Builders Wanted

The hardest
and best
summer of
your life.

Are you looking for a real humanitarian experience? HEFY trips are designed to be exhilarating, exhausting, and unforgettable. Get ready to experience love in a way you never have before. You’ll roll up your sleeves and get sweaty and dirty, and maybe change your life along the way. Come, be a builder.

NOTE: While HEFY and EFY share many of the same beliefs, standards, goals, and objectives, HEFY is an independent non-profit organization and is not affiliated with EFY, BYU, nor the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. HEFY programs are open to youth of any denomination that agrees to follow the HEFY code of conduct. Prayer, scripture study, and church attendance are an important part of each program.

Trip Leader Applications for Summer 2021 are now being accepted! Click the button below to apply! Remember: because we do rolling admissions, the earlier you apply, the better the chances you have of making it.

Summer 2021 Registration information will be sent out late September 2020. Sign up for our mailing list by clicking on the button below.

SUMMER 2021: We encourage you to submit your passport applications now, as the COVID situation has caused a backup in the passport offices and they may require a longer turnaround time this year. As the 2021 dates are not yet announced, we suggest that you estimate your trip dates in your application based on the 2020 schedule.

  • “I don’t think I’ve been that happy my entire life. It was a much needed reminder of what love feels like. I’m talking about the real stuff - the love they talk about in the scriptures. The kind that changes you.”

    Kelsey Hess, Peru Trip Leader

  • “HEFY was nothing like I’ve experienced. I spent 2 and a half weeks changing someone's life. But in the end, I changed mine.”

    Katie John, Fiji Builder

  • “HEFY was a once in a lifetime experience for our son to see Christ’s gospel in action”

    Steve Young, NFL Hall of Fame, Parent

Youth Summit Jerusalem

An opportunity for youth (ages 16-19) to strengthen their personal religious identity and standards. Participants will learn with youth leaders from the Jewish and Muslim communities and explore Christian religious sites in and around Jerusalem.


Youth Refugee Coalition

Immersing youth (16-19) in a worldwide initiative to aid refugees in Greece, Malawi, and Jordan. On this journey, the youth will volunteer in camps and experience a little bit what it is like to be a refugee. Their empathy and love will increase as they serve these people.


Wanna Be A Trip Leader?

We are in the business of changing lives. If you want to be a part of this, click here for more info!


We know sending your teenagers to another part of the world with strangers can be worrisome but we want to put you at ease. HEFY has been in operation for twenty years and has successfully completed hundreds of expeditions in many countries. We have a well established emergency protocol and access to the best health care in each country. Additionally, we choose our trip leaders for their exceptional ability to connect with and care for your youth. Your child will never be alone. Please know that countless hours are spent preparing each expedition to ensure they meet our high safety standards. We are excited to meet your kids!


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Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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