The Youth Center serves the Kansas City area youth providing educational and teambuilding field trips for school-age youth. the Youth Center proides itself in making memories with creative summer camps and "helping youth help themselves" through service.


Check us out at www.earnestshepherd.com


Looking for an outdoor or indoor adventure for youth that teaches team building, communication, cooperation, and leadership skills. The Youth Center provides four kinds of workshops for school-age groups wanting to learn in an adventurous setting.

  • Radical Challenge - outdoor team building. 5th grade on up. Approx. 4 hour workshop, plus volunteer leader training.
  • Safari Challenge - cooperative games.  School age. 2 hour workshop
  • Leadership Workshop - indoor team building. Middle school age. 4 hour workshop
  • Igloo Challenge - indoor team building. School age. 1 1/2 to 2 hour workshop

Summer Camps

Summer camps targeting children in Kindergarten to sixth grade are held in June and July.

Special Events

Brunch With Santa


Celebrate your next family reunion, auction, youth retreat, birthday, graduation party, Girl Scout, Boy Scout, 4-H event with us. Two large multi-purpose rooms, covered pavilion, softball fields, campgrounds, horse arena.

On-site Director: Sheila Bruns, 816-781-7733 or earnestshepherdyc@sbcglobal.net.