Black Creek Retreat- Summer 2020
Our most recent beginners trip to the Black Creek Wilderness area in Mississippi during September.
We find that getting kids out of their norms and into a new environment helps to teach new life skills and personal confidence. They learn to better deal with adversity and challenges of life. Stronger spiritual growth and maturity often grows in the rich soil of adventure!
BACKPACKING TRIP CATAGORIES :
BEGINNER TRIP: Low mileage trips (3-6 miles/day), with easy terrain. Designed to introduce teens to the outdoors and hiking techniques. These are learning/experience trips to prepare students for greater challenges and learning basic self-reliance.
CHALLENGE TRIP: Longer mileage trips (7-12 miles/day), often with more difficult terrain. Designed to physically and mentally challenge students to find their strengths through trials. These are "stretching" trips that will teach students to have stronger self-reliance. Students must learn good planning and preparation skills.