August 1, 2021

Dear Friends and Family:

We are very excited to report that we have successfully completed our youth camps. We

had 20 boys for Young Men’s Ultimate Adventure Camp and 14 girls for Young Women’s

Empowerment Journey Camp. This year, more than ever, it seemed the youth wanted to

be there; everyone bonded quickly and were supporting each other. Through all the

activities and team building experiences, the youth began to trust, gain confidence, and

acquired the skills to help them with the challenges of today. We find that all youth have

issues and challenges no matter the circumstances; thus, the importance of mentoring

and supporting our youth.

Our camps were back to back during the last two weeks of June at our beautiful new site

right here in Gilmer County, Tri-Mountain Retreat. Everyone loved the new site!

Our commitment to foster healthy teens and families stands strong! We work closely

with parents and guardians to assure everyone has the opportunity to attend our

programs. We awarded partial scholarships to two/thirds of our participants. It is

because of your contribution that we are able to provide these most important programs.

Please support Mountain Wisdom and our next generation with a tax-deductible

donation!

In Gratitude,

 

Hawkeye Jay and the Mountain Wisdom Team

Mountain Wisdom is committed to fostering healthy teens and families by providing fun filled transformational experiences and challenging outdoor adventures focusing on nature awareness and responsibility

 Find Your Sense Of Purpose

And Have Fun Achieving Your Full Potential 

 

What We Do

Young people today struggle with feelings of frustration and anxiety as they try to find their place in life.  Our modern culture of technology often disconnects them from the world, resulting in feelings of isolation, lethargy and depression. Unfortunately, more and more teens are turning to drugs and alcohol to relieve these feelings.

 

Many young people are living lives of complete nature deprivation. We believe that the benefits of connecting to the natural world include stress reduction, a sense of belonging, improved self-confidence and self-discipline, a broader sense of community, and possibly a sense of spirituality - an appreciation for powers larger than oneself. 

 

We believe that the wilderness is a fun and inspirational classroom. Operating in a setting without electronics enables campers to slow down and develop concentration and focus, bringing them closer in touch with the natural world while having a wonderful time.

 

Since 2003, we have been privileged to provide teens with a safe and enjoyable experience in an environment where they learn a greater respect for themselves, their peers and the world of nature.  And we have been honored to be part of countless treasured memories.

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Become A Man Of Integrity And Honor

Young Men's Ultimate Adventure

Activities: Hiking, creek hikes, drumming, archery cooperative, and competitive games and ropes course. The young men will learn wilderness survival and bushcraft skills such as fire-making, tracking, plant and tree identification, knots and primitive shelter building. Campers will experience team building and leadership training through interactive, cooperative activities and trust development exercises. Environmental conservation and nature awareness are essential and will help young men to connect to themselves and others

Cost - $600 Per Camper

Location - Tri-Mountain Retreat | Find Out More

We offer partial Scholarships for those that qualify.

Discover You, Young Women’s Empowerment Journey

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A journey created to support young women as they move into adulthood.  With the companionship of the natural world and one another, we will challenge limiting beliefs and fears, develop skills to live a purposeful life and create an inviting space to explore authentic self-expression and discovery.  Empowered to lead with their unique gifts, these young women can make a difference in our world.

Activities include: Survival skills such as Fire Building, Archery, Shelter building, Edible and Medicinal Plant Identification, Hiking, Swimming, Boating, Adventure Games, Drumming, Singing, Wilderness Crafts. Activites encourage Leadership, Self Confidence and Skill Building.

Cost - $600 Per Camper

We offer partial Scholarships for those that qualify.

Location - Tri-Mountain Retreat | Find Out More

 

Testimonials

As a Licensed Psychologist, I have heard nothing but positive responses from the young men whom I have referred to the Mountain Wisdom Camps.  The parents report numerous benefits gleaned from their sons participation.  They are more reflective and considerate of others, willing to help around the house, and have a greater sense of direction in life. 

              

In my private practice, I serve very few young ladies who see themselves as strong independent young women.  The Girls Camp provides a maturational jump where they come away from the experience with a leap in self-confidence and connectedness with others beyond physical appearances and popularity.  They are more centered and calm from having found themselves, as evolving young women. 

              

The research into nature-based therapy is substantial and uniformly positive, and these programs are inexpensive, time-limited, well-organized, and have an excellent, well-trained, staff.  You will not find a better, more professional and caring camp, with so many benefits offered than the Mountain Wisdom Camps.

—  Dr. David Busch, PhD

 

Young Men's Camp Gallery

Young Women's Camp Gallery

 

Please Help Support

Together we will put a sense of purpose, self-worth and respect back into the hearts and minds of our youth.

Donate Today

Donate today by click the link here

 

You may also send a check to:

Mountain Wisdom, Inc.

131 Wind Wing Way

Ellijay, GA 30536

Mountain Wisdom Inc is a 501 (C) 3 Non-Profit

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