Greetings to all our readers! While we wrap up our fourth day of camp, we wanted to do some shout-outs from the students. This is a way for them to reach out to friends and family back home, and for you to “hear their voices” through a short message. 
Side note: WOW are these kids amazing. They are blowing the minds of all the leaders and making our hearts swell— we feel super blessed to be a part of this team! 

Hey guys!!! We are having so much fun here!!!! Miss you guys, can’t wait to see you Monday!!!! Love you, see you soon.  (Hug the puppers for me.)    -Alex

Hi family and friends!! Hope you all are doing well!! I’m having an awesome time here in Alaska… round two has been great! Thanks for the blog comment Jenna!! I miss you guys! There better be a puppy there when I get home;) Can’t wait to see you all on Monday!


Hi blog followers this is Claire, 

I am having lots of fun and laughs. I have enjoyed meeting new people and connecting with the girls in our cabin. The leaders are doing well but need more sleep and coffee thanks for everyone following the blog.

Hey Guys it’s me Kyle. I’ve been having a wonderful time. Everybody is super nice, we’re enjoying laughs together and growing in god. The mountains are indescribable, there so beautiful that u can’t even comprehend them. I’m so happy that I came and thx guys for letting me go. Love u guys.

Hello all!! Up here is totally amazing! Being able to see everyone I have missed so so much is totally a blessing! The camp games have been super fun, even thought some of us haven’t been the luckiest. Can’t wait to stay here and do this forever 😉 Miss you all, thanks for all the support! 


Hey “miss” you guys back their in the lower 48. Brayden

Hi family and friends! I am having a great time in Alaska. I have gotten so many letters and blog comments from all of you and I am so grateful for all of them! Can’t wait to see you all at home when I get back and I am so thankful for all of your support and love. Sincerely, Jon

Hey friends and family, happy to let you know I’m having an amazing time! This place is full of great food and great people! It’s so unbelievably beautiful up here as well! Looking forward to seeing you guys soon 🙂 Sophie

Hey guys! Having a great time in Alaska. Been on some great hikes and have had fun leading and helping lead camp activities. Really miss all you guys back home and I love receiving all your letters. Thanks a lot! 

Hey friends and family, up here in Alaska we’re having a blast! I’ve met so many amazing kids, and the hikes are absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to share all that I’ve done! Thanks for all the prayers and kind comments!


Hey friends and family! I’ve been having a ton of fun up here so far, and I’ve been building tons of friendships as well! The hikes so far have been amazing! I can’t wait to share all of the super fun experiences once I get back! Thanks for all of the blog comments and prayers!


Hey it’s Colin and I’m officially a para cord master.

Hi it’s Taatjes u guys r jealous

S/O to Grace Hao Chen even though you probably won’t see this. Hope your job is going well -Josh

Happy Birthday Sam!!!!!!!!!!! – mark

Meet the Team 2018: Ian!


My name is Ian. I am going to be a freshman in the fall. I am excited for the trip, and I am already packed. I packed light, packing only necessities and 540 marshmallows. Our team has been preparing for this trip for several months. We have several plans for what to do with the kids in Alaska and even more emergency activities. We plan on making smores. Of course, I am looking forward to not only helping in Alaska, but also seeing it. I hiked several canyons last year, so I am all ready to hike in the mountains.

Thanks for praying for us!


We made it!

Greetings from Alaska! Our team made it safe and sound. Praise God!
We had a smooth drive up to Minneapolis, had a quick dinner once we got through security…
And a smooth flight up to the land of the midnight sun! Speaking of, this photo was taken at the beginning of our final descent, around 10:30pm local time:
We are excited to wake up tomorrow morning at Eaglecrest, attend a church service in nearby Palmer, and begin our work serving the community! Much much more later.  Good night!