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About NIKO



“NIKO” comes from Greek and is pronounced “nee-ko.” It means, “to subdue, conquer, overcome, or get the victory.”

A NIKO lets you learn in the classroom of life by “doing” instead of only listening. It will challenge you in your personal walk with God and others through hands-on experiences.

NIKO was founded in 1985 in Hawaii as a program of King’s Kids International to train Outreach teams before they went overseas by taking them out of their comfort zone and to teach them about Surrender, better Teamwork and Servant Leadership.

It was then exported to other parts of the world where it has seen growth and diversification through the years. It is now run in over 30 countries around the world.

NIKO has been and still is a great tool to train different groups of people like:

  • KKI Teams/Staff

  • YWAM schools outreach teams or other mission organisations

  • Church Leadership Teams

  • Church groups, youth groups

  • High-School, University Students

  • Bible College Students

  • Corporate groups

  • Sports Teams



Much harder, but also much more rewarding that D of E. I want come back and staff one for sure.

CLAIRE, Mum of participant

I'm waiting for dates to come out so she can come again but I also want all my kids to do it. It's life changing.

LISA, 26

I used to think my limit was here, but now I've realised my limit is way more than that and I've really learned what it means to rely on God.

NIKO Level 1

Teamwork | Leadership | Surrender | Servanthood |  For age 12 and up | Outdoor Camp | 4-5 days

How do I sign up for a public NIKO Level 1?


1. Click one of events in the box below to sign up for this event and pay the fee.

2. We will then send you a link to an online application form. 

3. Using the information you give us, we will obtain references (one of whom will be a Parent/ Guardian for 12-17s).

4. If your application is successful, we will ask you for some further information (including Parental Consent for 10-17s) and you'll be good to go!



How do I arrange a Private NIKO Level 1 for my Church/Youth Group/Team?


Contact us to get the ball rolling and we can find times/dates and cater for your needs as a team!

Public NIKO sign-up

NB - Niko is a physical and outdoors event that involves strenuous exercise and exposure to the elements. You will be sent full kit list & info pack once you have completed the application process. Please consult your doctor if you are not completely sure that you are able to undertake strenuous physical activity.

Level 1

more nikos

Over time we aim to be able to offer more NIKO courses in the UK - for now, check out the list below or click the button below to find NIKO courses running internationally that you can join.


  • Outdoor Camp

  • 5-6 days

  • For those who have done and lead Niko 1

  • Learning about keeping your personal life in order, strengthening your personal relation with God, solving upcoming challenges in the audience of One


  • Outdoor Camp

  • 5-6 days

  • For already existing teams

  • Learning and reflecting on the way your team functions, your leadership and how you as a team could grow in establishing the Kingdom of God in your own and other cultures

Urban NIKO:

  • Urban Setting

  • 3-4 days

  • For age 16 and up

  • Learning about Surrender, God's heart for cities, Injustice and Indifference, the way we look at others and how we deal with the way others look at us.

Family NIKO:

  • Outdoor Camp

  • 5 days

  • For age 5 and up

  • Learning about Decision Making, How to show love and encourage others, Developing Faith in our Family, Teamwork and Celebrating Together!


Other forms of NIKO like “Father & Son NIKO”, “Narnia NIKO”, “Old Testament NIKO”, etc… have started in different locations around the world.

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