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 our Executive Director Matthew Blackburn

Retreat Information

The last thing we want you to feel is nervous before you head up to Wilderness Trail and "The Property".  We hope, if anything, you are excited to spend a week in the mountains of Virginia!  To hold a better understanding of what your week will look like, please click on one of the links below.  

Retreat Overview

A Day on the Trail




Event 1 (June 10 - June 16) 

Event 2 (June 18 - June 24) 

Event 3 (June 25 - July 1)

Event 4 (July 7 - July 13)

Event 5 (July 23 - July 29)

Event 6 (July 31 - Aug 6)