One of my favorite things is working with a great crew on NIKO. In short,
Niko, a word meaning to conquer or to overcome, is a five-day wilderness leadership training program where you take risks to discover more about who God has made you to be. Your learning environment will be the great outdoors, the classroom of life. You will learn skills vital to working as a team, being a leader, and pushing yourself beyond limits you thought you could never overcome. As an individual or a group you learn to surrender your individual rights and learn new levels of interdependence with others. The most important aspect is to grow in your dependence on God.
I have been able to serve on 25 or 26 Nikos the last 7 years in 4 different locations around the United States. I believe this ministry truly changes lives and influences kids from ages 13 on up.