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Wayumi

Wayumi College Course

An Introduction to Cross-Cultural Church Planting

Gathering new information is a vital part of deciding on our life ministry.  Our Wayumi Course is set up to give students new information on missiology while exposing them to the biblical mandate for missions. It is the prayer of our hearts that through this program, more people will be exposed and then challenged into the world of missions.

The Wayumi Course introduces the biblical basis for reaching every kindred, tongue, and tribe with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus. Along with the biblical foundation for missions, this course presents the challenges of cross-cultural church planting, establishing the church, and seeing the church become truly indigenous, while also showing the various ministries necessary to accomplish the task.

2023 Dates

  • March 6-11, 2023

Cost

  • $335* which includes all materials, food and accommodations
  • Non-refundable registration fee of $50 is due with registration
  • Remaining $285* due 10 days before your arrival
  • $20 fee for Gluten-Free and/or Dairy-Free
  • Since we are a small operation and buy our food on a program by program basis, cancelation fees will apply:
    • 11-15 days $50 (registration fee)
    • 0-10 days $100
*Prices are subject to change.

In-Depth Missions Course

  • 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.



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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.

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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?

2023:

  • June 11-16, 2023
  • June 18-23, 2023
  • June 25-30, 2023
  • July 9-14, 2023
  • July 16-21, 2023
  • July 23-28, 2023


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?

  • $315* per person which includes all materials, food and accommodations
  • Non-refundable group registration fee of $500 is due with registration
  • Registration fee will be applied toward remaining group balance; due 10 days prior to arrival
  • $20 fee for Gluten-Free and/or Dairy-Free
  • Since we are a small operation and buy our food on a program by program basis, cancelation fees will apply:
    • up to 10 days prior $100 per cancelation
    • substituting another person for the cancelation is accepted
    • please notify us of any changes prior to arrival
  • Students may want to bring extra cash for the gift shop.

*Prices are subject to change.

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Wayumi Retreat

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 5:30 pm.

A minimum of 25 or more is required to run a program.  Groups of any size are welcome.  Our campus can accommodate up to 75 people in total. 

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.

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

2022 Dates

  • October 14-16
  • October 21-23


Registration deadlines are due 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.

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 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.

  • Prices include meals and lodging
  • Non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration
  • Balance (Cost minus Registration Fee) is due 10 days prior to arrival
  • Since we are a small operation and buy our food on a program by program basis, cancelation fees will apply:
    • 11-15 days $20
    • 0-10 days $50

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, and towel. Individual restroom and shower facilities are located in common areas. 

All of our buildings have heat and air-conditioning as well as WiFi.  

If you are arriving by air, we supply all linens.

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.  If you have significant dietary needs, you may need to bring supplemental food.  Fresh fruits and vegetables are offered at every meal. 

We are able to accommodate Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free for a minimal additional charge.

Arrival and Departure Information

  • Plan to arrive between 4:00 and 5:30 p.m.
  • The day before arrival you will receive an email containing the number to text with your ETA
  • We are only able to transport to/from State College (SCE) if you plan to arrive by air ($50)
  • We supply linens for those arriving by air 
  • Departure is after lunch on Sunday

Register as a Group

  • Register your group by clicking the link below
  • Submit non-refundable registration fee of $200 (you will receive a link to pay through Square)
  • Once your group is registered, please have each person in your group register using the link below and selecting your Group Name
  • Group leader collects all individual payments and submits balance with one payment upon arrival 

Register as an Individual

  • Register by clicking the link below
  • Submit a non-refundable $20 registration fee



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Looking for a Retreat for Your Youth Group?
                        See Wayumi Quest

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

*Prices are subject to change.


Please contact us for more information by email (wayumi@ntm.org) or by phone (570) 398-0639. 

Register as a group below and we will be in contact with you.  

 

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.  

What are the Dates?

We run this program on Wednesday mornings by request. When registering please provide at least 3 Wednesday dates that will work with your schedule.

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.

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Wayumi Church Leaders Retreat

YOUR ADVENTURE IN TRIBAL MISSIONS... IN PENNSYLVANIA

Are you looking for something unique and different for your Church Family?

Wayumi may be your answer!
What in the world is WAYUMI? (why-you-me)
Would it be a good fit for your church?

Designed to educate and excite both young and old about reaching people groups with the gospel, the Wayumi program has proven to be a great tool for church missions programs.

Come and find out during a mid-week COMPLIMENTARY retreat!
Come to get a taste of Wayumi yourself!
Find out how it could benefit your church.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Wayumi Church Leaders Retreat begins on Tuesday at supper and finishes on Thursday after breakfast. 

This enables you to attend without missing your Sunday service. One of the highlights is meeting other mission-minded Church Leaders.

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 & language.
  • …all of the ministries involved in taking the Gospel to isolated people groups.

At Wayumi the sessions are interesting and fun while exposing attendees 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.

COST

There is no cost.  This retreat is totally complimentary.  After you arrive at Wayumi, we’ll provide everything - comfortable lodging and meals.

 

2022 DATES

  • October 18-20, 2022

 

2023 DATES

  • April 4-6, 2023

LODGING

Lodging is in dorm-style apartments with twin beds.  We supply all linens.

 

MEALS

All meals are served in our own dining hall, cafeteria style.  Our menu consists of normal North American fare….no grub worms will be served!  We are given rave reviews by our attendees about our Wayumi food.  We do offer dairy-free or gluten-free options upon request.

 

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