Our mission and  philosophy

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


We aim to support the efforts of mission-driven organizations and justice-oriented groups that are made up of people who are doing good work in the world.

We value diversity, access, stewardship, and engagement. We strive to employ these values in our outreach, operations, governance, and guiding.

There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating the restorative nature of nature and its contribution to personal well-being. Additionally, the wilderness provides a context where community can grow.

We develop, facilitate, and evaluate custom wilderness programs designed to maximize the impact of the groups and organizations we serve.

Our Board of Directors is responsible for the oversight of the mission, impact, and viability of Renewal in the Wilderness.

Our staff are out there looking for people who need renewal, helping them find their way to the wilderness, and bringing them back home to make the world more beautiful.

Renewal in the Wilderness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to renewing the spirits and sustaining the work of those who are making a difference in the world. We help the helpers. If you're able, please consider supporting our mission by making a contribution.