2016 Guide: Jake Shumate

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Meet our last guide for the season, Jake Shumate! He is a sophomore advertising major at Harding University from Coppell, Texas. What are your 3 favorite past times? I like to play soccer, read, and hangout with friend. What is your favorite verse or passage of scripture and why? My favorite verse is “For in the gospel the […]

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2016 Videographer: Casey Ramirez

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Meet Casey Ramirez! He is a senior in high school from Kennedale Texas and will be working as our videographer! Tell us about your hometown and school. I was born in Mazatlán, Mexico and moved to Kennedale, Texas when I was four. Kennedale is a small town in-between two huge cities (Dallas and Fort Worth). […]

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2016 Guide: Grant Cooper

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Meet Grant Cooper a returning guide from last summer who will be serving as lead guide this 2016 season! What are your 3 favorite past times? Books / Nature / Fitness / Food / Community (that’s 5, ha!) What is your favorite verse or passage of scripture? Habakkuk 3:19 – Because it reminds me of my strength in the Lord and […]

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2016 Guide: Brandon Knight

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Meet Brandon Knight a Junior Bio-medical Engineering Major at Texas A&M. What are your 3 favorite past times? I’m a Junior at Texas A&M working on my B.S., and eventually M.E., in Biomedical Engineering. BMEN it is a challenging major, but is a passion of mine because its a chance for me to help others through […]

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2016 Guide: Megan Stewart

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Meet Megan Stewart! She is a sophomore at Belmont University majoring in classical vocal performance from Flower Mound Texas. What are your 3 favorite past times? I love love to sing and make music. I also love listening to good music. Coffee? Yes. I love going to a coffee shop and talking to friends or spending sometime […]

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2016 Guide: Gabby Ferro

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Meet Gabby! She is a senior Marketing major at Harding University from Cincinnati, OH. Not only is she one of our 5 guides this summer, but she has also been serving as our marketing intern since March. What are your 3 favorite past times? While at school the “past time” I spend most of my […]

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2016 Guide: Sarah Kirkpatrick

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Meet Sarah! She is a senior English major and Art minor at Harding University from Missouri.

What are your 3 favorite past times? I love art. Drawing and watercolor are my favorite, but I also love colored pencil, painting with oil, clay sculptures, pottery, really almost anything. I play violin and piano, which I also teach. I read a lot (English Major), but my favorites are Jane Austen, Henry James, and […]

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The Guides of 2016

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Spending a month backpacking in the Rocky Mountains while professing the greatness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ sounds like a dream job to most people. At Wilderness Trek this 2016 season 5 people get to live that dream. This year our guides are Grant Cooper, Brandon Knight, Sarah Kirkpatrick, Megan Stewart and Gabby […]

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Q1 Newsletter, 2016

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As we celebrate our 40th year of ministry at Wilderness Trek, we look at our great successes. Each year kids’ lives are eternally affected, adults get to take a break to think about their relationship with God and our Staff see how they can impact people’s lives in a significant way. Trek continues to reach […]

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My Introduction to Wilderness Trek

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I was introduced to Wilderness Trek nearly 25 years ago by my youth minister, Eric Tooley. The years and memories came full circle last November 2014 when I was elected onto the board of Wilderness Trek — at least 15 years since I last set foot on a mountain trail. And as Wilderness Trek prepares for a […]

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