Camp For A Cause with Mission: Wolf in Colorado

Camp For A Cause
Wolves and Wilderness Community Experience
with Wild Heart Revival
Mission: Wolf
Gardner, Colorado
July 17-19, 2020
Additional dates TBA
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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 for 2020. 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, summer 2020.

Date and Time:
July 17-19, 2020.
Additional event dates TBA.
Arrive to our campsite at the sanctuary on Friday afternoon anytime 2-7pm or Saturday morning by 8am. 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.

Location:
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.

Activities:
♥ 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

Meals:
You may bring and prepare your own food in camp on personal equipment or preorder 4 organic meals. 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.

Accommodations:
Tent camping

Here’s what the weekend will look like:

Friday:
Arrive to camp at 2pm for tour of Mission: Wolf
Late arrivals will be received Friday evening 5-7pm and Saturday morning at 8am
Community gathering and dinner begin at sunset
Meeting location and driving directions provided with registration

Saturday:
Morning meditation and mindful movement
Community breakfast
Volunteer project with Mission: Wolf
Afternoon free time
Community feast and celebration
Fire circle

Sunday:
Sunrise singing bowls
Morning meditation and movement
Community breakfast
Closing circle at 10am
Break camp
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

Donation:
Our Camp For A Cause retreat value is $350. Our requested minimum donation is $80 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.
 
Inclusivity Statement:
This event is for anyone agreeing to co-create a safe and loving space and experience for all people and all beings.
 
Individuals with mobility limitations are invited to contact us directly to discuss accessibility at the retreat location.
 

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.

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Camp For A Cause, Moab

Camp For A Cause
Moab, Utah

Camp For A Cause
donation-based, family-friendly desert retreat
Boost your well-being and give back,
Your Moab adventures await!
Autumn Event
November 6 – 8, 2020
Spring Event
April 9 – 11, 2021
in Moab, Utah

This event is entirely donation-based. Our pricing includes a base fee to cover our most basic expenses and your additional donation helps to ensure that these organized events remain sustainable for our community and facilitators long-term. If our minimum requested donation is beyond reach for you, message us to inquire about a work-trade exchange. Just like any event with Wild Heart Revival you can expect engaging facilitation, beautiful meals, adventure, and meaning-making experiences to nourish the body, mind, and soul.

Here’s what our Moab weekend will look like:

Friday:
Choose Your Own Adventure:
   ♥ Paddle the Colorado River – beginners welcome
   ♥ Hike Arches National Park – no prior hiking experience required
   ♥ Or Explore Downtown Moab
Arrive to camp Friday after 3pm or before 9am Saturday morning
Community gathering and dinner begin at sunset
Meeting locations and driving directions to camp provided to registered participants
 
Saturday:
Morning yoga and meditation – all levels
Community breakfast
Eco-stewardship service project with BLM and/or Arches National Park. Entry fees waived for volunteers.
Afternoon free time for adventure or relaxation
Community feast celebration at sunset
Fire circle and drumming
 
Sunday:
Sunrise singing bowls and morning meditation – beginners welcome
Community breakfast
Break camp
Closing circle and community farewell 10am
Day hike or mountain biking
 
What’s included:
Dinner Friday and Saturday
Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
Camping fees
Daily yoga/mindful movement and meditation
Sound journeys
and more…
 
What’s not included and what you need to bring:
Optional: National Park Day Pass $30 per vehicle
Optional: Kayak or SUP Rental $75 per adult, $65 per child
Lunches for yourself
Your personal camping gear (rental gear available upon request)
View our packing list
 
Inclusivity Statement:
This event is for anyone agreeing to co-create a safe and loving space and experience for all people, the land, and all beings. Read more…
Individuals with mobility limitations are invited to contact us directly to discuss accessibility at our event locations.
Wild Heart Revival events are substance free. Use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, 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 host:
Camp For A Cause events are hosted by Melissa Lynn Reed and Wild Heart Revival. Our facilitators have more than 20 combined years of experience in wilderness guiding and collectively embody a diverse array of wisdom and skills in ecology and applied conservation; science education; outdoor skills; eco-stewardship; mindful movement and meditation; rites of passage; and nature-based healing modalities. We have led more than 300 outdoor workshops and retreats for over 2000 participants.
 
