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Wayumi

Wayumi College Course

Take an Adventure

Wayumi is a unique opportunity to focus on the task of reaching the unreached people groups of the world. Set out on your adventure on our 100-acre campus in beautiful central Pennsylvania and experience for yourself the challenges and excitement of reaching people in remote tribes.

2021 Dates

  • August 1-7, 2021
  • October 10-15, 2021

In-depth missions course

This weeklong course will open your eyes to all of the facets of this kind of cross-cultural ministry:

  • Bible — Does the Bible speak specifically about reaching each ethnic group with the Gospel?
  • Language — Learn that you can overcome this obstacle.
  • Culture — Delve into the challenge of cross-cultural ministry.
  • Animism — What do tribal people believe?
  • Evangelism — Sharing the Gospel where there is no previous biblical understanding.
  • Translation — Making God’s Word clear in a new language.
  • Relationships — Developing friendships before you can even speak the language.
  • Teamwork — It takes a team to reach isolated people groups.

The Wayumi Course is $279*, which includes all materials, food and accommodations. The registration fee is $50* with the remaining $229* due at your arrival on the Pennsylvania campus.

Register online for the weeklong course.

*Prices are subject to change.

 

What others are saying...

I’ve been bringing my students to Wayumi for years. I love the combination of informative and interactive activities that focus on the importance of church planting. My students always comment on how they could better see themselves in missions after their time here.

Dr. Ed Scheuerman
Coordinator, Intercultural Studies major
Lancaster Bible College

 

One of the greatest ideas for mission training to win unreached people groups and tribes to Christ is the Ethnos360 center in Jersey Shore, PA.  The experiences here that the students have are comparable to real situations on the mission field. The instructors are veterans of tribal living.  The simulated Yanomami village is as authentic as possible. I wish we could get every student at our university to come for a week.  They would never be the same.  If you want a life-changing experience, the Wayumi exposure is a must.

Dr Don Fanning
Former Chair of Global Studies
Liberty University
Don Fanning
Wayumi Expedition

YOUR ADVENTURE IN TRIBAL MISSIONS... IN PENNSYLVANIA

Want to open your students eyes to missions without leaving the USA?

Wayumi Expedition is a summer camp and a summer missions trip, all rolled into one. At our campus in Pennsylvania, your students will discover how they can be a part of reaching isolated people groups who have never heard the Gospel.

Register online for Wayumi Expedition




What is Expedition all about?

This is a chance for your students to ...

  • experience missions in a new, cool way
  • enjoy fellowship and fun with each other
  • “rough it” in Jungle Camp
  • visit our tribal village



Who is invited?

Expedition is designed for students in 9th – 12th grade. Students come as a Youth Group along with your youth leaders/helpers who serve as chaperones. Wayumi Expedition is most effective with 25 to 75 participants.  We will work with you to combine smaller youth groups to meet the 25 participant minimum.  What a great opportunity to connect with other youth leaders/groups!  Our staff takes care of all sessions and activities, which frees your leaders up to spend time with your students. 




What are the dates?

2021:

  • FULL:  June 13-18, 2021
  • June 20-25, 2021
  • June 27-July 2, 2021
  • FULL:  July 11-16, 2021
  • FULL:  July 18-23, 2021
  • July 25-30, 2021




What’s a typical day look like?

A typical day at Wayumi Expedition begins with devotions and sessions on tribal missions. The students will learn about language, culture, Bible translation and evangelism from veteran missionaries. Afternoons are dedicated to games and competitions which mesh with the things they learned in the morning. Of course, there's tons of time for swimming, games and other activities. Evenings are spent around the campfire singing and hearing the Word of God.




When should we arrive and depart?

Your youth group should plan to arrive between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday.  Wayumi Expedition begins with Sunday supper at 6 p.m. and ends after breakfast on Friday.  Please plan your travel around those times.




Where do we sleep?

Your group will stay in "Jungle Camp" -- a woodland setting in rustic cabins. You will be sleeping in South American hammocks. And you’ll want to bring a sleeping bag because of the cool nights.




How much does Expedition cost?

Wayumi Expedition is $249* per person. This covers all expenses.  Students may want to bring extra cash for the bookstore.

*Prices are subject to change.

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Register online for Wayumi Expedition

Retreats for Groups

YOUR ADVENTURE IN TRIBAL MISSIONS... IN PENNSYLVANIA

The Wayumi retreat experience will give you and your group a bird's eye view of the still-unreached people groups of the world. It will open your eyes to what it takes to reach these groups.

Come to our campus in Pennsylvania for a weekend retreat as a group, an individual or family — to discover:

  • What God is doing today in reaching out to unreached people groups through His Church.
  • What missionaries experience as they teach unreached people groups.
  • The major challenges of cross-cultural ministry — culture and language.
  • All of the ministries involved in taking the Gospel to isolated people groups.

Program Details

The Retreat runs from supper on Friday through lunch on Sunday. Participants should plan to arrive Friday afternoon between 4 pm and 6 pm.

Groups of any size are welcome.  Our campus can accommodate up to 50 - 75 people in total, depending on the make up of various groups i.e. churches, families, youth groups and college groups.  Our staff work to coordinate with groups of all sizes to see a weekend come together. 

2021 Dates

  • FULL: May 14-16
  • September 10-12
  • September 17-19
  • September 24-26
  • October 1-3


Registration deadlines are one month prior to the program date.

