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YWAM  History



Loren Cunningham graduated from college. With a ministry plan that would send young people out after high school to gain a sense of purpose. It would welcome all Christians no matter what their denomination. He started that organization, Youth With A Mission, by the end of the year. Two years later, Loren married Darlene Scratch. Together, they are viewed as co-founders of YWAM today.

The here in Cimarron was mentioned to Loran as a possible good place for a YWAM base. In October signed the incorporation papers here. Pioneered by Charlie and Janice Green.



In July Summer of Service (now SST) students helped  build the root cellar and laying the water pipe lines.

'70s -'80s

Through '77 to '83 family camps and SST was regularly held here as summers even to this day was always busy.


The first DTS was held here on July 1st.


Welcome to the Mountain 



Coming Soon

Fun fact: Our last base directors met here at the very beginning of this base in 1975. They had been serving here all their married lives celebrating over 40 years together. They were base leaders from 2014 - 2023.

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