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Summer Experiences: CRU – Outdoor Experiences

Outdoor Experiences


Serve God in the midst of His beautiful creation, as you grow in the intimacy of your walk with Him, develop leadership skills, and learn how to share your faith naturally in any situation. Cru staff will give you one-on-one discipleship with clear and practical ministry training. You will work a job (money earned can be used for college next semester), learn to share with your co-workers, live in a close-knit community with other college students, and experience a summer that will equip you for Spirit-filled conversations for the rest of your life.


Experience Dates

Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, TN: May 30-July 30, 2024
Ozark Lakes, Branson, MO: June 1-Aug 1, 2024
Yellowstone National Park: May 29-Aug 5, 2024

Application Deadline

No application deadline but spots for all of these trips will fill up quickly so apply early.

Contact Information

Ron Bystrom – ron.bystrom@cru.org
Andrew Brown –


  • Smoky Mountains: Gatlinburg, TN
  • Ozark Lakes: Branson, MO
  • Yellowstone National Park


Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, TN: $3,875
Ozark Lakes, Branson, MO: $3,800
Yellowstone National Park: $1,975

Best for Majors in…

Arts & Sciences
Behavioral Sciences

Types of Service

Vocational Christian Missions

Interested in applying? You can do so by submitting an application at the link below.

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