we proudly introduce


An Unforgettable High School Youth Experience

Featuring Special Guests:


William Green #31

Browns Most Valuable Player

NFL 1st Round Draft Pick

Heisman Trophy Nominee

Boston College Hall of Fame


Jason Warren, PhD

Award Winning Author

Decorated Army Officer

20+ Years of Military Service

West Point Graduate


Gray Mountain is a six-day, “camp style” youth experience aimed at revealing value and purpose while sharpening the effectiveness of future leaders. It is an integral part of the on-going effort by Diligent Plans to improve the world one leader at a time. We’ve harnessed our success in developing world class professionals to create this immersive experience specifically designed for high school aged, emerging leaders. If that’s you, come be a part of something that you’ll never forget – make a bold choice to attend Gray Mountain.

Proven, Life-Changing Experiential Events and Instruction

By thoughtful design Gray Mountain is rich with cutting edge leader development methods and experiences facilitated by our seasoned staff. Participants will grow from one-to-one mentoring, small group discussions and activities, and by way of our signature hands-on experiential events. You’ll typically find several elements common to Diligent Plans’ events: controlled adversity, friendly competition, emotional connection, and historical context. The proceeding activities are examples from past events:

The Trail of the Fallen Trek ventures into the mountains near the United States Military Academy at West Point’s main grounds as you experience the same wilderness where cadets hone their field leadership skills and tactics. Trail end hosts a tribute to our fallen brothers and sisters in the profession of arms.


Revolutionary Leadership: Constitution Island at West Point takes you to the eastern bank of the Hudson River to explore the fortifications that stood to protect a key strategic base during the American Revolution. View West Point from a vantage few experience.


Team Building by Orienteering (TBO): Rough Country Edition challenges small teams to continually monitor where they are using primitive navigation tools as they search for geographical locations in a race against time. Physical, mental, and emotional stress make this a milestone event in leader development and bonding.


and much more!

A Dedicated Cadre

The calling to create and run a youth development experience that is destined to reach kids all around the world is a big one. This is only the beginning. We knew when creating our team that past experience was important, but we placed the most value on each team member’s “heart”, the driving force behind their reasons for getting involved. The cadre below is driven by a desire to serve that surpasses all other motivations and an unrelenting commitment to excellence. The vision for Gray Mountain is larger than each of us.


kris yagel

President – Diligent Plans

TEDx Speaker

West Point Graduate


alicia greer

Motivational Speaker

Combat Veteran

West Point Graduate


gabe smith

International Non-profit Founder

Army Ranger, Combat Veteran

West Point Graduate

Are you ready to make a huge leap ahead on your journey of leadership excellence?


Help Us Ensure All Kids Are Able to Attend Gray Mountain

It would be an honor to partner with you in taking the Gray Mountain experience to kids all over the world. This is only the beginning. Would you stand with us? – Kris