Black  Hills Excursion

A New Parent/Youth Joint Adventure

Meet your Guide

Kyle Rouse

                          Kyle is a trained wilderness guide who is certified as                            a Wilderness First Responder through National                                    Outdoor Leadership School. He has gained                                          experience in the backcountry with Solid Rock                                      Outdoor Ministry and Geneva Kayak Center. Kyle                                grew up on a farm near Ayrshire Iowa and graduated                            from Emmetsburg High School where he participated in baseball, wrestling, track, and football. After high school, Kyle received a BA in Sport Management from Wartburg College and an MS in Recreation Administration; Outdoor Pursuits from Aurora University. Kyle currently lives in Emmetsburg with Jamie, his wife of 10 years and their 4 children.

Not Available in 2020

This special excursion designed for High School youth and their parents is guaranteed to make lifelong memories. Escape to the Black Hills for a multi-day adventure full of fun, challenges, and faith.


· Gain climbing skills while supervised by Sylvan Climbing School

· Explore beautiful Black Elk Wilderness

· Summit Black Elk Peak (formerly Harney Peak)

· Camp at Custer State Park

. Discover other highlights such as Mt. Rushmore, Keystone, and the Needles.


Learn outdoor skills and experience various thrills as parents and high school youth grow closer together and closer to God. Camping equipment, transportation, and meals from Saturday breakfast through Wednesday supper will be provided.


New Opportunity For High School Youth           and their Parents/Guardian
Youth must have completed 9th-12th Grade
June 29-July3 
Starting at Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp

Total Cost: $610 per person