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

Through our programs and services we are working to connect people with wild nature in ways that strengthen their sense of purpose and sustain the spirit of compassion in their lives.

Success for us as an organization hinges on the ongoing impact of those we aim to serve. We focus our efforts on helping the helpers: Those people who are working to make the world a better place through their compassionate efforts and caring professions. We strive to make experiences of renewal available and accessible to as wide a range of people and organizations as we possibly can by taking an agile approach to the ways we facilitate encounters with wild nature.


Wilderness Trips

We approach multi-day immersions into wild places with simple intentions to unplug, to slow down, to pay attention to our limits and capacities, to experience connection with earth and others, and to orient ourselves to rhythms of resilience that work for us in our day-to-day lives.

Half-Wild Retreats

By partnering with organizations to take groups of employees for a morning or afternoon of movement, reflection, and inspiration in nearby neighborhood wild spaces, we invite people to connect with nature and each other in simple ways that disrupt the stale and stifling patterns that so often lead to burnout.  

Community Gatherings

We work to connect our communities to wild nature through meetups and events where people can find a sense of solidarity among others who are trying to make the world a more beautiful place.


Every experience of Renewal in the Wilderness is designed to orient us back to our important work in the world.

Renewal in the Wilderness experiences take the shape of different locations and dynamics, but where each experience of Renewal intersects with the others is in the space we create to slow down, reflect, connect, and return.

We do not retreat in order to find solutions to the (legitimate) urgencies that pepper our days. We retreat to renew our sense of capacity and connectivity, so that we may return with the strength that our work in the world deserves. We go to wild places so that we may return to our front-country efforts in a way that is informed by the possibility of pause and of ongoing rhythms of renewal.

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