U.S. Summer Training Programs

Life on Mission Closer to Home

What if summer could be a time to grow deeper and live more fully? That’s the heartbeat of The Navigators’ Summer Training Programs (STPs). 

STPs are summer opportunities to gather like-minded, believing 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—all while working a full-time job during the day. 

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 STP will have life-long impact!

Male College student

I just see JAX as being a really foundational time in teaching things like Scripture memory and evangelism, how to get into the Word daily, and enjoy daily quiet time just sitting at the feet of Jesus.

- UNL Student
Female college student at table

[With Evangelism] I have no idea what kind of people I will meet, I have no idea how the gospel will be received that day, but by faith you ask people if they want to hear the gospel. It’s been really cool to trust God in that.

- NWMSU Student

UNBOUND STP

Branson, MO

Imagine spending a whole summer in Branson, MO with 60+ other college students who want to grow in their relationships with God. You’ll live, work, and have fun together all summer long as you seek to advance the Gospel of Jesus together. Join us as we seek to know God and live according to His Word which is UNBOUND.

Lake Geneva STP

Lake Geneva, WI

Grow with God this summer! Invest three weeks working and developing alongside others at beautiful Covenant Harbor camp in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. You’ll go deeper in God’s Word and wider in your friendships. Join dozens of other students as you work on camp ground projects, enjoy community in cabins, and expand your faith in Jesus.

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Blue Ridge STP

Panama City, FL

Imagine yourself standing on the beach watching the sunrise: you have a Bible in one hand and a spike ball in the other. The next 17 days are dedicated to growing in your relationship with the Lord and His Word, building a deep community with like-minded peers, engaging in service projects, and learning lifelong skills for evangelism. We’re inviting you to take the next step with us for our first ever Blue Ridge Summer Beach Project.

Snow Mountain Ranch STP

Granby, CO (YMCA of the Rockies)

Located in Granby, CO at the YMCA of the Rockies-Snow Mountain Ranch, SMR STP is a great chance for college students to grow in discipleship, evangelism, bible study, convictions, and disciplines that are essential to the Christian life. Join schools from all over the Western USA for a summer that you’ll never forget!

Ekklesia 2021

Hybrid

Join students and collegiate Navigators staff from the Northeast region for a life-changing summer. At Ekklesia, we will dig deeply into the mysteries of who God is, who God says we are, how we can relate well with one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, how we can serve others, God’s heart for the lost and His heart for all nations. Students will engage in the community relationally, by conducting local outreach weekly, sometimes even in their own homes. We will trust God to teach and develop us all as we learn to better love, and authentically share our faith, no matter the circumstances.

Abide STP

Virtual

The Abide STP is an 8 week program designed to plug you into a community of believers who want to grow in their faith, develop skills in discipleship, abide more deeply in Jesus, and learn how to share His Gospel with others. This online Summer Training Program offers an unique opportunity to grow and develop wherever you are this summer. If you already have a job lined up, are hoping to land an internship for this summer, or are hoping to spend quality time with your family, this program is for you! Join us in learning how to abide in Christ and make disciples in the midst of everyday life!

Urban LYNC (Love Your Neighbor in Community) Discipleship Program

Cincinnati, OH

Do you want to grow in your walk with God, bring life to your co workers, and promote racial reconciliation?? The Urban LYNC (Love Your Neighbor in Community) Discipleship program is a unique pilot program that will include working as part of a cross-cultural missional business focused on unity, fun, racial reconciliation, and love in the neighborhood. Alongside working, you will live, help maintain, and foster friendship with residents at LYN (Love Your Neighbor) House designed for men and women in transition to self-sufficiency. If you are an African-American, ethnic-minority staff or student leader and interested in urban ministry, join us in Cincinnati this summer!

Florida STP

Flordia (statewide) Hybrid (in person majority)

The heart of FL STP is to come alongside you in your local context to champion your walk with the Lord this summer. Teams spanning the state of Florida will be assigned by geographic proximity and will focus on being rooted in the Scriptures, experiencing community, and igniting the Gospel among family members, neighbors, and co-workers. FL STP offers a unique flexibility to participate in these ways as well as be involved in jobs, internships, or classes. Join us in this opportunity for you to invest in your relationship with the Lord and be developed as a Christ-follower RIGHT WHERE YOU’RE AT this summer.

Lonestar STP

San Antonio, TX

U.S. Cities are where diverse cultures, socio-economic groups, ethnic and racial groups and literally the nations collide. More than likely, you will find yourself living in a U.S. city after graduation. What would it look like to spend a summer learning to live on mission for God in a city before you graduate? Join us in San Antonio, TX this summer to grow in honoring God through our work, partner with local churches, and receive Biblical and practical outreach training to be able to live on mission wherever you go!

PAC STP- Semesters

California & Arizona- Statewide

Students at Semesters will be in teams based on geography across Arizona and Southern California. Students will have opportunities to pursue internships, work, summer school… while also being a part of a committed team that will spend intentional time doing in-depth Bible studies, receive top-notch training in pursuing God and sharing your faith with others, and being discipled weekly by their team leader. These opportunities for fellowship, mentoring, guided experiences and time in the Word create an ideal environment for students to grow in their relationship with Christ as well as develop ministry skills and leadership qualities.

Denver Workplace Training Program

Denver, CO

Spend the summer in Denver, Colorado learning to walk with God in the busy-ness of life! While living together and working full time jobs throughout the city you will receive real-world training to bring the Lordship of Jesus into your workplace, relationships, and all areas of life. This summer will help you See God at Work in Your Work. Come be equipped to labor for the Lord for the rest of your life!

PAC STP- Quarters

Estes Park, CO (YMCA of the Rockies)

Students at Quarters will live, work, have fun, and learn with other college students for eight weeks at the YMCA in Estes Park, CO. ​Each student works a full-time job at the YMCA during the day and participates in Bible studies, evangelistic outreaches, discipleship groups, ministry training, fellowship, and other activities during the week.