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A leadership development program for high school students

June 27–July 26, 2018

Wilderness, theology and ministry intertwine at Compass. Over the course of one month, you’ll join high school students from around the globe in backpacking through the Adirondack Mountains of New York, studying theology under renowned professors at Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and traveling to Iceland to serve and minister in a cross-cultural context. These three back-to-back expeditions will challenge and encourage you as a leader and as a follower of Christ.


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your journey
with Christ

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the foundations
of your faith

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by example,
in service to others

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Student Testimonials 

“Compass was one of the most incredible months of my life.”

“My time at Compass was a pivotal point in my growth as a person and a Christian. It has forever shaped the way I see Christian fellowship and how I interact with those closest to me.”

“I can’t point to another period in my life where I learned so much in such a short amount of time. It truly altered the course of my life.”

Support the Program

Each year, the Compass Program raises money to help cover the program’s budget and keep the experience financially attainable for students. Your donation goes a long way to further our mission to raise up the next generation of Christian leaders.