Read what the guys are saying. Read exclusive and raw comments written by 2023 Wild Adventurer participants after experiencing The Wild Adventure.
2023 Quotes from Men
The Wild Adventure ignites your heart as you adventure into the wild to fly fish and find you catch your heart.
Get away from the routine of life – enjoy the beauty of creation and companionship and find your heart!
This time was a powerful
Would you like to understand your role as a man, husband or father from God's perspective? This is the trip for you.
TWA is a premier retreat experience where you get to rediscover what's most important.
A transformative experience of community and challenge!
It is five days to unplug from the grind, and come up for air all while enjoying amazing views, good food and pondering life's big questions.
A tangible start to a transformed future. A journey to the heart of man.
The Wild Adventure is life changing and life giving. Sharpening my relationship with God with great food, and fellowship in the great outdoors. Thank you!!
A week of exploring your heart in a terrain that is equally as unique and beautiful. An explanation of true manhood with vulnerability, cigars, fries, fishing, food, tears, fellowship…everything a man needs.
In just 5-6 days, you could have the opportunity to have TGWOYL. Disconnecting from the insanity of the world, spending time outdoors in the most beautiful parts of the country and getting to fish with your future closest friends. That is the Wild Adventure.
Really felt a part of something that I've never experienced. Real situations with real people. I wish to pass this along to friends…
A week for men to rest and find peace in who God made them to be, in the company of others just like them who want more in life.
This was a great week to quiet your spirit, turn off your electronics, sit in God's nature and get in touch with your heart!
These were amazing days. Especially to find the deepest issues in my heart as a man.
My cup has been filled! The beautiful scenery, the stories told (or shared) and the incredible love shared by the staff. Oh, and I left out the delicious food!
TWA was much more than I expected. It delivered on all of the surface level expectations. Gorgeous setting, awesome fly fishing, great food. The real value was hearing of other men's battles and feeling comfortable sharing my own. The conversations were cathartic, enlightening and motivational.
Hearing that other men's struggles/challenges are the same as mine; I'm not alone.
TWA offered me and the men with a safe place to go deep with one another to discover the man God has intended me to be.
I had little idea what I was getting into but I am sure glad I came. I am leaving refreshed, renewed with new brothers and a vision for how I can be a better man, husband and father.
Without a doubt the greatest week of my life! Being surrounded by so many Godly men that are as broken as I am. Being able to share our stories and experiences was the most amazing experience I've ever been a part of. To be openly loved by so many great men was something that will have a lifelong impact in my life.
Hearing guys' stories unpacks the heart…it reminds me of my shortcomings in my life, past and present. Ultimately they remind me of a God's goodness and grace in my life. I am more thankful for my wife and walked away wanting to be a better husband to the glory of God.
The bonds created this week are deep and made of steel. I am hopeful and certain they will be lifelong.
This week has been the most spiritual, most impactful week that I have ever spent.
This week gave me the time to wrestle with the things I had avoided, and the men around me to encourage me, through the fight.
Best guy experience ever! Awakened my Christian heart!
Peel back a layer or two at TWA and become a better…husband, dad, son, friend, person and be closer to God and fish.
An opportunity to share your story with others and grow closer to God in the process.
Come find your heart, recover your heart. Where is your heart with God? What's your wound?
A place for open and honest conversation about life, friends, God and all the crap that happens along the way.
A time in your life to look within, with other men (of different temperaments, talents and convictions) to investigate your soul in a beautiful, safe and loving place.
An excellent setting and program for deep self-reflection on one's life, good and bad, the most important drivers of our lives and our important relationships and faith.
It is a time for honest self-reflection and an opportunity to share your reflections with men who want to listen and support you.
Incredible opportunity to share powerful, real conversations with other men about the big issues in life – and oh yeah, great food and fly fishing.
Don't be intimidated on discussions. You won't regret and fishing is a bonus.
Fishing and finding self in the great outdoors of Montana.
The TWA experience is like no other! Big fish, big food, big guy time.
Being here clears the mind and I've found unexpected insight into myself and other men.
Highly impactful! Discovered that I am not alone in the broken world! Loved every second!
The campfire is undefeated.
The introduction to the skill and enjoyment of flyfishing. Meeting 20 strangers that in 7 days became friends.
I discovered myself on a more intimate level! Discovered that I am not an oddball and many more men battle the same demons that I do.
This trip was an unbelievable experience. If you came to the Wild Adventure, get ready to have your life changed.
Come to a place where you will discover your true self, have God revealed and renew/begin your journey to a more fulfilled life.
A phenomenal time. Deep, healing discussions and serious spiritual growth, all in one of the most beautiful places in the world. The fishing is pretty good too!
The week at TWA has touched me deeply. It was an honor to be a part of the journey that myself and the other men took.
Initially I wasn't sure about sharing at a personal level with men I had just met. At the end of the week, I was "hooked."
I love nature, I love God and I love to grow. At The Wild Adventure, I got to experience all three of those at a level unsurpassed in my 65 years on earth. Our leader and every man in our group touched my heart deeply.
The last five days have been refreshing to my soul. I was looking to find a time of peace, it was found! Getting to know this group of men was a bonus. You can learn so much from others. TWA creates the opportunity to learn from each other.
The Wild Adventure. This was the most powerful week of my life. I formed great friendships, had amazing food and experiences, but most importantly, I found God again. I could not be more grateful for my time here as I navigate through some of the darkest times of my life.
The Wild Adventure has been one of the biggest eye-opening experiences I have ever had. Understanding and sharing life experiences with other men has been amazing! The fishing has been the best fishing I have ever done!
