Setting The Course


Through Bible study, book discussion, and hands-on group projects, students will gain a deeper understanding of who God is and wrestle with theological concepts that will impact their Christian worldview. No matter your future vocation, you are called to live in communion with God. You'll learn spiritual disciplines to show you how!

Leadership Development

Servant leadership is a Christian philosophy that puts forth the idea that for one to lead, one must learn to serve. Compass students will have unique opportunities to serve the local church and retreat guests during their time in the program.


Compass students will earn their Lifeguard Certification and High Ropes training as well as receive training on practical skills:

Cooking and Meal Planning
Resume Building
Conflict Resolution Training
Public Speaking
Basic Car Maintenance
Budgeting and Finances
Simple Home Repairs


Our Compass students have the chance to press pause from the pressures and expectations of life by taking a step back and examining their life in light of of who they are and their relationship with Christ.


From across the state to across the world, an emphasis of the Compass program is expanding one's horizons through travel. Compass students who participate in the full 9-month program will experience the following:

Colorado Wilderness Trip
Cross Country Road Trip to Upstate NY
Holy Lands Tour
Service Trip

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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The 2020-2021 Compass Gap Year Program has been suspended. 

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