Wilderness is a Trustworthy Counselor

Wilderness is a trustworthy counselor. If you visit her office, you’ll consistently get truth and grace. Some counselors err on the side of offering too much support and too little challenge. Other counselors go the other extreme.…
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Ten Common Themes Used To Organize Our Adventures

Follow the acronym, W.I.L.D.E.R.N.E.S.S. for easy memory while in the field: WORLDVIEW The four basic questions imbedded in one’s worldview are: 1) Where did I come from? 2) What is the meaning of life?  3) How do I determine right from…
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Why Wilderness Adventure Camping Ministry Works?

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see…
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Why You Don’t Have to Feel Guilty for Recreating

“Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest” - Ashleigh Brilliant It's been cold and snowy where I am. Usually this time of year, I start thinking about surfing in Costa Rica, or Samoa (my friend Wayne…
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The Best News for Leaders: Take a Break and Get Away!

It is impossible to overestimate the value of wild mountains and mountain temples as places for people to grow in, recreation grounds for soul and body. –John Muir G.K. Chesterton was a 20th century poet probably never tried mountaineering…