Ironman 2024

A Summer Trip for Thornton High School Students

One of our favorite things as a ministry each year is our Ironman trip. This year we are headed back to southern California for a week of community, hanging out on the beach, incredible worship,  teaching and so much more!

We call this trip Ironman, not because we complete an actual Ironman, but we strive to make it a week of challenging and sharpening one another in our faith. As Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” We can’t wait to see how God will grow us and challenge us as we seek him this Spring Break. We hope you will join us!


July 21-27, 2024


Early Bird Cost: $500
Cost will go up to $575 on July 1!

Students will need to bring an addition $50-75 for some meals out during the week!

Please reach out to your campus student ministry leader if you would like to discuss the possibility of a partial scholarship. We don’t want the cost to keep students form participating in this incredible week!

Trip payments for Ironman can be paid in full, but there is also an option to do a $175 deposit. If you choose to make a deposit, your balance will be due 2 weeks before the trip. We will send you a reminder when it is due!


Refunds of $300 are available for cancellations until two weeks before the trip. No refunds will be issued for cancellations within two weeks of the trip.


If you have questions or concerns before or during the trip, please contact Brody Young at





A Typical Day on Ironman Could Look Like…

8:00am | Breakfast 8:45am | Spiritual Recess/Devo 9:30am | Head out for an adventure – Beach, Amusement Park, Solitude Day, etc. 12:30pm | Lunch 6:30pm | Dinner 8:00pm | Worship & Teaching 9:30pm | Small Groups 12:00am | Lights Out

Training Challenges

Each year before Ironman we ask students & leaders to do a few things to intentionally spiritually prepare for the time we are going have together in California. 

  • Read through John 14-17 three different times
  • 10 For 10
    • Spend 10 minutes over 10 days to be alone in the presence of God. During this time turn off your phone, find a quiet place, and focus on being with God rather than accomplishing/doing something. Here are some options for what do during this time:
      • Write out your prayers, process something difficult, spend time rewriting a favorite verse, process how you can slow down and let the Spirit speak to you.
  • Memorize John 15:1-17
  • Watch two videos and write down 2-3 takeaways or questions from each-

Packing List

1-2 Towels, Pillow, Sleeping bag, Bible, Journal, Pen, Clothes for 6 Days, Warm Layers, Modest Bathing Suit, Toiletries and Water Bottle, $50-75 for meals out. Optional Items: Games, Snacks, Extra Spending Money

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Drop-off and pick-up will be at the Thornton Campus (11989 St Paul St. Thornton, CO 80233).

Drop-off and pick-up times: 

Drop off time Sunday | 6pm
Pick up time Saturday | 5pm



We will use our church vans for our trip out to California and back.