Personal Investment:
Retreat value for our Camp For A Cause weekend is $360
Our requested minimum donation is $200 per person
Deposit required
Work-trade scholarships may be available. View applications here
 
Ready to Register?
Review our Registration Agreement and COVID-19 safety guidelines
Follow the link below to submit your registration request and $80 deposit

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Moab, Utah

One Wild Heart Retreat with Wolves

One Wild Heart
3 day WOLVES and WILDERNESS community experience
  noon Friday, September 20 to
2pm on Sunday, September 22, 2019
at Mission: Wolf Sanctuary, Colorado


Description:
This intergenerational Wolves and Wilderness Experience is a weekend community camping retreat on the Autumn Equinox to ignite and nourish your heart of compassion. During our time together at Mission: Wolf Sanctuary in the Wet Mountains of southcentral Colorado we live as a pack, cultivating conscious reciprocity with each other, the wolves, sanctuary staff, and our wilderness home. At One Wild Heart we celebrate and share the medicine of our belonging.

Date and Time: Arrive to Westcliffe, CO at noon on Friday, September 20, 2019 for caravan to Mission: Wolf. Our time together concludes at 2pm on Sunday, September 22, 2019. We will remain onsite throughout the duration of the retreat.

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One Wild Heart takes place on wildlands near Mission: Wolf Sanctuary located near the town of Westcliffe in southcentral Colorado. The drive from Denver to the retreat site is approximately four hours. Denver International Airport is our closest major airport. Parking on site for our retreat is limited and we seek to minimize our carbon footprint so carpooling is strongly encouraged. Driving directions and meeting location will be provided to participants upon registration.

Activities:
Live and camp for 3 days and 2 nights in a remote and wild setting with others experienced and inexperienced with camping
Experience embodied contact with wolves supported and supervised by sanctuary staff
Dream walks and moving meditation
Solo time for inner journey work or personal restoration
Eco-stewardship
Drum circle and soul sounding
Unifying sacred fire ceremony
Prayer, dance, and ritual to awaken compassion, connection, and drive
Wolf ecology, wildlife tracking, and deep listening
Howl with wolves

Stargazing and night hikes

Meals: 6 Organic Meals. *Vegan and gluten-free options available.

Accommodations: Tent Camping

Outdoor Equipment Checklist and Gear Rental Form

Price:
$450 per person. Event price includes six meals with gluten-free and vegan options available and a $40 membership donation to the wolf sanctuary.
Ways to Save:
♥ $350 per person. Save $100 with Early Bird Registration. This discount ends May 28, 2019.
Discount code: Early Bird
♥ $400 per person. Details: Register to volunteer at a community service event near you prior to our event, let us know about the project you chose, and save $50 on registration. Discount code: Volunteer
♥ Bring-a-friend and you each save $50. Bring two friends and save $100.
Partial work-trade scholarships may be available upon request.
Discounts may not be combined.

One Wild Heart Guides: Our Wild Heart Revival facilitators have more than 30 combined years of experience in wilderness guiding and collectively embody a diverse array of wisdom and skills in nature-based therapies; spiritual mentoring; ecology and applied conservation work; wilderness survival; yoga and meditation; subtle body dynamics; wildlife tracking; and deep listening.

BlessingMelissa Reed-Eckert is founder of Wild Heart Revival and the visionary for both One Wild Heart and Women Rising Wild transformational retreats with wolves. She is a fourth generation healer and wilderness guide. She has lived closely with wild canids since childhood and has over 20 years experience as a wildlife biologist specializing in studies of rare and endangered mammals. Melissa is a seasoned tracker, medicine weaver, ritualist, and mystic with deep and intimate ties to nature. Melissa is our fire tender and wild nature spirit guide at One Wild Heart.

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Mission: Wolf and One Wild Heart wolf ambassadors: The 200 acre – and growing – Mission: Wolf sanctuary was created in 1986 and is currently home to thirty-four rescued wolves and wolf hybrids including two gregarious senior ambassador wolves and three new wolf pups. Each animal at Mission: Wolf embodies a unique character and quality of medicine derived from it’s inspiring life journey. For those who are ready and receptive, these animals have much to teach. Learn more about Mission: Wolf and find out how you can help captive and wild wolves. 

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Next Steps:

View our Inclusivity Statement and Registration Agreement

Submit your $150 Deposit and Pay Your Balance due in full by August 30, 2019, via the Cash App, PayPal, or Venmo. Click logo or scan to make payments.

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One Wild Earth Fall Retreat with Wolves

One Wild Earth, 2018
a Weekend Community Gathering with Wolves
6pm Friday, September 21 to
noon on Sunday, September 23, 2018
at Mission: Wolf Sanctuary, Colorado

Description: This Wolves and Wilderness Experience is a weekend community camping retreat to ignite the heart of compassion. One Wild Earth takes place at Mission: Wolf Sanctuary in the Wet Mountains of southcentral Colorado on the Autumn Equinox. At One Wild Earth we will focus on team building and interpersonal relating with each other and the more-than-human world. We will utilize medicine walks, ritual, and facilitated interactions with wolves to remember our gifts and our place of this world. Through nature connection and intimate experience of community we will embody the medicine of our belonging. Our circle of connection will expand through the weekend to include the wolves, the land, and wolf sanctuary staff as we work shoulder to shoulder, hip to hip, in a sanctuary improvement project. We will explore how our experiences of reciprocity, compassion, and individuality within pack can elevate joy within our lives when we return to our families and home communities.

Date and Time: Arrive to Mission: Wolf between 4 and 6 pm on Friday, September 21, 2018. Our time together concludes at noon on Sunday, September 23, 2018. We will remain onsite throughout the duration of the retreat.

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One Wild Earth takes place on wildlands near Mission: Wolf Sanctuary located near the town of Westcliffe in southcentral Colorado. The drive from Denver to the retreat site is approximately four hours. Denver International Airport is our closest major airport. Parking on site for our retreat is limited and we want to minimize our carbon footprint so carpooling is strongly encouraged. Specific details and driving directions will be provided to participants after registering for the event.

Activities:
♦ Live and camp for 2 days and 2 nights in a remote and wild setting with others experienced and inexperienced with camping
♦ Experience embodied contact with wolves supported and supervised by sanctuary staff
♦ Deepen relationship with the more-than human world for inspired living
♦ Nature Walks
♦ Solo time for inner journey work or personal restoration
♦ Nature Medicine Meditations to nurture the whole body-mind being
♦ Eco-service learning
♦ Unifying Sacred Fire Ceremony
♦ Stargazing and night hikes

Meals: 6 Organic Meals. *Vegan and gluten-free options available.

Accommodations: Tent Camping

Outdoor Equipment Checklist and Gear Rental Form

Price: $360 per person. Event price includes 6 meals with gluten-free and vegan options available and a $25 membership donation to the wolf sanctuary.
Ways to Save:
♥ $310 per person when you register with a friend
♥ $280 per person when you register with 2 friends
♥ Partial work-trade scholarships available upon request

One Wild Earth Guides: Melissa Lynn Reed and Kelly Cooper have more than 30 combined years of experience in wilderness guiding and collectively embody a diverse array of wisdom and skills in nature-based therapies; ecology and applied conservation; wilderness survival; yoga, dance, and meditation; subtle body dynamics; wildlife tracking; tantra; rewilding ritual, and wild listening. Learn more about our guides.
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Next Steps:

View our Inclusivity Statement and Registration Agreement

Submit your $100 Deposit and Pay Your Balance due in full by September 1, 2018, via the Cash App, PayPal, or Venmo:

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Wild Christmas

Community Christmas Walk, 2017

Awaken Wild Spirit this Christmas Day as we hike 4 miles roundtrip and touch a Flatiron. 12:30-2:30pm. Shanahan Ridge. Dress in layers. Be prepared for snow on the ground. Bring a warm beverage for yourself and bite-sized morsels to share. RSVP here.

Street side parking, RTD access, and Trailhead access near 1903 Lehigh St. Map and directions here.

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Darkest Night Wild Woman Hike

Free Event
Darkest Night Wild Woman Hike
December 17, 2017 4-6pm
Boulder, CO

This Sunday is our darkest, longest night of the year. We will gather in the evening to observe the sun and dark moon set together in the west then walk into the north for a gentle 2.7 mile hike among coyotes, mice, and owls and watch the stars come alive to our senses. In the safety of our group container and facilitation on this auspicious night we will provoke experience and awareness of a greater depth of being and universal consciousness on the plains. Meet at Boulder Valley Ranch Trailhead. Please dress warmly!

