All Womens’ Faith-based
Introduction to Backpacking Retreat

You are worth it, you are significant, most of all, beloved….Do you constantly or even occasionally doubt yourself? Have you been hard on those around you or been keeping up with a battle of your mind? Have felt insignificant, but needed more than to “feel” your worth? 

We invite you to join us on this journey of re-focus and re-discovery of Who You Are. What your purpose is. Take home some tools to encourage you, to strengthen you, to empower you as the Daughter of the One who made us.

The purpose of our faith-based wilderness programs is to provide an opportunity for you to experience you value and worth, to experience physical and emotional restoration and freedom by connecting you to the source of life through the One who made us. We choose to go to the Wilderness – using it as a platform- providing connection to others, yourself, the Creator.

You are invited to choose to renew this relationship to empower you toward your purpose, your identity, your restoration as His worthy, loved, significant one.

Our goal for the next few days is to challenge you a little with some new backpacking skills and some new ones you are ready to learn   A small group size will offer a safe learning environment to cover what it means to be safe while traveling in the backcountry – Leave No Trace principles, thermoregulation, navigation techniques, risk management/animal safety, backcountry meals or overnight gear…You will even learn a cool survival skill worthy of showing off and making your scouting kids jealous!

2020 Dates:

July 29-31 (meet up – evening of 29th)

Location: Kananaskis Country, Rocky Mountains, Alberta

Difficulty: easy/moderate


$490 CAD/ 2 days/1 night in wilderness; 1 night at a ranch

What’s Included:

  • certified wilderness guide
  • backcountry camping permit for all days
  • group gear: tents, cooking gear, filtration system, group first aid kit, bear spray, water treatment
  • variety of hearty and delicious meals, group dinner on day 1 – lunch on day 3
  • pre-trip support to help you be prepared for your wilderness journey
  • backcountry travel ethics and wilderness safety education
  • reflection time of contemplative/personal development activities supporting your experience / group debrief sessions
  • accommodation: tenting – ranch/day 0, backcountry days 1-3

What’s not included:

  • transportation to Canmore and backcountry trailhead
  • supper on the last day
  • personal gear – please let us know what you need and we’ll do our best to arrange rentals for you
  • personal expenses/air fares
  • travel insurance
  • tips – much appreciated 😉


Day 0 – meeting at 5PM in Canmore, and going over our equipment in order to see if we have all necessary gear for our adventure; learn how to pack your backpack for the next few days, getting rid of unnecessary stuff and keeping the layers to keep warm and dry; camping at the property. Bonding time.

Day 1 – wake up, breakfast, carpooling to Kananaskis Country. Today’s hike is short, but it will allow us to cover and refresh the basics of safe and fun backcountry travel (including animal safety), map reading, camp set-up / campsite living basics. Exploration and reflection activity keep us active today, delicious meal awaits in the evening.

Day 2  – after a hearty breakfast and reflection, we head back to our vehicles in the afternoon.

Your trip information package will be sent out after the electronic registration (personal and health information for the guides to get to know you better).

Please note, part of the registration will be an electronic waiver, which must be read and agreed to prior to your payment. The paper format release of liability and waiver and the Declaration of Health and Exposure form will also be required once we meet in person. To minimize contact, you can print them out before the trip. 

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