A Wilderness Journey Seeking God's Heart
Imagine spending two weeks outside under open skies and starry nights, camping on islands, riversides and beaches…watching amazing sunrises and letting God’s dream for your life take root. Disconnect from the entanglements of modern life. Outdoor skills, Bible study, laughter, hard work, solitude and a chance to run after God’s heart are all a part of the journey. For most participants this will be a life changing experience.*Ages 18-19 welcomed as assistant leaders.
There is a brand of wisdom that has kept lives from being shipwrecked for thousands of years. Our goal is to deliver some of the most impactful teaching from that genre…teaching that we hope will feed a holy fire in your heart. You’ll learn to use tools that have a proven track record for accelerating spiritual growth. We’ll cover topics such as: humility, the Gospel of the Kingdom, the power of the cross, mighty prayer, winning the war of the spirit and the flesh, roles of the Holy Spirit, and the power of life or death… hidden in the tongue.
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork…their voice goes out through all the earth.” ESV
The solo aspect of expedition offers you the opportunity to seek God through solitude, meditate Scripture, and learn to sharpen your listening skills; all the while surrounded by the beauty of creation. Short daily solos lead up to your twenty-four hour solo, an experience that is a highlight for most.
“Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”- ESV
Your camping gear is safe in waterproof bags stored in your hatches. You’ve stretched out and your foot pegs are in the perfect spot. Pushing away from land the cares of the world are left behind; adventure is in the air. Glide through unbroken water with skies reflecting around you; and access amazing places that most people never see.
You’ll learn strokes, maneuvers and safety from a certified Coastal Kayak Instructor. Our instructors will help you feel confident and at ease in your boat.
Before you leave the ground we’ll double check your harness. You’ll hear the reassuring snap-click of your safety ‘biner, and give your helmet a check for snugness. It’s time to climb into the canopy for a little tree time. Tree time is a phrase coined by climbers that conveys the sense of everything slowing down and becoming more immediate, more focused, and in the moment.
Your first climb will focus on basic technique and safety. If conditions are favorable, your next climb will give you an extended time to hang out in a really special canopy. Our tree climbing facilitators are certified and we follow a strict set of international guidelines to ensure the safety and quality of your time aloft.
Good expedition behavior (EB) is at the core of every successful trip. Responsibility, hard work and compassion are key ingredients. Everyone has a better time when the team is firing on all cylinders. Good EB requires that we each work hard, accept responsibility, and help one another. When everyone pitches in, the load is lightened. You and your crew will quickly realize how individual behaviors affect the whole team. EB is a great life lesson that will stick with you when you return.
Leave No Trace
“We’re gonna leave this place better than we found it!” You’ll learn 7 principles that will allow you to vanish anywhere you go; Bigfoot’s been doing it for years! Leave No Trace (LNT) ethics are vital for keeping our wild areas wild. Whether you’re choosing a campsite or building a stealth fire… we’ll show you the LNT way!
Physical training is a way of life out here. You are the boat motor, you build and break down camp, you run the beach, and you get to feel stronger and more fit when you get back. Paddling, stretching, beach and trail running, balance and agility training and more happen during the journey. You’ll be having so much fun that you might not even realize you’re working out!
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.” ~George Washington Carver
Immersion: The state of being deeply engaged or involved; absorption. As you slip into your kayak a new doorway opens…giving you a tangible connection to God’s creation. You’ll learn how to see and read water, sky and wilderness with new eyes. Binoculars, hand magnifiers, and dip nets are a few tools you might use to unwrap the gifts of nature out here.
Your leaders are trained in a variety of fields and most of all have a huge heart for Jesus. Our field staff are ACA coastal kayak instructors with a passion and love for God and His creation. They carry a Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification. They have been specially trained in safety protocol specifically for your trip and relating to kayak tripping in general. You can relax knowing that your leaders are equipped to lead the expedition as safely and securely as possible. At the same time our leaders are trained to allow those who are ready for more challenge to challenge themselves in a safe environment.
Expedition Application - 4 Easy Steps
❱ Step 1
Call or Email to Check for Availability.
Please remember to mention if you need scholarship assistance.
❱ Step 2
Download and Fill out the Application:
In an effort to keep your personal information private, we will no longer be using online applications. Please print and mail or scan and email application to OneLife.*
2765 River Road SE,
Winnabow, NC 28479
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❱ Step 3
Make Your Payment
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2765 River Road SE,
Winnabow, NC 28479
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Family Discount Available: For families with multiple children or young adults participating in camps or expeditions, we offer a $40 dollar discount for each additional sibling. Discounts are applicable for Creation Camp 1.0, Creation Camp 2.0, and Expeditions. To pay for multiple registrations please use the custom amount box below.
- Expedition for ages 14-15 $575
- Expedition for ages 16-17 $675
If you are registering more than one child or would like to make a partial payment, please use the PAY CUSTOM AMOUNT feature and enter the amount you would like to pay today.
A full refund (minus any Pay pal processing fees if applicable) will be available until 7 days prior to the start of your child’s camp session. After that point, we’ll still be glad to work with you to get a full refund. Your camp fees are used for necessary expenses to run the camp, and most likely will have already been spent in preparation for the upcoming week of camp. If there is a camper on the waiting list that can make a full payment, we’ll refund you when that payment is received. If there is no one on the waiting list it may take longer depending on a few other factors, and we will work to get your refund as quickly as we can. Your patience with us allows us to offer our services at an incredibly low price so that cost will never be a barrier for any one. Thanks for your partnership in God’s work.