Dear NIKO Applicant,
NIKO is a Greek word pronounced, nee-ko. It means, to subdue, conquer, overcome, or prevail against.
In a NIKO you learn in the classroom of life by doing instead of simply absorbing dry information. This hands-on experience teaches you to grow in the interdependence of a team. Through the NIKO experiences you will begin to understand more about yourself and the gifts that God has given to you. You will begin to learn what motivates you, as well as your unique style of leadership. A high priority is placed upon teamwork and perseverance. You will be challenged to increase your initiative, creativity, compassion, responsibility, and confidence through serving others.
A NIKO will challenge you to discover your mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional strengths and weaknesses. Your relationship with God and others will be tested and/or proven through this experience and its physical challenges. You will learn to confront issues of leadership and personal identity. You will be required to face and overcome many obstacles that will be encountered in life’s future decisions. During NIKO you will work with other young people towards a common goal. The support and inspiration of friends and compassionate Christian instructors will allow you to push past the limits you may have previously set for yourself, allowing you to draw nearer to God.
How to prepare:The NIKO is a PHYSICAL program involving a variety of different levels of exercise; participants should be in good physical shape. Listed below are some example exercises that will help you prepare for the NIKO (aerobic sports [running, soccer, etc] are also encouraged). You should start slowly and work your way to a more intense workout as your muscles develop. Please do not bring new hiking boots, unless they are well broken in, as this will cause your feet to develop blisters when hiking. We strongly recommend physical preparation including: Crunchies, Pushups and Pull-ups, Jump Rope, Cardio exercise building up to 1 hour.
Please read through and complete this form carefully. You need to bring all items listed on the packing list that is provided upon registration. Please contact us if you or your parents have any questions regarding the NIKO.
You can call YWAM Mountain Refuge at (250) 352-9926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.Romans 8:37
1. Learn how to work creativity, effectively, and safely in a team environment2. Grow in decision making and problem solving skills3. Learn how to enjoy and respect the beauty of God’s Creation4. Take responsibility for your actions and their sequential rewards and consequences5. Recognize and value yours and other’s strengths and weaknesses6. Learn the value of encouragement7. Overcome self-imposed physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual obstacles8. Learn how to trust God and others9. Learn how to submit to leaders and also serve others as a leader10. Enjoy the rewards of reaching goals you thought were unattainable11. Contentment in a variety of circumstances regardless of momentary discomfort12. Recognize and value your personal worth as a child of God
Payment via Paypal
Please click on the following link to pay via Paypal.
Payment via Cash
Please bring the correct amount of cash with you to pay before joining the NIKO camp.
Payment via Cheque
Please make a cheque out to YWAM Mountain Refuge with the note "NIKO Fee" and send to:
810 Tenth Street
Please click Submit once you have downloaded the release forms and packing list.
Release FormsPlease download, print and sign the medical release, acknowledgement of risk, and participant agreement or parental agreement if the applicant is under 18. If possible scan them and email to email@example.com otherwise bring for the first day of NIKO.
All campers are responsible to bring all items on the list. Bring only items on this list. If you bring additional items without permission, they will be confiscated, and not returned to you until the end of NIKO.
We are looking forward to having you involved in this upcoming NIKO.