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From Mountain Wisdom to you and yours, we hope you and your family are healthy and well. As we’ve watched the Covid-19 pandemic take over, we as an organization have thought long and hard about how we can best serve families and communities. Most importantly, we want you to know Mountain Wisdom is here for you. For us to best serve you, we have decided to move our scheduled June camp dates to late July when the safest window of this summer will be and before school starts back. Camper's safety has and always will be our top priority. We are developing a Safety Management Plan that includes practices and procedures from The American Camp Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our Mountain Wisdom Camp staff has continued our training and prepping for another amazing camp season. We look forward to seeing each of you in July!

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

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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To learn more about Mountain Wisdom Camp, listen to the radio interview above.


Mountain Wisdom Camp is an electronic-free zone where campers discover the beauty of nature, a true sense of community, and recognition of their own gifts and the abilities that will build confidence and help shape leaders for tomorrow.

Become A Man Of Integrity And Honor

Young Men's Ultimate Adventure

7/27/2020 - 8/1/2020 | For Boys Ages 12 - 17

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

We offer partial scholarships for those that qualify.

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Discover You, Young Women’s Empowerment Journey

7/14/2020 - 7/19/2020 | For Ages 12 - 17

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.


The young women are encouraged to explore their unique gifts through crafts, dance, music, writing, nature connection and the healing arts.  Through cooperative games, they learn team-building, leadership, responsibility, and environmental awareness.  We will co-create beautiful ceremonies and celebrations to support them in bringing more of themselves into the world.

Cost - $600 Per Camper

We offer partial scholarships for those that qualify.

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Young Womens

There will be well-balanced healthy meals cooked at the campsite.  We provide for individual dietary needs as well.

All staff are CPR/First Aid certified and must pass criminal background checks

Upcoming Events

  • 2024 Young Men's Ultimate Adventure | Registration
    2024 Young Men's Ultimate Adventure | Registration
    Mon, Jul 08
    Jul 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jul 13, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Ellijay, Ellijay, GA 30540, USA
    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


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

Photo 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

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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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