Why take A Gap Year?

Not a year off, but a year up!

Camp Cho-Yeh is passionate about our vision of building the next generation of Christian leaders through cultivating faith, nurturing community, and forging character.  A 9-month discipleship program allows 18-22 year-olds the opportunity to develop much needed leadership and life skills before taking next steps in the real world.

Cultivating Faith

We want to see our students grow in their faith by learning about God and His Word and how this should inform every area of their lives.

Nurturing Community

We want to teach our students the tools necessary for developing and maintaining healthy interpersonal-relationships. This will make them successful in everything from business to marriage.

Forging Character

We desire that our students would not only increase in virtues like perseverance, integrity, work ethic, compassion, and discipline, but also to be equipped with basic life skills that are practical for everyday living (i.e. budgeting/finances, healthy diet/cooking, car maintenance, etc.).

If the next generation is to be equipped to go into all areas of life, then Christ and His Word must be the bedrock of this foundation. At Compass, we understand and embrace this kind of posture in our mission, vision and values. We would welcome the opportunity to join with your student as they prepare to launch into the next phase of their life.

A Worthy Investment

When Daniela’s son, Cody, expressed interest in the Compass program she was hesitant had lots of question. But after watching his growth last year, here's what she had to say: “If you’re a parent hesitant to send your child to Compass, I would tell you to take that leap of faith...Your child will develop lifelong friendships and learn skills most teenagers don’t learn these days. Your child will come out of this program a changed person!”

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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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Work Study

Compass students will work alongside camp staff at Cho-Yeh approximately 10-15 hours per week, which offsets the overall cost of the program to cover part of their tuition expense. This also offers you hands-on experience, provides lifeguard and High Ropes training certification, leadership development, and is a lot of fun!

As part of the immersive discipleship program, you will live with other Compass students and cook community meals together, as well as attend classes and community building activities.

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