About Summer Hikes

Summer Hikes are geared towards youth ages 12-18 and serve as the core of our wilderness ministry. Although we pick a specific theme each summer, all of our events touch on the Christian core issues of servant leadership, the body of Christ, overcoming challenges, self-worth, and unconditional love.  Wilderness Trail's process is based on experiential learning and the belief that often faith is "caught more than taught." 

Throughout our events, youth are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and experience the Christian journey at a deeper level. Summer Hikes take place annually during the months of June through August. The information below introduces and guides you through our summer ministry. The cost for a week at our summer event 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 11-17 (FULL!!)

Event 2 June 19-25 (FULL!)

Event 3 June 27-July 3 (FULL!!!)

Event 4 July 8-14 (FULL!!!!!)

Event 5 July 23-29 (FULL!!!!)

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

Our regular registration for Summer 2019 is full. Please contact Anna Belle Lamar at 828-734-0355 to be put on a wait list or discuss further registration questions.