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 their next steps in school, work, and family.

A Worthy Investment

When Julia was thinking about choosing a gap year program, she was looking for a place to take time to be really intentional about growing in her faith, to learn how to be ‘in community with others, and also to learn the basic life skills to have a solid foundation for her future. "I want a program that will equip me not only to finish college well, but one that offers life skills training to ready me for adulthood."

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Meet Chris Radloff

Chris has been involved in camp ministry since 1987 and has served at Cho-Yeh since 2015. Ultimately, he sees Compass as an amazing opportunity for students to dive deeper into their faith, make lifelong friendships, and create memories that will last a lifetime. He is excited to meet the new Compass students and hopes that they walk away from the program feeling closer to God and more equipped to serve His people – wherever He leads.

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Work Study

Compass students will work alongside camp staff at Cho-Yeh approximately 15-20 hours per week, which can be used to offset the overall cost of the program to cover part of their tuition expense. This also offers hands-on experience, provides lifeguard certification, High Ropes training, 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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