- "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 -
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Who is speaking
Boot Camp features John Eldredge and the Wild at Heart team via video recorded during a BootCamp in the Colorado Rockies. You will also hear from men just like you from the WildHeartSTL team.
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.
Must I Read "Wild at Heart"
We highly recommend the book but not necessary to read it in advance. Consider it icing on the cake to read it after. Grab the “Field Guide” for the ultimate experience.
What do I leave at home
Preconceived ideas, religiosity, and technology.
A phone call could derail the entire weekend. Ask us how we know! Time to unplug! No weapons, firearms, skateboards, 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 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.
Is there an age limit
Boot Camp is a time set aside for males age 18 and older. However, considerations can be taken. 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 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.