- a wild at heart Basic experience -





April 25-28, 2024

Spring 2024 At High Hill

Registation Closed

October 24-27

Fall 2024 At Eagle Sky


April 2025 tbd

Spring 2025 @ High Hill

Register Not Open

Content based around the themes from book “Wild at Heart” by John Eldredge

Where is Boot Camp

Spring BootCamp is conducted at High Hill Christian Camp and Retreat Center in High Hill, MO
Fall BootCamp takes us south to Eagle Sky Camp of the Ozarks in Piedmont, MO

Who is speaking

Boot Camp features the Wild at Heart team (John Eldredge and associates) via video recorded during a Colorado BootCamp. Plus, you will also hear from Missouri’s own WildHeartSTL team.

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When is Boot Camp

Starts with 6pm dinner Thursday evening and concludes Sunday noon. Thursday check-in opens at 4pm

What do I leave at home

Preconceived ideas, religiosity, and technology.
A phone call or tex message can derail the entire weekend. Ask us how we know! Time to unplug! No weapons, firearms, pets, drugs, alcohol, pranks, items of value, …

What do I bring

Yourself, of course, with an open and expectant heart, mind and soul. Clothing, pillow, twin bedding or sleeping bag, personal items, towel, toiletries, flashlight, bug spray, sunscreen, swim trunks, fishing pole, mountain bike, hiking boots.

Anything else to know

What if the deep desires in our hearts are telling us the truth, revealing the lives we were meant to live? God gave us eyes so that we might see; he gave us ears that we might hear; he gave us wills that we might choose; and he gave us hearts that we might live. The way we handle the Heart is everything. A man must know he is powerful; he must know he has what it takes.

Must I Read the book “Wild at Heart” beforehand?

No !
We highly recommend the book but not necessary to read it in advance. Consider it icing on the cake to read it after. We recommend you grab the “Field Guide” for the ultimate post-Bootcamp experience.

Is there an age limit ?

This event is a time set aside for males age 18 and older. However, considerations will be taken upon request. Contact us on the About Us page

Final thoughts about BASIC Boot Camp

This is not a retreat about the “seven things a man ought to do to be a nicer guy.” It is a four-day quest into a man’s masculine soul and the release of a man’s heart—his passions and his true nature—all given him by God. It’s an invitation to rush the fields at Bannockburn, to go West, to leap from the falls and save the beauty. For if a man is going to know who he truly is as a man, if he is going to find a life worth living, love a woman deeply, and not pass on his confusion to his children, he simply must get his heart back.