About Summer Hikes

Summer hikes are geared towards youth ages 12-18 and serve as the core of Wilderness Trail’s ministry. Through a journey in the wilderness, youth step out of their comfort zones and further dwell in the love of God. This love helps young people catch the joy of serving. They find that they want this life abundant not just on the hike, but in their homes and communities. All hikes with Wilderness Trail touch on Christian core themes of servant leadership, the body of Christ, overcoming challenges, trust self-worth, joy in the moment, and unconditional love. Wilderness Trail's process is based on experiential learning and the belief that often faith is "caught more than taught."

- Summer Hikes take place annually during the months of June through August. 

- The cost for a week during the summer at Wilderness Trail is $305 per hiker. 

If you are interested in learning more or signing up for an event, contact Anna Belle Lamar at 828-734-0355.

What To Expect

 To hold a better understanding of what your week will look like, please click on one of the links below.  The last thing we want you to feel is nervous before you head up to Wilderness Trail and "The Property"- we hope you will have only excitement for your week!

Retreat Overview

A Day on the Trail





Event 1: June 10-16 (FULL!)

Event 2: June 18-24 (FULL!!!!)

Event 3: July 7-13 (FULL!!)

Event 4: July 23-29 (FULL!!!)

Event 5: July 31-August 6 (FULL!!!!!)

Please contact Anna Belle Lamar for registration questions or to be put on a wait list (828)-734-0355.