Who are the speakers?
Loren and Darlene Cunningham, John Dawson, Brian Brennt, Andy Byrd, Danny Lehman, Dean Sherman, David Hamilton (TBC), Dan Sneed, Christian Fox, Kevin Norris, Brett and Karen Curtis, Jim Walker
Is there only one school?
We run a DTS each January, April, July and Sept
How much does it cost?
The anticipated cost for lecture phase will be $3,995us, which will cover the cost of room, board, food, and tuition. The cost of outreach is separate and varies where you will go during outreach phase. An estimate would be $2500 – $5,000
Where is outreach?
Amazon River on board the river boat Amazon Reach, in the Pacific Ocean on board the sailing yacht Caribbean Reach, in Australia and Papua New Guinea on board the YWAM Medical ship Pacific Link, around the Baja Peninsula on board the sailing yacht El Encunetro, in Europe on board the sailng ship Next Wave, and more…
How much money should I bring?
Every student will have different personal spending preferences and limits. Some students bring very little to cover personal expenses and others much more. Expenses Include:
California Fishing license if you wish to fish in California.
No need to bring underwater equipment (wet suits, snorkel gear, etc) they will be provided for a small fee.
Laundry and detergent.
Other personal expenses (eating out, misc. toiletries, weekend trips, etc)
What will the weather be like?
On Catalina Island the average January temperatures are 61.9 °F (16.6 °C) and average of 46.6 °F (8.1 °C); prepare for muddy, chilly, and damp. Average temperatures in September are around 73°F (22.3 °C) and a minimum of 60°F (15.7 °C).
Kona has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. The average high in Feb- March is 82°F (28°C ) while the average low is 66.4°F (19°C). Oct- Nov the average high is 86°F (30°C) while the average low is 71°F (21°C). Humidity is generally between 50% and 70%
Do you offer any discounts or scholarships?
YWAM children and Circuit Rider grads scholarships available.
Can my parents, boyfriend, girlfriend come and visit?
Yes, it is possible with advanced notice and circumstances.
Can I bring my car to DTS?
You could buy one in Kona but not on Catalina Island.
Can I send a donation to a student and get a tax receipt?
No, all donations for a student’s lecture phase needs to be sent directly to the student and are not considered tax deductible. Each student is responsible for collecting and paying their tuition.
Can I make a tax deductible donation toward the outreach ?
Yes you can. You may go to: http://ywamships.net/give/
What is the age limit for DTS? Is 17 years old too young?
We do consider applications from 17 year-olds if they have completed high school, but students must turn 18 before the outreach portion of the school. As with all applications we prayerfully consider your participation and evaluate your gifts and calling, social and spiritual maturity, love for the Lord and others. We want God’s highest for each individual and especially welcome those who have a desire to know God and make Him known.
What type of visa do I need to enter the United States?
Most international students coming enter the US with a B-1/B-2 Visa. Though this is generally a visa used for business or tourism, it is also deemed to be a valid visa for those coming for short-term missionary service or training. The letter of invitation (after acceptance to the DTS) that you receive from us states the exact dates of your stay. The B-1/B-2 Visa is valid for 90 days.
What will happen to my visa status when departing for outreach?
If you are going on outreach and planning to return to the USA (some schools return for debrief) afterwards, you will need a letter of invitation from your school in order to re-enter the USA.
Where do I send my $75 application fee ($150 for foreign students)?
You can send us the application fee by using one of the methods listed below:
YWAM Ships Orange County
PO Box 14637
Irvine, CA 92623
*note: If you write a check make it out to: “YWAM”. Be sure to include student’s name and school they are taking!
Use the following information when wiring funds.
Bank Name: US Bank
Account Name: YWAM Ships Orange County
Account number: 153469921511
Swift Number: USBKUS441MT
ABA Number: 122235821
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694, USA
* Please add $10.00 to all wire transfers to cover the cost of receiving the transfer. Be sure to include student’s name and school they are taking.
Credit Card – on line
Go to www.ywamships.net/give Be sure to add 3% if you use this as the credit card company take that from us when they process the transaction
Credit Card – verbal
You can call the Student Services Office at +1-949 791 7447 and call in your credit card information.
Can you please give us information about second level courses you run after DTS?
How do I apply for a DTS online?
Here’s the link: