Wayfinders Retreat

Where Transformation and Adventure Meet

Step into a world of transformation and adventure with the Wayfinders Adventure Retreat, a life-changing journey meticulously designed by a team of mental health professionals. Nestled in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, this week-long retreat takes place in Burnsville, NC, spanning from Sunday to the following Saturday, offers an unparalleled opportunity for profound self-discovery, growth, and rejuvenation.

Wayfinders unfolds as a journey of exploration and empowerment, enveloping its participants in enriching experiences. This experience embodies the essence of transformation, creating an environment where profound shifts and awakenings become not just possible, but the natural course of events. From the moment you arrive at the exquisite eco-resort on Sunday afternoon, to the moment of departure the following Saturday, you are guided through a landscape of self-discovery that will reshape your path forward.

participants on an adventure retreat

Course Highlights

Expertly Designed Itinerary: Crafted by mental health professionals, the itinerary includes a blend of introspective exercises, adventurous activities, and guided meditations, all designed to foster profound personal transformation.

Adventure Activities: Participants will connect with nature through exhilarating activities like horseback riding and mountain hiking in the stunning North Carolina Mountains.

Personal Growth Exercises: Carefully designed exercises and reflections will guide participants in exploring their values, passions, and purpose, leading to a renewed sense of self and direction.

Supportive Community: Engage with a supportive and inspiring community of like-minded individuals. Share, learn, and grow together in a safe and nurturing environment.

Comprehensive Approach: The retreat addresses multiple aspects of well-being, from mental health and self-awareness to physical activity and connection with nature.

All-Inclusive Experience: With healthy meals, comfortable accommodations, and all activities included, participants can fully immerse themselves in the journey without any logistical worries.

Key Benefits

Personal Transformation

Equip yourself with a toolkit to identify and dismantle repetitive patterns that hinder personal progress. Forge a narrative of positive change, enriched with fresh perspectives and behaviors through therapeutic adventure retreat.

Connection with Nature

The retreat offers a unique opportunity to disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nature in a serene and beautiful setting. Set in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, the retreat offers a serene and inspiring natural setting for transformation and growth.

Renewed Energy & Motivation

Participants will engage in a variety of outdoor activities that not only offer a sense of adventure but also promote physical health and a deep connection with the natural world. Interspersed with these activities are introspective exercises that encourage self-reflection, emotional healing, and personal growth.

Support Network

Connect with like-minded individuals who are also on a journey of self-discovery and growth. Throughout the week, participants will engage in group activities, share experiences, and support one another in a safe and nurturing environment. These interactions often lead to the formation of deep and meaningful connections that extend beyond the retreat.

March 17-24, 2024

What Makes this Adventure Retreat So Special?

Balanced Approach

The Wayfinders Wilderness Retreat is carefully designed to offer a harmonious blend of adventure, relaxation, and personal development, ensuring a holistic approach to well-being. Participants will engage in exhilarating outdoor activities that invigorate the body and connect the soul to nature. Interspersed with these activities are periods of relaxation and reflection, allowing participants to absorb the experiences and insights gained throughout the day. Additionally, the retreat includes a series of personal development exercises and guided meditations that foster self-awareness, emotional healing, and personal growth.

Adaptable Activity Levels

This Adventure Retreat is designed to be accessible and enjoyable for participants of all activity levels. We understand that everyone is at a different point in their physical and mental wellness journey, and we have carefully crafted the retreat to accommodate this diversity. The outdoor activities, can be adjusted to suit different fitness levels, and gentle guides are available for those who require a less physically demanding experience. Similarly, the introspective exercises and personal development activities are designed to be meaningful and impactful for participants with varying levels of experience in mindfulness and self-exploration. Our experienced facilitators are skilled in adapting the activities to meet the needs of each participant, ensuring a supportive and empowering experience for all. Whether you are an avid adventurer or prefer a more relaxed pace, it can be tailored to your needs, making it a truly personalized journey of transformation and growth.

Personal Mastery Skills

During this one of a kind adventure retreat, you will engage in exercises and activities that foster mindfulness, teaching you to be present in the moment and cultivate a sense of inner peace. Self-awareness exercises will guide you in understanding your values, passions, and limiting beliefs, paving the way for meaningful personal growth. Goal setting activities will empower you to define your aspirations and create a clear and actionable plan for achieving them. Additionally, the retreat includes exercises designed to enhance emotional intelligence, helping you to understand and manage your emotions more effectively, and to empathize with the feelings of others.

Stunning Location

Wayfinders is set in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a region renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty. The stunning eco resort and lodge is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna – surrounded by lush forests, rolling hills, and crystal-clear rivers and streams, providing a serene and inspiring backdrop for the journey of self-discovery. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area through outdoor activities and simply spending time in the great outdoors. The Blue Ridge Mountains are not only a feast for the eyes but also a balm for the soul. The fresh mountain air, the sound of birdsong, and the sight of the sun rising or setting over the mountains all contribute to a sense of peace and rejuvenation. This stunning location provides the perfect setting for the Wayfinders Retreat, enhancing the transformative experience and leaving a lasting impression on all who attend.

