The Heart of a Warrior Encounter West

Thursday- Sunday, October 15-18, 2020

YoungLife Trail West, Buena Vista, Colorado


The Heart of a Warrior Encounter West at the scenic Young Life's Trail West Lodge (west of Colorado Springs, Colorado) is our weekend conference initiative designed to take a man into his deep heart and intimate encounters with God.

Time away with God is critical to healing, training… becoming more. Main conference themes align with material found in John Eldredge’s books, Robert Lewis’ Men’s Fraternity, Neil Anderson’s Victory Over the Darkness, and the teachings of CS Lewis, Dallas Willard, A.W. Tozer, and other great faculty members of our hearts… all created to take a man further up and further in to the LIFE God offers.

During the weekend we have three main objectives: help a man get his heart back, teach him how to fight and show him where the battles are. To see Christ come for a man’s heart and what God is up to in validating a man, initiating him and calling him into the larger story is truly a glorious thing. It is a fierce journey for every man, but one that desperately needs to be taken.

Join the squadrons of men who are hungry and thirsty for more—the Kingdom needs more men who know what it is to walk deeply with God. Come join us and be one of the men who is seeking and finding more… There is more!

Inviting your band of brothers or small group to join us? Email Sherry Jennings at to set up a group name for them to select when they register; this will aid us in the housing assignment process.

If you have questions about an event, or financial aid/scholarship needs, etc., please contact conference coordinator Sherry Jennings at For our event refund policy see our Terms & Conditions.

Invite Others! We've created downloadable fliers, a poster, and a business card for you to print and share. For a custom slide, please email


Registration fee of $345 includes:

  • notebooks
  • sessions
  • meals served family style Thursday dinner-Sunday bag lunch
  • 'round the clock coffee
  • Most freetime activities on site (archery tag, hiking, disc golf, zipline, game room, gym, hot tub)
  • lodging in upscale bunkrooms

Optional things to consider that would be an additional cost: 

  • books/apparel from the Zoweh Outpost
  • items from the snack bar (ice cream, candy bars, chips, popcorn, soda, etc.)
  • items from the camp store (mugs, shirts, blankets)

And of course, the costs inherent to travel to and from the event are NOT included.

If traveling by plane and you'd like to connect with other men to potentially share rental cars, etc., please email Sherry Jennings at

  • Denver International Airport 3 hour drive to Trail West Lodge
  • Colorado Springs Airport 2 hours 15 minute drive to Trail West Lodge

This experience has stirred my heart and fired me up to live in the BIG STORY… I want more of this! God wants more of me. Thank you for your hearts and your obedience to the call.

I have to start off by saying that words can’t express the experience and impact this has had on my life…Ive got a lot to look at and walk with God in…I am so looking forward to what God has next and the rest of my journey. I now feel better equipped to live and walk with Him.

Event Information

Cost: $345/person

Dates: Thu, 10/15/2020 - 2:00pm to Sun, 10/18/2020 - 12:30pm

Young Life's Trail West
18800 Trail West Dr
Buena Vista, CO 81211

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