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1:1 Coaching

David's personalized, spirit-filled coaching for boys helps them find their voice and discover their unique calling.

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Adventure Groups

Join David's fun outdoor adventures for boys in Redding. Each session grows the boys' characters and God-given identities.

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Online Sessions

Connect with David from anywhere in the world through 1:1 coaching sessions or specialized groups available online.

This 8-session outdoor adventure group is designed for boys 10-14 years old to go deeper in their faith and discover their kingdom identity as 'boys becoming men.' The groups explore new trails each session while conquering different spiritual, mental, and emotional challenges through games, activities, and physical feats.

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Coming Soon

All-In Athletes

The boys tackle a new sport every week and learn from the very best, David's special guest coaches who are experts in that sport.

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Summit Seekers

The boys will build kingdom identity putting their spirituality into physical practice in this powerful outdoor discipleship program led by David.

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Coming Soon

Young Entrepreneur

The boys will tour a variety of professional venues to grow their knowledge & imagination of what's possible for their own future career.

David Geus's Adventure Life Academy is a place where boys come to be boys and leave ready to become men. His unique outdoor discipleship program, Summit Seekers, combines over a decade of experience coaching in all capacities – from youth ministry, to soccer & sports training, serving at-risk youth as a social worker in Germany, and working in the Bethel Healing Rooms.

Program Partners

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FREEDOM FROM FEAR

Session Details

In this session, the boys will experience true freedom from something they're afraid of. They will learn to identify their feelings, ask Holy Spirit for a picture of what's stopping them from moving forward, and exchange their fears for a picture of freedom all through playing games & putting faith-tools to work.

The boys learn to identify the feeling of fear through a wrestling game. They write something they're afraid of on a rock using paint pens. They throw this rock away and in exchange receive a new word, feeling, or visual. They write this word on the rock. At the end the boys get to play with a surprise gift, a real shepherd's slingshot!

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CREATIVE & POWERFUL DECISIONS

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In this session, the boys will learn about what it means to have God the Creator living inside of them & how to use their creativity to make powerful decisions in their daily life.

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A STRONG IDENTITY

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In this session, the boys will learn to see themselves through God's eyes & bring that love into real-life to appreciate who they are and how God made them. They will learn to use the spiritual gift of discernment to navigate through their daily thoughts about themselves and see heavenly perspective.

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WORDS ARE WEAPONS

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In this session, the boys will learn about the power of words and how to use declarations to speak life in alignment with what God has to say about who they are and the challenges they face day to day. They will learn to use encouraging self-talk to build Godly self-esteem.

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SQ - SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE

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In this session, the boys will learn God's design for prophecy and will be challenged to take risks with their prophetic gifts. They will have fun playing games & receiving 'downloads' for each other and for their friends and family. 

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DREAMING BIG

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In this session, the boys will learn to identify and name their God-given gifts, abilities, characteristics, dreams, and desires. They will learn to see these as pieces to a puzzle that paint a bigger picture of what they're called to do in life. They will discover their destiny & learn to dream beyond limitations.

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MORE THAN EMOTIONS

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In this session, the boys will learn the importance of emotions. They will learn to identify and name their emotions to discover their needs and learn to express in words what those needs are. They will learn about the comfort & strategy of the Holy Spirit to help move them through emotions & back into action.

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BALANCE CHALLENGE

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In this session, the boys will learn what it means to be truly spiritual -- to be 'doers' of the word and not just 'hearers.' They will learn that encounters with God are meant to lead them into action and to impact & shape their daily routine and lifestyle. They will learn to find strength in God in their every-day life and what balancing their life looks & feels like going forward.

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CASEL
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Social Emotional Learning

Our program is designed to engage with our boys across all of CASEL's 5 areas of competence: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. We aim to equip boys with real-life tools they can carry into their homes, schools, and communities.

Self-Awareness

The boys learn to identify their strengths and ares of growth. We teach them to identify their emotions and needs to find the right action. We use affirming language reinforce healthy identity traits and encourage the boys to dream big because they're worth it.

Self-Management

The boys learn how to manage their emotions and how to deal with stress. They learn time management skills and tools to balance their daily lives. They are encouraged to take risks and try new things. They learn to set goals for their lives and pursue the steps to get there.

Responsible Decision-Making

The boys learn about actions and consequences. They learn to find solutions in the face of impossibility. They learn to see themselves as essential in their family and community. They learn that who they are matters and their place of belonging is valid & unique.

Social Awareness

We emphasize compassion and empathy. The boys learn life lessons through first-hand stories told by the leaders and through this learn to put themselves in others' shoes. They learn to take initiative and be leaders who think first how to serve others before themselves.

Relationship Skills

The boys are taught how to identify their needs and emotions and how to set appropriate boundaries. They learn to communicate powerfully by making 'I' rather than 'you' statements. They learn to work through conflict and forgive and to problem-solve as a team.

Games We Play

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  • Slingshots

  • Shaving creme wars

  • Swimming

  • Viking chess

  • Tug-of-war

  • Charades

  • Sword-fights

  • Puzzle making

  • the 'invent-a-game' game

  • Make art from bark

  • Stroop effect card game

  • Balance the ball

  • Full-body workout

  • The never-ending game

  • Capture the flag

  • Hand wrestling

  • The 'would you' game

  • Ring-toss

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Dreaming Big

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