Camp For A Cause
Wolves and Wilderness Community Experience
with Wild Heart Revival
July 16 – 18, 2021
Additional dates TBA
Our Camp For A Cause events are donation based community retreats with a focus on volunteering in the outdoors and environmental stewardship. This event is open to anyone ages 10 and up, experienced or inexperienced with camping, to support Mission: Wolf. Willingness to work outdoors independently and as part of a team in adverse weather conditions are a must. Beginner hikers and families are welcome. Please note, dogs are not permitted on the wolf sanctuary. We have one Camp For A Cause event currently on our calendar with Mission: Wolf and we hope to add more. Additional dates TBA. Contact us for more information.
Mission: Wolf is a 200 acre sanctuary located in the Wet Mountains of southcentral Colorado near Gardner, Colorado. The sanctuary is currently home to twenty-three rescued wolves and wolf hybrids including three gregarious ambassador wolves. The sanctuary has played a critical role in educating people about wolves for over 30 years, with tours through DC and schools across the nation and even a spot on Mr. Rogers. Mission: Wolf has touched the hearts of millions. Their efforts helped to clear the path for reintroduction of wild wolves into Yellowstone and their work continues.
Now it’s our turn to help. Due to impacts from COVID-19, Mission: Wolf has experienced a reduction in critical volunteer support. And we at Wild Heart Revival are inspired to help and hope you will join us. Learn more about Mission: Wolf and find out how you can help captive and wild wolves. And keep scrolling to register to join us at a Camp For A Cause volunteer event with Mission: Wolf.
Date and Time:
July 16-18, 2021.
Additional event dates TBA.
Arrive to our meeting location in the town of Westcliffe at noon on Friday. Our time together officially concludes at noon on Sunday but you may continue to enjoy the afternoon volunteering or exploring the sanctuary and adjacent area. We will remain onsite throughout the duration of our Camp For A Cause event.
This Camp For A Cause event takes place at Mission: Wolf Sanctuary located near the town of Gardner in southcentral Colorado. The drive from Denver to the retreat site is approximately four hours. Parking on site for our camp is limited and we seek to minimize our carbon footprint, thus carpooling is strongly encouraged. Driving directions and meeting location will be provided to participants upon registration.
♥ Live and camp in community for 3 days and 2 nights in a remote and forested high desert wilderness setting in the Wet Mountains of southcentral Colorado where vast meadows offer expansive views of the Sangre de Christo Mountains
♥ Morning meditation and movement
♥ Learn about wolf behavior and ecology
♥ Eco-stewardship and volunteer service project
♥ Drum circle
♥ Community fire ceremony
♥ Nature connection
♥ Stargazing and night hikes
Four organic meals are provided. These include dinner on Friday; breakfast and dinner on Saturday; and breakfast on Sunday. *Vegan and gluten-free options available. Please bring a sack lunch from home for Saturday and Sunday and snacks for your travels to and from camp. Select your option when you register.
Here’s what the weekend will look like:
Meet in Westcliffe at noon for caravan to campsite
Arrive to camp at 2pm for tour of Mission: Wolf
Late arrivals will be received Friday evening 5-7pm
Community gathering and dinner begin at sunset
Meeting location and driving directions provided with registration
Morning meditation and mindful movement
Volunteer project with Mission: Wolf
Afternoon free time
Community feast and celebration
Fire circle (pending bans)
Sunrise singing bowls
Morning meditation and movement
Closing circle at 10am
Afternoon choose your own adventures: day hike, revisit Mission: Wolf, volunteer project
What’s not included and what you need to bring:
Do bring sack lunch for yourself for Saturday and Sunday, snacks for your car ride, and your personal camping gear (rental gear available).
View our packing list
Our Camp For A Cause retreat value is $450. Our requested minimum donation is $200 per person. Please select your contribution and submit via PayPal, Venmo, or Cash Ap on our registration page. Your donation supports sustainability of Camp For A Cause Events, four meals with gluten-free and vegan options available, and a $20 membership donation in your name to the wolf sanctuary. No one turned away for financial reasons for this event. Check out other ways to give back and support our camp on our scholarship page.
Wild Heart Revival events are substance free. Use of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and mind altering substances is prohibited. We welcome you just as you are, unaltered, and in your true nature while on retreat with us.
Meet our organizer:
Melissa Reed-Eckert is founder of Wild Heart Revival and visionary for our Camp For A Cause events and Women Rising Wild transformational retreats. She is a fourth generation medicine woman and wilderness guide. She has lived closely with wild canids since childhood and has over 20 years experience as a science educator and wildlife ecologist specializing in studies of rare and endangered mammals. Melissa is a tracker, medicine weaver, and mystic with deep and intimate ties to nature. Melissa is our fire tender and Camp For A Cause event manager.