Explore! Wilderness Adventures

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Camping and camp activities are one of the foundations at LBE. Explore! Wilderness Adventures is our year round, outdoor activity ministry.

Through Explore! many children and youth get the chance to experience nature in all seasons. These are opportunities for youth at risk to learn about camping, faith, community, and creation.

The trips are tough and require hard work from the participants. Completing a trip gives each person a sense of accomplishment and pride.

Our trip leaders are mature and committed full time staff members, interns, and volunteers who are passionate about mentoring youth on their faith journey. These individuals help provide safe and enjoyable programs for every youth to experience.

Our annual schedule typically looks like this:

September – October: ​Weekend Backpacking Trips

November – December: ​Weekend Day Hiking Trips

January – February:​​ Snowshoeing Trips and Winter Camping

March – April: ​​Spring Weekend Day Hiking Trips

May – June: ​​​Outdoor Leadership Training courses and Weekend Day Trips

July – August: ​​Weeklong (3-5 days) Canoe Tripping and Backpacking Trips

How to Get Involved


We require a volunteer team of 4-6 mature Christian leaders from September through April to make our program possible. We provide all training and certification courses to get volunteers prepared, confident, and empowered. No prior experience necessary, though an asset. We look for individuals who are hungry for adventure and enjoy spending time with youth.

Explore! Contact Form

Summer Wilderness Team

Our summer program ramps up and we hire 2 full-time wilderness leaders. This term is May through August and the focus is on weekend trips in the spring and week-long canoe tripping and backpacking trips in the summer. This is an intensive job, but if you love the wilderness and making a difference in the lives of youth, this incredible opportunity is for you! We provide all necessary outdoor leadership training.

Full Time Staff Positions

We have a staff team of 2-3 outdoor leaders to lead and implement the Explore! program. These are part-time (15-25 hrs) or full-time (40 hrs) positions. Staff members are responsible for training and organizing volunteers, interns, and our wilderness adventures. For more information please see our Summer Ministry page.

Apply now for a ministry training opportunity of a lifetime!