Group's Lifetree Adventures History

It All Started With

A Passion for Helping Others in Need

Thom Schultz, the founder and president of Group Publishing, created the week-long youth mission trip format in 1977, offering home repair following a major flood in Colorado’s Big Thompson Canyon. He’s been a pioneer in creating missions experiences for nearly half a million participants over the past forty years.

Our core team at our Loveland, Colorado, headquarters has decades of experience creating dynamic, safe, and dependable camp and missions experiences. Everything we do is centered on Jesus, designed and coordinated by in-the-trenches experts, and focused on deep, lasting spiritual growth.

Thom showing African kids his camera at a mission trip

Lifetree Adventures

Service experiences that inspire generosity

Spiritual growth with lifelong impact

Explore & enjoy local cultural experiences

Easy, worry free mission trip experience