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Wilderness retreat

The goal of this 3 day backpacking program is to provide an immersive experience for youth and/or adults in the rugged and beautiful mountains of North Carolina. These 3 day (often weekend) retreats provide an opportunity for your group to cultivate community and acquire skills.Our teams of qualified Instructors will provide technical skills training and interpersonal (soft) skills training that is necessary to work cohesively towards group goals. During AML’s Wilderness Retreats we leave two open sessions- one in the evening and one in the morning- in which you can provide your own curriculum- making it ideal for work, small group, or youth group retreats in which you have specific materials that you would like to cover.

Program Details

  • What is Included in the Cost: AML provides all the technical and group equipment necessary for our Wilderness Retreats. We also provide energy rich meals and snacks for the duration of the program. Take a look at our Gear List to see what each participant will be responsible for brining.

  • Program Length: AML’s Wilderness Retreat takes place over the course of 3 days- typically from Friday evening to Sunday mid-afternoon.

  • Program Location: All AML programs start remotely, meaning your group will be responsible for transportation to the designated trailhead or program location (to be designated at time of booking). Our typical program area for a Wilderness Retreat is the Wilson Creek area, located just south of the iconic Grandfather Mountain and adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Program Cost:

    • 6-8 Participants: $1,860

    • 9-10 Participants: $2,250

    • 11-12 Participants: $2,580