Outdoor Adventure DTS

Outdoor Adventure DTS 

Do you love the outdoors? Does camping, hiking, diving and exploring get your blood pumping?  The Big Island of Hawaii boasts some of the most rugged and stunning coastlines, mountains, and an active volcano all waiting for you to come explore.

The Outdoor Adventure DTS equips and trains you with the necessary skills to survive in the wild. Hawaii is a beautiful and unique place rich in culture and history. We will focus on learning how to respect the land and the Hawaiian culture by honoring the people who have gone before and leaving it better when you leave.

Lecture Phase

Your adventure begins with a three-month Lecture Phase at the Port YWAM Campus, located in the heart of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. World renowned speakers, along with devoted staff, will encourage and challenge you to experience the abundant life God has to offer.


Lecture Phase is more than just an education; it is a journey into the very heart of God, discovering His call for your life and how you can use your gifts, skills and education to bring transformation to the nations. Within a community dedicated to prayer, worship, and seeking God, we will challenge you to become the man or woman God desires you to be.
During this time, you will engage and learn about the following:

• God’s Nature and Character

• God’s Intention for Individuals, Peoples, and Creation

• God’s Redemption: Sin and the Cross

• God’s Family: His Children and His Church

• God’s World: His Call and His Commission

• God’s Truth: Biblical Worldview and Foundation

Not Your Average Classroom

On your DTS at Port YWAM Kona, training happens both outside and inside the classroom. Lectures will open your heart, challenge your mind and inspire you to act.  With lecturers from all around the world, every week will be an adventure of its own. You will rub shoulders with Port YWAM Kona staff and leaders from around the globe who will encourage you and broaden your understanding of missions.

Outreach Phase

Outreach Phase is what makes the YWAM-DTS experience unique. We believe that Discipleship is not complete until you, a disciple, begin to make disciples. God desires that all mankind would know Him and His love (John 3:16). Being His followers, we desire the same! Alongside your Kingdom-minded classmates, experienced staff will guide you in sharing your faith with the nations of the world.

However, we are not content with just sharing the Gospel. We believe that Jesus is the most compassionate man who ever walked the earth. He is deeply concerned with every aspect of life, both practically and spiritually (James 2:17).

Your Outreach Phase will give you the opportunity to travel to a foreign culture as an ambassador of Christ. You will become His hands and feet in bringing hope and compassion to a hurting world in desperate need! It’s an experience that is bound to rock you to the core and it will define the way in which you choose to live in the future.

If you are searching for the adventure of all adventures, we invite you to join us!



  • September 27, 2018 – March 23, 2019
  • September 26, 2019 – March 14, 2020

How Much

  • Lecture cost is $3,995 USD + $250 additional outdoor gear + $75 registration fee (or $100/couple). (Includes food, board & tuition. Does not include airfare.) *Prices are subject to change
  • Outreach cost Approximately USD $4,500 – $5,000.depends on destination as the majority of the cost is airfare. 

Online Application Form

Or contact us: registrar@ywamships.net. +1 (808) 757-9150

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