In the beginning there was Camp.
Then came Wilderness Trek.
If you liked summer camp, but are looking for a deeper, more intimate group building experience than Wilderness Trek is for you.
We offer a Deeper Camping Experience filled with back country adventures, extended expeditions or pro-level programs all designed to introduce People From All Walks of Life and Fitness Levels to the wonders of the wilderness in ways that are as close to the way God created them as one can get. In terms of creature comforts and man made features, we are The Opposite of Camp. In terms of getting close to God through the natural beauty and wonders of His creations, it’s An Experience With No Equal.
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Combination trips with adventures including fishing, biking, climbing, hiking, canyoneering or skiing.
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Faith based adventures since 1976.
Imagine a place where you can disconnect from life’s craziness, soak in the wonders of nature, and discover new truths from God’s Word. Whether you’re seeking a challenge that will test the limits of your group or looking for your next big adventure, we have the wilderness programs to fit, and the friendly experts to guide you along the way.
Challenge. Connect. Experience. Grow.
Life is crazy. That is why we offer a variety of exciting outdoor adventures and courses that will challenge you spiritually and physically while giving you opportunities to connect with others. There is no better place to escape the distractions of this world and experience what it means to be a true disciple of God’s Word than in the wilderness surrounded by His natural creations with other believers.
Our exciting outdoor adventures offer much more than your average mountain-top experience. We focus on growing each participant spiritually and in adventure skills through a wide variety of courses taught in outdoor settings in Northern, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and at some of our nations most unique wilderness locations such as Moab, UT, and Joshua Tree, CA.
Wilderness Adventure Programs are our “Classic” Trek trips and can be custom tailored to fit any group or individual needs. All adventures can be scheduled on any available week or weekend year round. Ideal for groups, churches, youth programs, colleges, or any group of friends looking for an exciting adventure they won’t soon forget.
Our Expedition trips are conducted in some of the most awesome, incredible wilderness areas in the nation. Expedition trips can be scheduled on just about any available week or weekend year round and can include any of our exciting wilderness expedition tracks, or we can custom design an expedition for you.
Looking for a great time of connection, growth, and challenge for your group all while having a wonderful experience? Then you should check out one of our retreats. Highly customizable, never forgettable, retreats are a time to rally around a cause, idea, or experience while growing your group closer together. Retreats are often shorter than our other adventures and can include sleeping in a lodge, hotel or camp cabin setting.
Is your group looking for a really BIG experience? Then try one of our multisport trips. Multisport trips are perfect for groups who have gone on wilderness trips before and are ready for the next challenge. Any of the activities we offer can be combined into one amazing experience of a lifetime. Multisport trips are perfect for active groups who want to squeeze the most out of their time with us.
Our 15 Week Professional Guide and Outdoor Ministry Training
Our Wilderness Professional Guide Courses address the three major areas of qualification that outdoor and wilderness industry employers seek when they are assessing job applicants:
We provide all three throughout the length of our course to give participants a solid foundation for pursuing their career goals. In addition to these benefits, our semesters also help students discover what opportunities are out there, help them define their career goals, and give them the direction and inspiration to achieve them.
Enthusiastic. Energetic. Inspiring. And SUPER Fun.
Our staff is made up of experienced, fun, wilderness guides who are also serious about your safety and spiritual growth. Each day they demonstrate their passion for serving Jesus Christ through leading by example with a cheerful demeanor in all surroundings. All of our staff are trained in both wilderness travel and spiritual leadership, ensuring your experience on and off the mountain are unmatched
Our staff members are recruited based on their:
Personality & Ability
Passion for Teaching
Relationship With Christ
Qualifications & Skills
Education & Training
Base Camp Features
Some of the things that make Glorieta such a very special place.
Our wilderness is alive with dramatic and inspiring scenery—rushing rivers and quiet streams, isolated forests and majestic mountains that rise to challenge you. Glorieta is a place where heaven meets earth.
There are fun things to do everywhere you turn! Glorieta is built for fun and adventure and you'll find all sorts of outdoor activities designed to make your time at our basecamp breathtakingly exciting.
Health & Safety
The physical and emotional wellbeing of our campers are top priorities. Meals provide proper fuel for active bodies and every facility and activity is designed, built, staffed and maintained to eliminate chances for injury.
*Whitewater rafting availability is limited for groups camps. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve spots. Additional Fee is $55 Per Person for families.
Bomb the Blob!
Mud Pit Melee
Outdoor Rock Climbing
If you're a thrill seeker who'd like to feel a little "boulder", we accommodate all skill levels in many different climbing styles. For those about to rock, we salute you!
There's adventure in each breath and every step. Let your wanderlust take over and experience spectacular vistas across miles of pristine mountain trails.
Hop on and go for a spin that will leave you breathless in more ways than one. When you experience a mountainside ride, you'll know what we mean.
"Row! Row! Row! You lazy land lubbers! Heave ho and off we go! Steady as she goes." Will somebody smack that guide with a paddle?
It's serious mountaineering without the imminent danger. Ascend cliff faces and negotiate overhangs. You can yodel all the way up... if you can catch your breath.
Thousands of acres and miles of trails through God's beautiful creation. Explore the trails and experience vistas that will take your breath away.
Your heart pounds as you overcome your nerves and step off the cliff. What were you thinking? Total focus. Step by step. Now you're down, confident. Again!
They say a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at school. Catch a trout from a clear mountain stream and fried it up on the bank and you'll know what it means.
What's better than the view of the forest from the treetops? The trip back down of course. This is why ropes go with trees like campfires go with singalongs.
Is camp not "camp" enough for you? We've got just the thing. It's authentic camping in real wilderness surroundings. The stars never looked prettier.
Our flagship feature is a 5 level treehouse. Take a drop down one of four super slides or have gallons of fun in any of our waterfront activities.
Water you waiting for? Take a dip and a drop from any one of our numerous decks rigged with ropes, slides, blobs and more. Look out below, and bombs away!
Bomb the Blob!
Climb. Leap! Plop! Launch! Whoa! Splash! Climb. Leap! Plop! Launch! Whoa! Splash! Repeat again and again until we wear 'em out.
Mud Pit Melee
Grit your teeth for an untethered free-for-all. Here's mud in your eye... and between your toes... and behind your ears..