We guide wilderness encounters that cultivate and sustain cultures of compassion.

Renewal in the Wilderness designs and guides Custom Programs for organizations and groups, offers Community Trips, creates Programs based in the wilderness context that support those working to make the world a better place through their compassionate efforts, and holds Community Events in and around our home base of Portland, Maine.

We work to mitigate vocational burnout, help people connect to purpose, deepen social ties, and link community to nature through activities such as our weekly Beauty Walks or First Friday Summer Beauty Paddles.


Renewal in the Wilderness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Portland Maine working to connect organizations with wilderness as a resource that  positively affects their capacity to make the world a better place.