- a wild at heart Basic experience -
Registration is Closed
October 14 - 17, 2021
High HIll, MO
Must I Read "Wild at Heart"
We highly recommend the book but not necessary to read it in advance. It is icing on the cake to read it after.
When is Boot Camp
Check-in opens at 4pm, dinner at 6p. Thursday evening. Concluding at noon on Sunday
Where is Boot Camp
High Hill Christian Camp & Retreat Center
High Hill Missouri
70 minutes from downtown St Louis
Who is speaking
Boot Camp features John Eldredge and the Wild at Heart team via video recording. You will also hear from men just like you from the STL area.
What can I expect
A man needs a deeper understanding of why certain longings govern him—and why God made him just like that. And he needs a deeper understanding of why women long to be fought for, to be swept up into adventure, and to be the beauty.
Anything else to know
What if? What if those deep desires in our hearts are telling us the truth, revealing to us 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.
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 (catch-n-release).
What do I leave at home
Preconceived ideas, religiosity, and technology.
A phone call could derail the entire weekend. Time to unplug!
Weapons, firearms, skateboards, pets, drugs, alcohol, pranks, items of value
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Is there an age limit
Boot Camp is a time set aside for males over the age of 18
Final thoughts about 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 the recovery of a man’s masculine soul, 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.
-high hill mo-
The camp was established in 1954 on an eighty-acre tract of land donated by the Harold Nebel family of High Hill. The camp has a large dining/meeting lodge, a retreat center, three log cabins, a dorm, various outdoor meeting areas, a pool, lake, and other recreation activities, and is currently constructing a multi-purpose building.