All-Inclusive Convenience

This deeply transformational retreat is designed to provide a seamless and worry-free experience for all participants. From the moment you arrive until departure, every detail is taken care of. All meals, carefully prepared with health and nutrition in mind, are included, as are comfortable and serene accommodations. Additionally, all activities, from the adventurous outdoor excursions to the guided personal development exercises, are included in the retreat package. This all-inclusive approach eliminates any logistical concerns or additional expenses, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the transformative journey. With everything provided, participants can direct their entire focus and energy towards self-exploration, growth, and connection with nature and fellow participants.

Network of Support

One of the most valuable aspects of the Wayfinders Adventure Retreat is the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who are also on a journey of self-discovery and growth. Throughout the week, participants will engage in group activities, share experiences, and support one another in a safe and nurturing environment. These interactions often lead to the formation of deep and meaningful connections that extend beyond the retreat. Participants leave not only with new insights and tools for personal growth but also with a network of supportive friends who understand their journey and can offer encouragement, empathy, and perspective in the days, weeks, and months that follow. This support network can be an invaluable resource as participants continue to navigate the challenges of daily life and implement the changes and insights gained during the retreat.

Crafting Your Retreat Experience

What’s Included

Accommodations & Meals

We believe that nourishing the body is just as important as nourishing the mind and spirit. That’s why we’ve included all meals in the retreat package. Enjoy a variety of healthy and delicious meals consciously prepared with fresh ingredients. Our menu is designed to provide the energy and nutrition needed for the activities of the day while also catering to different dietary preferences and restrictions.

Comfortable accommodations are also included in the retreat package. Stay in cozy and well-appointed rooms that provide a restful and rejuvenating environment. The accommodations are designed to complement the natural surroundings. After a day of activities and self-exploration, participants can retreat to their rooms for a good night’s sleep, ensuring they are refreshed and ready for the next day’s adventures.

Transportation to Activities

At the Wayfinders Wilderness Retreat, we aim to create a seamless and stress-free experience for all our participants. To facilitate this, we provide transportation to all the activities included in the retreat itinerary. Relax and enjoy the journey without worrying about logistics. Our comfortable and well-maintained vehicles, driven by our experienced and friendly rangers, will ensure safe and convenient transportation to and from each activity. This way, participants can fully immerse themselves in the experience, focusing on their personal growth and connection with nature, rather than worrying about transportation details.

Welcome Basket

Upon arrival at the retreat, you’ll receive a thoughtful welcome basket, carefully curated to enhance your experience and make you feel at home. The basket will include a selection of items designed to promote relaxation, well-being, comfort, and a connection with nature. Items include a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during outdoor activities, a journal for recording thoughts and reflections, a map of the area, and some healthy snacks to enjoy during the retreat, and other items. The welcome basket is our way of expressing our gratitude to participants for choosing the Wayfinders Adventure Retreat and to set a positive and nurturing tone for the week ahead.

What’s Not Included

Flights/Travel Arrangements

However, flights and travel arrangements to and from the retreat location are not included in the package. However, if you prefer, airport pickup is available for a small fee. Otherwise, participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the retreat. We recommend booking flights well in advance and arranging transportation to the retreat center that aligns with the retreat’s start and end times. Our team is happy to provide recommendations and guidance on the best ways to reach the retreat center if needed. Please ensure that you have considered all travel arrangements before embarking on your journey to the Wayfinders Adventure Retreat.

Mind-Altering Substances

At the Wayfinders Wilderness Retreat, we are committed to creating a safe, supportive, and healthy environment for all participants. To ensure this, we have a strict policy prohibiting the use of any mind-altering substances, including but not limited to alcohol, recreational drugs, and non-prescription medications, during the retreat. We believe that true growth and transformation occur when we are fully present and clear-minded. This policy supports our mission to provide a space for participants to connect deeply with themselves, others, and the natural world, without any external distractions or influences. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in adhering to this important policy.

Travel Insurance

It is highly recommended that participants purchase their own travel insurance to cover any unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, or lost baggage. The Wayfinders Adventure Retreat does not provide travel insurance, and any costs incurred due to unforeseen circumstances will not be covered by the retreat. Please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance coverage before embarking on your journey to the retreat.

Unable to Join Us This Time?

We understand that sometimes schedules don’t align, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the transformative experience we offer. We have a variety of retreats scheduled throughout the year, so you can find one that fits your calendar. Whether it’s the next Wayfinders Wilderness Retreat or any of our other unique retreat offerings, we have plenty of options for you to choose from. We look forward to welcoming you on a journey of self-discovery and growth at a time that works best for you!