles are a very important part of life. Shoes for hiking and working as well as sandals are a must.

Remember a pillow and sleeping bag!

A flashlight never hurts.

Your bible and note book or journal and pen or pencil.

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).

During our local outreach times, we will go downtown Chico to pray and share the Gospel with people. We understand this can be challenging, so we have training and our team be walking it out with the students.

We have openings all summer long. Please contact us so we can discuss what works best.

Mini SST: Dates TBD



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

**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