Director’s Message

The Winter season gives us time for introspection and renewal. We look at what is

working in our lives and nurture more of what we want. We set goals and intentions that

support and align with our life purpose. It is also a good time to review, take a hard look

at what is not working so well. What is no longer serving us? It could be a job, a

relationship, it may be old habits and behaviors that keep us from living joyfully and at

our full potential. Time to let go; change is always for the best. Remember, if we are in

our comfort zone, we are complaisant, not changing and growing. If we are not growing,

we are not transforming.

We are planting seeds now for what will sprout in the Spring. Nurture your garden by

watering and fertilizing with healthy thoughts and faith, free from doubt and fear.

Here at Mountain Wisdom it is important as well for us to work with this process and

continue our growth. We have a wonderful board and core team that is more committed

than ever to offer the very best camp and programs for 2022.

Time to awaken the bear and get to work! We are very excited to announce, Young

Men’s Ultimate Adventure Camp is scheduled for June 13 th - 18 th . We will be returning to

Tri-Mountain Retreat; our beautiful new site from last year! Most all of our incredible

staff will be returning, and several young men graduates will return being given more

responsibility and with leadership roles.

Currently, we are not planning for Young Women’s Empowerment Camp. In late March

we will announce if we will be offering a weekend camp for graduates of Young

Women’s Empowerment Journey.

Our goal is to offer more weekend events so that we powerfully and positively impact

more youth in 2022. Stay tuned!

Prayers of peace and good health to all,

Hawkeye Jay

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

Monday June 13th- Saturday 18th

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. Activities encourage Leadership, Self Confidence and Skill Building.

Cost - $600 Per Camper

We offer partial Scholarships for those that qualify.

Date | TBD



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.

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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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