Wilderness Orientation

Wilderness Orientation

Adventure awaits!

Share an amazing and memorable adventure in a remarkable wilderness setting. Learn wilderness skills, participate in service-learning, reflect on God's kingdom, live in intentional community and leave having made meaningful and lasting relationships.

2015 Wilderness trips!

Student riding a zip-line

Ao-Wa-Kiya Base Camp Adventure (Aug. 9-14)

Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya is a Christian camp located on Stony Lake in Shelby, MI. This trip is designed for students who want to experience adventure and meet new friends, but prefer staying at camp for the week. Students will take on the high ropes course, go tubing, swim, play a lot of recreational games, and experience a sunrise service on the beach.

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Lake Superior Provincial Park Backpacking

Lake Superior Provincial Park Backpacking (Aug. 23-30)

The "Coastal Trail" is one of the most scenic stretches of backpacking east of the Rockies. The rocky Superior coastline is a backpacking paradise. Students should anticipate moderate to challenging hiking, mastering backcountry living and travel skills, enjoying sandy beaches, and primitive camping on the week long adventure. We will have two groups for the trip.

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North Channel Sea Kayaking and Climbing

North Channel Kayaking and Climbing (Aug. 9-16 & Aug. 23-30)

On this trip, students will embark together on a self-supported sea kayak paddle through the historic North Channel. Along the way students will camp on granite islands and peninsulas, climb and rappel a rock face that drops 60 feet to the water below, and gain the skills needed to safely travel and live out of their kayak for a week. Most students even learn the “Eskimo role”!

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Red River Gorge Rock Climbing

Red River Gorge Rock Climbing (Aug. 23-30)

The “Red” is the most famous rock climbing area in the Eastern United States. On this course students will learn how to climb slabs, cracks, face, and overhanging rock routes; explore the trails of the Red River Gorge Geological area; rock climb five continuous days at five different areas; and camp at Natural Bridges State Park. This course is tailored to beginners and experienced climbers alike. All students will gain instruction in belaying techniques, movement technique, and rappelling. Students should also anticipate a memorable time of service in the Muir Valley.

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Rocky Mountain Backpacking

Colorado Alpine Backpacking (Aug. 9-19)

This trip will feature a ten day backpacking trip on a high alpine loop, as well as an attempt at a 14,000 foot peak! This trip will take place in the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park. Students will gain proficiency in a full range of wilderness living and travel skills. Students should anticipate moderate hiking, multiple peak ascents, possible snow travel, and, weather cooperating, an attempt at 14,255 Longs Peak!

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Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Cycle Tour