Christian Leadership Training
CLT is a two week Adventure Camp Program for ages 16-17. The CLT program encourages campers to develop a personal understanding of the Gospel through outdoor adventure, physical challenge, and intensive Bible studies. We have intentionally planned all events in the two-week program to make those goals a reality in the lives of our CLT campers. We truly believe campers will walk away with a desire to know and serve God, and have a better understanding of how to own their faith and how to grow as a Christian leader.
Stretched in new ways, campers are free to open up and share questions and issues they are wrestling with. Their faith is challenged and campers are forced to think through what they believe and why they believe it. In the end, campers walk away from CLT with a faith of their own, a renewed passion for Christ, and a bond that unites friends for a life-time.
Since 2003, we have been sending groups out to Camp Eagle where they get to explore the Texas Hill Country with Cho-Yeh staff and trained Eagle Quest guides. Campers will stay at Cho-Yeh until Tuesday on the first week and then leave for Camp Eagle. Once they arrive at Camp Eagle, campers will prepare for their respective adventures. River Edition campers will load their kayaks and get ready to paddle 40 miles of the Pecos River. Trail Edition campers will load up their back packs and get ready to hit the trail. Combo Edition campers will do elements of both hiking and kayaking. Upon completion of their adventures the campers will come back together at Camp Eagle to play along the water front, enjoy the coffee shop, and dress up for an evening of celebration and a homemade meal at "Mi Casa". Once their time is complete at Camp Eagle they will load up and head back to Cho-Yeh arriving on Tuesday of the second week.
The River Trip is a once in a lifetime, epic adventure for both experienced and first time paddlers. We'll prepare for the river at the Eagle Quest base camp, and then we'll hit the road with kayaks in tow. With all our food and gear loaded on our boats, we will set off down a 60 mile stretch of the Pecos River, camping each night along the way. This trip is a bit wilder than the Trail Edition, and is a little farther from civilization. You'll have to rely on your group, you'll battle the elements and you'll
paddle every inch of the pristine and remote river to make it to the end. There's also going to be plenty of fun along the way; we'll enjoy swimming, fishing, climbing, cliff jumping, rapids and incredible views of the best oasis Texas has to offer. Space is limited to 12 campers on each river trip.
“CLT Trail Edition” is a hiking and camping adventure experience of a lifetime. We'll spend the first night at base camp where we prepare gear, packs and food for the trail. The next morning the adventure begins! You’ll get to experience huge zip lines, climb 50 foot rock faces, brave unique challenge course elements, explore a secret cave, and swim in the crystal clear Nueces River among many other great adventures! Beyond all the extreme experiences there will be incredible views to gaze upon, creative team-building exercises to complete, interesting wildlife to spot along the way, a Texas night sky that is to die for, and meaningful Bible Studies and discussions about faith that will challenge you to grow.
*New for 2017* Combo Edition
"CLT Combo Edition" is a hybrid trip that will include elements of both the Trail and River Trips. Campers will spend half of their time at Camp Eagle doing a portion of the River trip, and the other half of their time doing a portion of the Trail trip. This is a great opportunity to experience some elements of both trips. With this trip, you don't have to decide between the two!
Once a camper completes CLT, he or she is no longer eligible to return to Cho-Yeh as a camper. At 17 years of age, campers may apply for a Cho-Yeh Work Crew position.
At 18 years of age, individuals who have completed the Work Crew program may apply for a Counselor position.