Why take a

Gap Year?

Compass is an intensive 9-month discipleship program, uniquely created to equip students for the challenges of life. Through an integration of spiritual development, leadership activities, and community living, Compass students will deepen their faith, forge character, and learn what it means to passionately follow Christ.

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Program Overview

Over the course of this 9-month program, students will learn about who they are, whose they are, and gain the skills necessary to be well-equipped in a changing society.

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A Year Up, Not a Year Off

Invest in Your Future

As a compass student you not only increase in virtues like perseverance, integrity, work ethic, compassion, and discipline, but also are equipped with basic life skills for practical everyday living...budgeting/finances, healthy diet/cooking, car maintenance, etc. You also learn tools necessary for developing and maintaining healthy interpersonal-relationships, making you successful in everything from business to marriage. You will grow in faith by gaining a deeper understanding of God and how this impacts every area of your life.



Meet Guy Bratton

Guy has seen the transformation that occurs in a camp setting throughout his two decades in ministry. He brings to Compass a passion for life on life discipleship and a desire to walk alongside young people as they discern their calling. He has been in full-time Camp ministry for the past 20 years.

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Is Compass Right For You?

Worried about the cost of Compass? The average cost for just room and board at Texas A&M is $15,600. For less than that you can live on beautiful lake Livingston AND travel to New York, Colorado, and Internationally. We also have generous scholarships available!

Can’t choose between Compass and taking classes towards your degree? Do both! You can take classes online and experience 9 months of growth like never before!