- "absent religiosity"
- "It was exactly what I needed to heal"
- "can't put it into words"
- "Game changing. Gets to roots of 'why?'"
- "outside the box"
- "It was just real"
- "Raw, deeply transformational"
- "I am not alone"
- "absolutely life changing"
- "undeserved acceptance"
- "it really blew me away"
- "this goes deep"
- "God is so much more than what I perceived Him to be"
- "it's what God had for me"
- "it is direct & 100% relevant to all of us"
- "completely different experience"
- "more real & deep"
- "the time is life changing, excited for the future"
- "I met Christ here. He spoke to me. He loves me"
- "beyond what I expected"
- a wild at heart Basic experience -
2023 Fall Event
Content based around the thoughts and themes from book “Wild at Heart” by John Eldredge
Where is Boot Camp
Our Fall 2023 event will be conducted in October at Eagle Sky of the Ozarks Camp near Piedmont M). 135 miles south of Lambert STL Airport
Who is speaking
Boot Camp features the Wild at Heart team and John Eldredge (and team) via video recorded during a Colorado BootCamp. You will also hear from the WildHeartSTL team.
When is Boot Camp
October 26th – 29th 2023
Starts with 6pm dinner Thursday evening and concludes Sunday noon. Thursday check-in opens at 4pm
How much does it cost?
$349 per person. Includes all meals and lodging. The economy and inflation has increased the facility cost and must pass that along. Note: the team is all volunteer and we pay the same registration cost as you guys. Register now
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?
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.