We live in a busy world. Between school, sports, scraping together a social life, spending time with the family, taking care of homework, attending Youth Group, trying to get a goodnights sleep in…. we have a lot of demands on our time. While those demands may be important, they often compound and we can easily find ourselves too busy reacting to pause and examine who we are called to be in light of the Gospel of Jesus. Throughout the week, AO! enjoys such activities as high and low ropes course, backpacking, white water canoeing, rapelling, and climbing. The program uses activities to teach teamwork, responsibility, and most importantly reliance on Christ through a consistent, lasting personal relationship. The spiritual part of the program includes a 45-minute quiet time in the morning during which high-schoolers work through a booklet we provide. During the day, activities are often introduced with a spiritual emphasis and at night, our staff leads praise and worship around the campfire, followed by a spiritually focused discussion of the day’s activities.