This hike is led by Melissa Reed, wilderness guide and mentor at Wild Heart Revival and visionary at Women Rising Wild.

On this Wild Woman hike we welcome people of all genders with special care and attention to the feminine aspects within us all.

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Fall in lOve with Raptors

Boulder Valley is home to an exceptionally high number of nesting and wintering raptors.

Schedule a viewing tour or private medicine walk with Wild Heart Revival at wildheartrevival.com/connect

In celebration and support of Colorado Gives we continue to offer a 20% discount on all of our services and events booked in December when you make a charitable donation to Boulder County Audubon Society, Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, or other nonprofit organization working to elevate the wellbeing of people, animals, and wilderness.

The young hawk in this footage was viewed in our foothills the week of November 27 and the audio recording was made in July 2017.

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Giving Tuesday

Wild Heart Revival thanks you for your charitable donations to local nonprofits supporting people, animals, and wilderness.

Give to Rocky Mountain Wild or Mission: Wolf and receive 20% off on all of our offerings. Offer valid through December, 2017.

Schedule a free introductory nature-connected life empowerment coaching session now.
Preregister for Women Rising Wild.

Walk in the Spirit of Wolves

Free Events
Saturday, December 9, 2017
&
Saturday, January 6, 2018

10:30-12:30pm
Chautauqua Park, Boulder, Colorado
*Registration Required

Feel into our fundamental nature and evolutionary kinship with wild bushytails as we walk Kohler and Enchanted Mesas and explore both myth and ecology of wolf and other wild canid species found in Colorado.

Meet at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage. Map and directions available here.

This free hike is offered by Melissa Reed, wildlife ecologist and wilderness guide with Wild Heart Revival. Melissa has more than 20 years experience as a wildlife ecologist and has lived closely with wild canids since childhood. This past Labor Day Melissa hosted a transformational rewilding retreat for women with wolves at Mission: Wolf wolf sanctuary in southcentral Colorado. Registration for Women Rising Wild, 2018, is now open. View the photo gallery from the 2017 event.

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Vision Walks

Spring 2018

Vision Walks
April 1,14,29 & May 12
9am-noon
Boulder County Locations
Registration Required
Suggested Donation: $30

Access clarity and direction on Vision Walks this spring with Melissa Esha Lynn & Wild Heart Revival. Activate expanded states of multisensory awarenesses through nature-connection activities. And awaken a life ignited by an embodied faith in your own capacity to know yourself and the world. Register for any or all Spring Vision Walks to reserve your space.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of our event and allow a minimum of 20 minutes for solo integration time prior to your next activity of the day.

Dress in layers. Carry micro-spikes or similar traction aid for icy conditions on trails, water, and a light snack. And bring a light weight, water resistant, insulated seat for sitting comfortably on cold, wet surfaces. A small piece of tarp, extra sweater, or old rain jacket work well for this.

Location details provided to participants after registration.

Suggested Donation: $30/event or $80 for all four walks.
No one turned away for financial reasons.

Spring Vision Walks 2018

Fall 2017

Vision Walks
October 18,25 and November 1,8,15
12-1:30pm
Chautauqua, Boulder, Colorado

Access clarity and direction with Vision Walks at Chautauqua in Boulder, CO every Wednesday this fall at noon. Dates: October 18,25 and November 1,8,15. Enter into an open receptivity with nature on this easy 90 minute hike and gain insight on personal explorations. Continue on with your day after our walk or stay and discuss your visions at a cafe nearby with friends. We will begin our walk from the porch of the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage. View map and directions here. And register here.

Centering Hikes

2018 Dates TBD.

Fall 2017

Centering Hikes
October 19,26 and November 2,9,16
8:20am
Mount Sanitas, Boulder, Colorado

 

Reclaim your center and reconnect with nature this fall among friends at Mount Sanitas in Boulder, CO Thursday mornings at 8:20am. Dates: October 19,26 and November 2,9,16. Our 1 hour centering hikes will include vigorous walking on steep terrain and trailside meditation. We will close our circle each morning with grounding and spiritually uplifting affirmations. We will meet at the Sanitas Valley Trail picnic shelter on the north side of Mapleton Ave/Sunshine Canyon, west of 4th Street. Parking is available along the street and at the Centennial Trailhead. View map and directions here. And register here.