HOMESCHOOL ENDEAVOR WILDERNESS
God trained His leaders in the wilderness. Using His creation and teaching adventure skills, the DM staff will encourage you to step up and do hard things, to step out and risk being uncomfortable, to step down to put God and others first. Using a map and compass, you will find your way through the forest or down the river. Through canoeing, backpacking, and rock climbing, you will find new strength to persevere. By memorizing Scripture and discussing Biblical concepts you will purposefully examine and reflect on God's character and His presence in your life.
Many people train hard and study diligently to succeed in a world that values power, money and physical beauty. They spend unbelievable time and money to receive trophies or certificates, which have no eternal worth. Wouldn't you rather achieve success in ways that will change your heart and your life eternally?
We believe Endeavor Wilderness will help students explore leadership abilities, healthy communication, and conflict resolution--skills DM considers necessary for mature Christian living. So here are some Frequently Asked Questions by participants-to-be:
What is it?
Endeavor Wilderness is an 8-day wilderness expedition filled with challenge, potential spiritual growth and opportunities to learn wilderness skills. During Endeavor Wilderness, Discovery Ministries’ highly trained staff will teach students hard skills such as canoeing, fire building, orienteering, and shelter making. They will also focus on building the body-life relational skills mentioned above.
When is it?
Endeavor Wilderness 1: June 1-8, 2024
Endeavor Wilderness 2: August 3-10, 2024
Endeavor Wilderness 3: October 5-12, 2024
The expedition will begin on the first Saturday at 1 p.m. and will end with a celebration meal at 6p.m. the following Saturday. Parents are invited to join in the celebration and hear the trip stories. Lodging is provided the night of the celebration meal for families needing to stay overnight.
What do you need to bring?
Discovery Ministries provides all the specialized gear necessary to excel in your journey--backpacks, sleeping bags, food, etc. Campers will need to bring appropriate clothing and a heart willing to learn. Your open attitude toward trying new things and doing hard things will help you succeed.
What will you be doing?
Endeavor Wilderness will offer a taste of several activities, such as hiking, canoeing, caving, climbing and rappelling. The exact itinerary of activities will vary in order to meet the needs and goals of each trip.
What will the trip cost?
The total cost of Endeavor Wilderness is $400. You can reserve your spot by closing this window and clicking "Register for Endeavor Wilderness." When we receive your registration, we will send a trip preparation and equipment list. Partial scholarships may be available.
Why should you come?
Endeavor Wilderness will allow you to test yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Every teen at some point wants to know if he or she can succeed, and this trip will provide an opportunity to do just that. Secondly, the majority of the staff at Discovery Ministries have been homeschooled or are currently homeschooling their children. We want to support homeschool families as they instill habits of the Christ-centered lifestyle in their students.
$400 (to be paid at registration)
Endeavor Wilderness 1: May 12, 2024 (trip: June 1-8)
Endeavor Wilderness 2: July 14, 2024 (trip: Aug. 3-10)
Endeavor Wilderness 3: September 15, 2024 (trip: Oct. 5-12)
- 8 day wilderness trip for homeschoolers, age 15 & up (at the start of the expedition)
- 10 spaces available in each expedition.
- All equipment (sleeping bags, shelters, etc) and food provided by Discovery Ministries
- Please call or e-mail if you face any technical difficulties with our forms.
- Read through the FAQs and Registration Process below and don't hesitate to call our office with any more questions.
Our registration process conveniently puts the insurance and medical forms, contact info, and payment into four steps, all found in one place when you select a trip registration button. Take 5-10 minutes to register now!
After selecting a trip, fill in your (the participant's) contact information and physician's name and phone number.
List your (the participant's) medical information. Including recent hospitalizations, allergies, date of last tetanus shot, and insurance policy number.
Agree to and sign the liability waiver.
Fill in your (the participant's) credit card information and submit!
Check out other opportunities for homeschool students:
The Endeavor Wilderness dates don't work for you? Get together a group of 6-10 fellow-homeschoolers and book your own expedition.
You're too young for an Endeavor expedition? Sign up for Endeavor Adventure, a retreat for homeschoolers aged 12-15.