The Outpost is an intensive Biblically-based 9-month gap year program. Focused on discipleship, leadership and personal growth, Outpost is designed to equip and prepare young adults ages 18-22 for life as ministry.
With Victory as a training ground, Outpost students gain hands-on experience within the camp’s ministry, but beyond that, classes in Bible basics and various theological topics combine with practical life skills and personal development to provide an assorted education.
The life of an Outpost Student includes…
Biblical Training & Teaching
We don’t just throw you into the water and tell you to swim, we teach you the skills you need to be successful in whatever path you choose. You’ll spend an average of 1-3 days per week in classes where you’ll learn more about faith and ministry, ranging from Bible courses and book studies to ministry and personal development classes. One week you will learn how to share your faith and another week you will learn how to weld. Yeah. It’s that diverse. The key is that as you go through the program you will become a more well-rounded person and more solidified in your faith.
Beyond classroom education, you will get to experience different departments around camp, learning and becoming an integral part of the operations at VBC. You may have the opportunity to work Front Desk, Maintenance, Food Service or even Horsemanship. The key is that in addition to the broad training and experience you will gain from the program itself, you will get to spend a portion of your time learning what kind of job or role best suits you. Alongside the year-round staff, everyone pitches in to get things done. Sometimes it will be the students handling set-up and cleaning duties as a group; other times, the entire VBC staff will be working together to get the camp ready for our next guest group. When you’re in Outpost, you learn to work as a team to get these big tasks done!
While in the program, you will share a home with the other students. Part of the joy and struggle with a community arrangement is learning to live and work together. We don’t want to undersell this. You will have to learn how to get along. You will have to learn how to manage conflicts. You will have to learn how to manage budgets. It’s part of life. Sometimes it will be the best part of being an Outpost student. Sometimes it will be the worst. In the end, you will go through experiences together that will bond you with these people for life.
You may have opportunities in …
- Guest Services/Retreats
- Maintenance & Projects
- Food Service
Interested? Let us know!
Fill out the form below and we’ll send you a full application and more info on the Outpost Program! It’s the first step to living out your calling in Alaska!