Location, location, location: We can’t think of a more stunning or exciting location to do your DTS training than the adventure capital of beautiful New Zealand. Surrounded by majestic mountains, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is the perfect place to connect with your Creator. We are located only minutes from Queenstown International Airport and close to the heart of downtown Queenstown.
Proven experience: YWAM International has been delivering quality training courses all over the world for over 50 years. YWAM Queenstown is New Zealand’s newest YWAM centre but our committed staff and leaders bring years of experience and training with them.
Quality speakers: We carefully select speakers with a proven track record and experience in their field (one of our foundational values is ‘Do first, then teach’). We fly teachers in from all over New Zealand and overseas.
Quality leaders and personalised learning: All of our full-time volunteer staff have a genuine commitment to invest in young people, a calling from God to YWAM Queenstown, and really believes that DTS changes lives (every single of one us works here for no salary!). We have low staff to student ratios, meaning you get lots of mentoring tailored to you.
Live/Learn environment: Our philosophy of training is that learning and discipleship happens all the time, not just in the classroom. In order to maximise your growing opportunities you will live in community with other students, staff and leaders who will encourage and assist you in your development.
Free coffee: We understand the importance of connecting with each other, or having a quiet escape to read a book or catch up on emails – that’s why we provide free hot drinks on tap!
Excellent food: Our meals are planned carefully, taking variety, nutrition and local produce into account. We will do our best to accommodate special dietary requirements such as vegetarian and food allergies.
Health & Fitness: We encourage a healthy lifestyle, and with lots of beautiful walks and activities around, you’ll find it easy to stay fit.
Experience New Zealand: We know that for many, travelling to New Zealand is a once in a lifetime experience. We include a variety of activities in your school fees, and will help arrange some optional additional extra activities that will give you the opportunity to experience what New Zealand has to offer. Fancy watching penguins return to their nests from the ocean, cruising the fjords at Milford Sound or coming face to face with a glacier?