Camper Quotes

Wilderness Wind is unique in its empowerment of ordinary folk. — A camper, Kansas City, Kansas

It was so wonderful to be a part of the ministry of Wilderness Wind this week. I am leaving refreshed and invigorated by our family’s experience here.— Kay Nussbaum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thank you for the opportunity to experience God in creation. — Robin Fletcher, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Cool trip, great trip leader, lots of canoeing, excellent food. — Adam Miller, age 11, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

I have appreciated the simple elegance of each of the Lakeside cabins. — Susan Schmidt, St. Paul, Minnesota

Your work with our youth was amazing. Not only did you introduce these youth to a beautiful part of the world, but you introduced them to a form of spirituality that is desperately needed, the contemplative mode of spirituality. It’s essential to experience quiet, centering, being and listening modes of prayer. Thanks for sharing the wisdom of the wilderness with us. — Brenda Sawatzky Paetkau, Goshen, Indiana

like the free structure of the trip where we had lots of freedom to make decisions. It was a perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. — A camper, Kansas

Thank you for a challenging yet relaxing trip. Excellent equipment, food and philosophy. — Terry Wiebenga, Normal, Illinois

Thanks for teaching me the J stroke, how to clean a plate/bowl/cup, read a compass, set up a tent, find my dad funny, fall gracefully with a canoe on my head, leave not a trace and have a great time. — A camper, Indiana


The food was great; very creative and satisfying. — Rebecca Metcalf, Millersburg, Ohio

Thanks for providing an experience that was unique for me. It combined beauty and misery, material and spiritual, social and solitary. It was unforgettable. — Jay Detweiler, Goshen, Indiana

I learned that all of nature is a reflection of God. — Carol Gale, Tiskilwa, Illinois