about us

We are a team of passionate and experienced outdoor leaders who LOVE to connect students with Jesus through the outdoor context. We started this ministry in 2018 to meet to growing need of safe, fun, and dynamic Christian outdoor services in Manitoba.

Here we are, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, ready to serve our local Church community and help provide you with a fun and engaging context in which to teach the Bible, facilitate spiritual formation, and simply connect with your youth group.

Our staff are support raised missionaries who faithfully serve the Lord. Our vision is to see God's Kingdom thrive in Manitoba and we openly offer our services to anyone interested in being outside and learning more about Jesus.

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Wilderland Adventure Co.

We have partnered with Wilderland Adventure Co. to effectively, efficiently, and affordably offer the best outdoor programs in Manitoba. They are a registered outfitter with decades of experience. Their professional, fun, and engaging staff give us the leadership needed to ensure your groups safety is top priority. Unlike most local outdoor education services, Wilderland provides a dynamic program that is challenging yet rewarding as they meet the needs of your specific group.

Wilderland is committed to the Youth Outdoors Project and we're excited to have this amazing resource to help serve you and our local Church.

our team

 
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Matt Peters

Founder and Project Director

Matt spent over 15 years leading local outdoor ministry projects here in Manitoba before he founded the Youth Outdoors Project in 2018. Now a husband, father, and mentor, he spends more of his time training others to paddle, hike, and camp while using outdoor experiences to share the Gospel of Jesus. He is a certified instructor for Paddle Canada, the Outdoor Council of Canada and owns/operates the Wilderland Adventure Company.

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Kevin Rempel

Program Coordinator

Kevin joined the team in spring 2021 and has jumped right in with his zeal for the outdoors and his 13 years of experience as an educator and school counsellor. He brings an unique connection to the community we serve while adding immense value through his extensive knowledge of plants and local heritage. He coordinates and manages our workshops and programs and always brings a friendly smile to the groups we serve.

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join our team!

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We are looking for like minded individuals to be part of our outdoor ministry team. We have various roles for volunteers and occasional contract work. Ideal team members are:

- Age 18 and over.

Committed to walking a life with Jesus.

- Willing to teach & communicate Biblical truths and spiritual formation to youth.

- Punctual and committed.

- Good communicator & willing to listen.

- Willing to get trained in various outdoor activities & leadership skills.

- Willing to provide a Criminal Record Check as well as a Manitoba Child Abuse Registry Check.

- Willing to be fully vaccinated prior to working with students and children.

Send us you resume and reasons for applying and one of our staff will contact you. info.youthoutdoors@gmail.com