Adventures in Leadership: Grades 10/11/12


Adventures in Leadership – Backpack  10/11/12 (AIL) June 23 – 29, 2019 $405

“I want to start applying servant leadership in my home, with my family.” – AIL Student

“This adventure doesn’t end today. It ends when we want it to end. I will hopefully continue this adventure and hopefully change lives.” – AIL Student

“I think AIL built my faith in God. AIL also gave me more confidence that I could be a better leader.” – AIL Student

Adventures in Leadership is a small-group, wilderness, leadership and discipleship training experience designed for senior high students. Created to equip students with a Christian leadership framework to assist them in discovering and developing their own leadership style consistent with their God-given abilities and gifts, AIL is led collaboratively by Covenant Point trip guides and Central Conference Covenant youth leaders. AIL includes one full day at camp, 3 1⁄2 days backpacking Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (hiking 4-8 miles per day), and a half day of guided sea kayaking on Lake Superior. Days on trail are spent hiking from campsite to campsite with all gear on our backs, learning wilderness skills, preparing meals together, setting up camp, sleeping in tents, and sharing devotional times around a campfire. Each student is assigned as group leader for a portion of time, in which they help in meal prep, trail decisions, and lead a short devotional word for the group. Though physically demanding, this trip is certainly manageable for the open- minded and enthusiastic student. Funding for AIL is a joint partnership between students and their churches (as able), and is subsidized by the Billy Orris Memorial Fund.

AIL application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019.


*AIL is designed to be a once-per-camper experience, so repeat registration is not possible. Past AIL students looking to do a CPBC backpack trip should consider the Sr. High Backpack Trip.

*AIL is subsidized through a memorial fund, therefore, CPBC Summer Youth Camp Discounts do not apply. 

Apply for AIL Online!

2019 AIL Pastor / Youth Leader Reference Form (each applicant must have one pastoral reference)

2019 AIL Student Letter & Packing List

2019 AIL Letter to Church Leaders