Trek is an exciting four-day hands-on youth conference experience for young men and young women of our stake. A pioneer trek is designed to help us gain understanding and appreciation for our pioneer forefathers and an opportunity to draw closer to our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. 

Equipment Drop Off: Saturday, July 13 9-11am at Kent Stake Center.

Trek Drop Off: Monday, July 15th by 7:30 am at Kent Stake Center
DO NOT FORGET the following:

  • Eat a good breakfast before you come
  • Come dressed in traditional pioneer clothing
  • 1-gallon ziplock bag of satchel items: Sunscreen, sunglasses, chapstick with SPF 15-30, feminine supplies (if applicable), water bottle (16 oz or greater, sturdy, refillable, not disposable)
  • A substantial sack lunch and filled water bottle
  • Any necessary medications labeled and ready to be turned into the medical team


Communication: If you need to contact someone during Trek – text or call SisterShannon Jex at 253-350-2206
Registered Nurse on Trek: Sister Mary Roundy (text or call) 253-632-0458
Estimated departure from Bing Canyon: Noon on Thursday, July 18th
Estimated arrival to the Kent Stake Center: 4 pm on Thursday, July 18th. The youth will call using leader cell phones when they are close to the Kent Stake Center.

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Hydration!

Hydration is critical before and during trek. To aid in the prevention of dehydration, please drink 2 liters of water Friday, Saturday and Sunday prior to trek. Bring your water bottles full Monday morning to drink along the drive to Bing Canyon.

How can you prepare for trek?

Physical, mental, and spiritual preparation is important for a meaningful trek experience.

What Should You Bring?

Dressing in pioneer clothing can have a tremendous impact on the spirit of the trek. Here you will find information and resources to aid in your planning.

DateEventLocationTime
13-JulyEquipment drop off and pre-check.KSC9am -11am
13-JulyMovie and GamesPresident Stroud's Home7:30pm -10pm
15-JulYouth Pioneer TrekBing Canyon Pioneer Camp
21-JulTrek FiresideKSCTBD

Dance Instructional Videos

“Let us never forget the faith of our fathers and the selfless sacrifice of our mothers, those pioneering Saints who set such an inspiring example of obedience. Let us remember them as we strive to be valiant servants in our work to ‘invite all to come unto Christ’.”

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Bing Canyon Pioneer Camp

Two miles north of the intersection of 16 PR SW and Highway 14. Approximately 10 miles northwest of Plymouth, Washington.

The camp is on rangeland that is part of a large irrigated farm that the Church owns and operates. The terrain is rolling hills and small canyons, and the vegetation is low shrub and prairie grass.