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.
To learn more about Mountain Wisdom Camp, listen to the radio interview above.
Become A Man Of Integrity And Honor
2024 Young Men's Ultimate Adventure Fall Camp | Dates TBD
This Camp is for 12-17-year-old Young Men
Graduates of YMUA and Guest (First timers), Fathers and Father Figures are invited.
To deepen our relationship with nature, ourselves, and others in a safe, supportive, accepting environment, so that we are confident, and excited about life, leaving us whole and complete.
Fun, Team Building, Cooperative, and Competitive Games, Challenge, Hiking, Fishing, Trust Building, Ceremony, Fire Building/Friction Fire, CampFire time with instruments and singing, Story Telling…
Rich, Quality, FUN time with old friends and welcoming new friends.
Cost - $200 or $300 including Father or Father Figure
Cost - $600 Per Camper
2024 Young Men's Ultimate Adventure | July 8th - 13th
Move from Adolescence, Into Young Manhood
Our camp takes place in a pristine natural setting free from the distractions of electronics, junk food, and modern urban life. Some of the activities include hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, archery, hatchet throwing, ceremony, drumming, song, storytelling, campfire time, grief, and lost work. Campers will experience team building and leadership training through interactive cooperative activities and trust development exercises.
The young men will learn wilderness survival skills and bush craft skills such as fire making, shelter building, knots, tracking and flora identification.
Location - Tri-Mountain Retreat | Find Out More
We offer partial Scholarships for those that qualify.
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
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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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Mountain Wisdom, Inc.
131 Wind Wing Way
Ellijay, GA 30536
Mountain Wisdom Inc is a 501 (C) 3 Non-Profit