Diakon Youth Services A Lutheran Family & Community Ministry

Diakon Outdoor Adventure Challenge

Outdoor Adventure Challenge

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Second Annual Outdoor Adventure Challenge a success! Mark your calendar now for the 2014 race on Sept. 20.

The Outdoor Adventure Challenge is  a competitive 5K trail run that includes use of the Diakon Wilderness Center's high ropes course, Alpine Tower and zip-line. The event also incorporates a “fun-run” for participants who prefer to run or walk the course in a less competitive atmosphere. All participants enjoy lunch and an awards ceremony around noon.

As one past participant said in describing the Outdoor Adventure Challenge: "The Diakon Outdoor Adventure Challenge totally exceeded my expectations! The course was challenging, the surroundings were beautiful, and the lunch was much better than your typical post-race spread. But the best part was definitely challenging myself on the Alpine tower and flying down the zip-line.”

The 2013 event had 151 participants and raised more than $16,000 for programs at the Diakon Wilderness Center serving at-risk teens and young adults.

Special congratulations to the following 2013 Outdoor Adventure Challenge winners:


1. Justin Hochstetler, 2. Joe Hochstetler, 3. Michael Blumenthal


1. Maggie Wonsick, 2. Tammy Messner, 3. Karen Tryulski


Thank you for making a difference in the lives of youths!

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2013 Outdoor Adventure Challenge Sponsors

Gold Sponsors:
E.K. McConkey & Company, Inc.
Tursack, Inc.

Silver Sponsor:
Century Engineering, Inc., M&T Bank, and Penn Credit Corporation

Community Sponsors:
21st Century Wealth Management LCC
AG Architecture Inc.
Capital Area Greenbelt Association
Car Wood Farms
Country Meadows
Enterprise Fleet Management
Meyers, Desfor, Saltzgiver & Boyle
Orlando Diefenderfer Electrical Contractors, Inc.
T.D. Mills





For more information ...

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this exciting event that benefits the youth served through our various programs, please email Dawna Trump or contact her by telephone at (717) 795-0464.

Diakon Youth Services
571 Mountain Road, P.O. Box 10, Boiling Springs, PA 17007-0010
Phone: (717) 258-3168 | Fax: (717) 258-9408
E-mail: brodej@diakon.org | Home: www.diakon.org/youth

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