Bonfire: High School Revival & Missions Intensive

You weren’t meant to burn alone.
Like logs in a bonfire, we come together to catch fire and stay lit.

BONFIRE is a 21-day summer intensive for high school age young people who come together for a life-changing encounter with God and a world-changing missions outreach. Challenging teaching, small-group application, and life-on-life mentoring from passionate young revivalists will help you discover your “original design” and give you keys for unlocking your destiny.

You’ll form deep, lasting friendships through outdoor adventure, fun, and fellowship among the towering redwoods and pristine beaches of the Mendocino Coast.

Finally, BONFIRE staff and students will go out together to proclaim the Good News of God’s Kingdom in word, deed, and power. (Participants can choose between foreign or domestic outreach.)

Dates: June 30th – July 22nd 2018
 $1300 *Costs include tuition, food, housing and travel.
For more info, email us at or call 707-937-5700.


In-reach Phase

I. Classroom Discussion Topics

Powerful, passionate missionaries will present biblical truth on a wide range of life-topics, including:

A. Who is God? — His character and ways
B. Who am I? — Original Design; Identity in Christ
C. Hearing God’s voice
D. Worship, Intercession, and Spiritual Warfare
E. Encountering the Father Heart of God
F. Relationships
G. Power Evangelism

II. Small Groups

In smaller, more intimate groups we will develop deeper relationships with other participants and Bonfire staff, and create opportunities to discuss and apply teachings.

III. Creative Celebration in Worship; Intercession

Each day we will gather to celebrate the goodness and greatness of God, and to shape history through world-changing intercessory prayer.

IV. Quiet Times

We will break away from each other and pursue a personal one-on-one relationship with Jesus everyday.

V. Local Outreach

We will learn and practice “naturally supernatural” outreach and service in our local community.

VI. Activities

Hikes in the redwoods, bonfires on the beach, kayaking and canoeing on the river, games and sports.

Outreach Phase

All outreaches will include service, evangelism, and work with local churches.

    • U.S. Outreach: Serve and share Christ’s love on a Native American reservation.
    • International Outreach: Service-based projects in Mexico.


Additional Information

I. Tuition

The cost for Bonfire is $1300 which includes tuition, food, and housing for both phases. Full tuition will be required before or upon arrival.

II. Location

The In-reach phase takes place in Albion, CA at the Lord’s Land retreat center.

III. Staff

All staff working with Bonfire students are experienced YWAM Staff, or staff in training who have graduated from our training and discipleship programs. Many have experience working with young people. All have completed background checks. Feel free to contact us with any questions.