About Us

About Us

YWAM Destination Paradise is a YWAM campus located on Ambergris Caye, Belize. We are a community dedicated to growing in faith and life by learning and experiencing God together. Our motto, Adventure Begins Here, speaks to the heart of our identity. An awesome adventure begins at our campus here in Belize with our DTS and second level schools, and then goes much much further. Outreaches and internships take our students around the world. Our goal is that the YWAM DP experience as a whole launches an adventure with God that lasts a lifetime…and beyond.

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Living and sharing God’s love...

YWAM Destination Paradise is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM), an international movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to presenting Jesus personally through word and deed. Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is one of the largest missions organizations in the world. There are currently over 15,000 full time YWAM members serving in 160 nations through 1,500 operating locations.

What we believe

The staff at YWAM DP give their all to keep the YWAM DP campus and mission going strong – from coordinating the kitchen and repairing Casitas, to leading outreaches and encouraging our students to dive in deeper with God. Being that we’re not a massive campus, our staff, together with the students, form a close community – we like to consider it a family!

Meet our staff

It began as a hypothetical concept – a university project created by Chris and Lynn Toney exploring how experiences of recreation and adventure positively impact people. They called it Destination Paradise and, when combined with the Toney’s faith and mission focus, the idea of Destination Paradise grew into a powerful ministry calling. In February of 2006, YWAM DP launched its first DTS, held on a sailing catamaran and has since served more than 450 students and reached more than 80 nations through outreaches and internships.

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YWAM Destination Paradise
PO Box 4555
Kailua Kona, HI 96745


To contact us via telephone:
Telephone: +501 226 4774

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