Other dates than those listed may be available, including weekdays which may be preferable for school or college groups.  Please contact us to request other dates.  

Wayumi reserves the right to alter or cancel any event contingent upon timely registration and minimum requirements.

Cost

  • $79* per person for ages 13 and up
  • $35* per child ages 6-12
  • Free - Children 5 and under (Please note that childcare is not provided.)

Prices include meals and lodging. $20 per person is due at the time of registration, with the balance due upon arrival. 

*Prices are subject to change. If these costs would be difficult for your family, please contact us at wayumi@ntm.org or 570-398-0639; we may be able to provide some options.

Lodging

Lodging is in dorm-style apartments with twin-size beds. Participants should bring a sleeping bag or twin-size sheets and blankets, pillow case, towel, toiletries and Bible. Individual restroom and shower facilities are located in common areas.

Meals

Meals are served cafeteria style in our dining hall.  Our menu consists of North American fare and is given rave reviews by our attendees.  Those with medically necessary diets should communicate with us prior to their arrival.

Weekend Retreats are for Large Groups, Small groups or Individuals

If a Wayumi Retreat appeals to you, and you do not have a group minimum of 25 or more and want to come as an individual, couple, family or small group, we can work with you and other groups to combine to meet the 25 participant minimum.  Contact us to find which weekends would work for you!

Register online for a Weekend Retreat!

Looking for a Retreat for Your Youth Group?                                           Click on the "Quest" link

Wayumi Quest attendees come as a youth group along with your youth leaders, who serve as chaperones. Our staff takes care of all sessions and activities, which frees your leaders up to spend time with your students.

The sessions are interesting and fun while exposing your students to the biblical basis for reaching unreached people for Christ and challenging them to get involved. Our team is made up of veteran missionaries who have served on the mission field for many years in some of the most remote places on earth.

The students will also be involved in activities and games and they'll even have time to just hang out in the Activity Center or play in the Gym. Human Foosball is one of the favorites in the Activity Center.

Register

Your next step is to register your group.  After registering your group, individual members of the group will also need to register so that we can begin assigning accommodations and plan for any specific needs.  We would recommend that group organizers plan at least 6 months ahead and individuals should register no less than one month prior to the retreat date.  However, contact us at any time to check availability.  

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Wayumi Quest

YOUR ADVENTURE IN TRIBAL MISSIONS... IN PENNSYLVANIA

Are you looking for something unique and different for your Youth Activity?

Wayumi Quest may be your answer! This is a 3-day retreat designed to bring your youth group together.  At our campus in Pennsylvania, learn what it's like to take the Gospel to unreached people groups around the world and have a blast doing it! If you are in 7th through 12th grade, this is for you.

Wayumi Quest is different ... it's all about missions and God's heart for the whole world.

This is a unique missions opportunity for high school youth groups or Christian schools. It is an opportunity to get away for a winter weekend and at the same time have your teens challenged for world evangelism while exposing them to the unreached people groups around the world. Who knows, they may also discover a whole new world of potential for service for their future!

Each Wayumi Quest begins with supper on the first day at 6 p.m. and finishes the third day at lunch. And no we won't be eating grub worms or monkey meat but we do promise great food. Attendees come as a youth group along with your youth leaders, who serve as chaperones. Our staff takes care of all sessions and activities, which frees your leaders up to spend time with your students.

The sessions are interesting and fun while exposing your students to the biblical basis for reaching unreached people for Christ and challenging them to get involved. Our team is made up of veteran missionaries who have served on the mission field for many years in some of the most remote places on earth.

The students will also be involved in activities and games and they'll even have time to just hang out in the Activity Center or play in the Gym. Human Foosball is one of the favorites in the Activity Center. Of course, if there is snow, they'll have time to go out and enjoy it. If not, there will be plenty of indoor activities planned.

Wayumi Quest is $79* per person. This covers all expenses.  A minimum group of 25 is required to book a Quest.

Please contact us for more information by email or by phone 570-398-0639. Or fill out the following form with your contact information and we will contact you!  

*Prices are subject to change.

Register for Wayumi Quest

 

Wayumi Adventure

YOUR ADVENTURE IN TRIBAL MISSIONS... IN PENNSYLVANIA

Field Trip [feeld trip]  noun

a shared social experience that provides the opportunity for students to encounter and explore novel things in an authentic setting.

What is Wayumi Adventure?

A Field Trip all about the Amazon Rain Forest.  And here’s the cool part... the Adventure Guides know all about the Amazon Rain Forest first hand.  They lived there!

What happens at Wayumi Adventure?

The program begins at 9:00.  There’ll be games all about the rain forest.  After a snack, you’ll visit a life-size, Amazonian tribal village where you’ll see and touch artifacts from the rain forest. A hayride happens before lunch.  Everyone departs after lunch.  Each student leaves with a goodie bag.

Who can come to Wayumi Adventure?

It's a morning program for students in 1st through 6th grades.  This program is structured for grade school classes and groups of 20 or more.

How much does it cost?

Wayumi Adventure is $10 per student.  Teachers and adult chaperones are free.

What should we bring?

All participants should bring a sack lunch.  We will provide a mid-morning snack.

How do we register?

Please contact us for more information to schedule your class trip by email or by phone 570-398-0639. Or fill out the group registration form by clicking the link below and we will contact you! 

Wayumi Adventure is offered during the school year in the spring and fall.

Register online for Wayumi Adventure