Experience DTS

Meeting God on the Peaks and in the Valleys

Due to COVID19 we had to replan our DTS school. This means, that the Outdoor Experience DTS is canceled for this year. But don’t worry our new United DTS 2020 will start the 13th of September. It’s a two track, OUTDOOR and CREATIVE WORSHIP DTS. Check it out here: UNITED DTS 2020

our vision

What is the Outdoor Experience DTS? 

Is it climbing mountains, canoeing down rivers or exploring caves? Yes, it’s all that but also being intentional while doing it, so that we can grow in our relationship with God, to find out more about ourselves and to bring Glory to His name!

We believe that the outdoors have been made for doing exactly this and you can see how God used His creation for all this. God gave the ten commandments on Mount Sinai in the Old Testament. Jesus challenged his disciples during a storm on a lake and often took them on mountains in the New Testament.

Nature, adventure and outdoor challenges are an amazing tool that we use to disciple people who are excited about God.  

Lecture Phase

DTS is amazing!  
You will find out new truths about God, yourself, other people & cultures.

During the lecture phase, roughly the first three months of the school, you will be based in the beautiful city Freiburg, which is close to the Black Forest, Switzerland and France. Here you will face challenges that might change your whole character, your lookout on life and completely turn around your future plans. DTS has been designed to take you away from traditions and head knowledge, to focus on real heart change. You want to get real with yourself, others and God? You’ve come to the right place! 

All this happens in close fellowship with the other students, as well as a small staff team while being taught by outstanding teachers. During this time, you can expect to spend around three to five weeks being taught on the trail and in mountain huts in Switzerland, France and the Black Forest. You will also get to spend around three to four weeks traveling to other countries, with possibilities ranging from Bulgaria, the United Kingdom to Israel. 

Read More about the lecture phase here: About the DTS


In addition to the days which we spend on the trail and in mountain huts, you will also get to enjoy several one-day activities like rock climbing, via ferrata, canoeing and caving.

These adventures are not only about fun, they are another foundational way to learn more about your faith, God and yourself.


While the lecture phase focuses on getting to know God, the outreach phase is all about making HIM known. 

This time is to apply all the things that you have learned during the first four months.  

You will do things you might never have imagined yourself doing – be it preaching to a church or on the street, carrying Bibles to a remote mountain village, digging the foundations of a church or teaching young believers.  

As Outdoor Experience DTS we will go to places where few others go, bringing the Gospel to the unreached, working on ending Bible poverty as well as sharing our faith naturally with other like-minded adventure and outdoor enthusiasts.

Other Information

2021:  TBA

Lecture Phase incl. Outdoor Activities (13 weeks): 3.900 € 3.600 €*

Outreach Phase (10 weeks): ca. 2.500 € incl. Flight / depending on outreach location

*Your school fees include all tuition, housing, meals, teaching materials, transport and outdoor activities during the school. Not included are transport to and from the DTS, and potential expenses for visas, vaccinations and personal items. Note that there is a 30€ application fee, that is non-refundable and non-deductible.

Each student will be required to bring some of their own personal gear. This will include items such as a backpack (designed for multiple-day trips), four-season sleeping bag, camping mat, rain gear, and hiking boots. This equipment will need to be of good quality, designed for an alpine environment, and still in good working order. Note that this list isn’t exhaustive – a more comprehensive list will be included in your information packet should you apply for and be accepted to the school.

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      OUr Team

      Andreas Moritz

      Outdoor Experience DTS Leader

      Christina Schindler

      Outdoor Experience DTS Leader

      Stephanie Mezei

      Outdoor Experience DTS Staff

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      The discipleship training school is not only a special learning time in your life but it is also the entry point into YWAM’s University of the Nations and potential staffing positions with one of YWAM’s many bases. Upon completion of your DTS you will receive 24 credits towards any further UofN studies.

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