TWA is in my top 5 recommendations for a man in his life. Enjoy God's creation and fly fishing while beginning your journey to recover your heart and live a life of freedom, passion and adventure!
Possibly an apex moment in my spiritual growth.
If you are willing to look deep within yourself and question what may be wrong, this may be your best and last chance to find the answer.
A week that will change your heart and help you grow as a human being.
An absolutely beautiful venue for a great week of reflection. A time to grow closer to our creator and understand ourselves.
If you let it, this could truly be the greatest week of your life.
This is an excellent way to get a mental/spiritual reset. The beauty of this location is addicting, the body can relax and recharge. Top notch experience.
First class hosts and attention to detail was 2nd to none. The beauty of God's creation and fishing needs to be experienced.
The best opportunity to developing yourself in a heartful way.
Come to the Smiling Moose Lodge. Go on a safari of the heart and begin the journey of understanding who you are and what matters most in your life.
Highly recommend The Wild Adventure. I went not knowing how much I really needed TWA. It was such a life changing experience.
I left feeling as though I'd been through a "spiritual car wash." I'm happy and know my way much better now.
Unparalleled adventure of the heart – stirs the soul and invigorates the spirit.
An experience that will change your life for the better. A chance to restart, recharge and remake the rest of your life.
A great opportunity to spend time in God's amazing creation, meet some amazing men and learn about their triumphs and challenges – as well as yours too. And do some great fly-fishing.
It's 5 days of intentional care for your masculine heart.
Confused about a path forward in life? TWA will open your heart and mind to a better path forward, help you reestablish or repair your most treasured relationships.
TWA is an opportunity to step away from the house and worries of the world and your daily life and begin the greatest adventure of all…the exploration of your heart.
Go to places you have never been to before and return a better man.
The Wild Adventure is an opportunity to deepen relationship with Christ and other men and find what it is you're looking for.
Men sharing their real-life experiences is priceless, authentic and incredibly revealing and men…you will cry which is a strength.
This was a week that refocused me as a man of God. And in doing so showed me what a real man of the wild is. Adventure, fellowship, food and fun.
The quality of men was outstanding. The vulnerability offered if each story was a breath of fresh air. I was able to understand that Wild at Heart book on a different level.
This week is my favorite of the year – it allows me to have meaningful conversations that men want to have but can't find the time or ability to have in everyday life.
This week was a place to find true authentic relationship with some great men who by the end of the week became closer and more real than we may have ever in our life.
I had a fantastic time at the Wild Adventure. The conversations with other men, fishing, spending time in nature and focusing on myself were exactly what I needed.
This week brought me closer to myself – my relationship with God and opened up my heart to stand with warriors among us.
I loved that this trip was spiritual and not conventional. Through this week I learned what God has intended for me and have developed the seeds of a plan to move forward.
The week was an incredible week for me. I love the outdoors, fishing and spending time with men that are at a similar stage in life. It was an incredible time for introspection, including where I am succeeding and failing. I leave this place energized and excited to improve who I am.
An unexpectedly powerful week deep diving into questions I had never considered learning from others like me, all in the most serene environment on a world class trout stream and amazing cuisine.
Provided with spaces and places where each man can look inside their hearts to better understand themselves.
I was told that I was going on a fly-fishing trip. It was so much more.
A place to connect and go deep with friends in a beautiful setting.
We saw multiple wild bears, a wildcat and lots of beautiful nature. The setting is like the postcard of a wild adventure. I'll remember my time there for years to come.
I had an amazing time in God's creation connecting with Him and my friends.
Fulfilling the biblical requirement for fellowship, genuine fellowship, pursuing God and honest with fellow believers is how God wants us to experience as Christian men.
Come to the Wild Adventure to strip the false self-off and unload your burdens. Embrace God's creation and catch huge fish.
We are all part of a bigger story. In life, we often are so busy working, loving and leading others, we forget this story is BIGGER than us. The Wild Adventure gives space to be honest and real with God and with other men. Your story matters. You are NOT in this alone.
Attending the Wild Adventure camp provides a man the opportunity to reflect on their current life and relationships and leave with ways to improve both (and catch a few fish along the way!)
If you make the time to work on your life, separate from being "in" your life, and you show up with a heart to be vulnerable and transparent, God will bless your decision change your life!
I have never been in such a more meaningful men's retreat (and this is much more than a men's retreat in all of my hears of being a Christian.) This is the shot in the arm of the spiritual medicine I needed in my relationship with Jesus Christ. This is the second time I have had such a fire in my heart for Christ.
Thank TWA for a great opportunity to get away and consider the most important questions in a wonderful setting and supportive context!!
The stirring of men's hearts in the wild of the Rocky Mountains creates an atmosphere to contemplate the BIG questions of life. The adventure of fly fishing one of the great rivers in America will create a huge smile. The fellowship of new friends will bring great joy. JUST DO IT!
I found or found my heart again at TWA. It was a grace saturated week, and I desperately needed it. I suspect most men also need to find their hearts too.
TWA gave me the safety and strength to examine my relationship with God, the fellowship of men whose experiences supported me in my journey, and a plan to move forward with God in my life and with my family…It also taught me how to fly fish.
An amazing adventure into life with Christ and how brothers in Christ use truth, transparency and accountability to be apprentices of Jesus to pass on love and grace to others.
I would recommend this adventure to any man wishing to have his heart and mind realigned to the purpose God truly has for him on this Earth.
TWA will change your life. At 60 years old, I only wish I had this understanding of life 40 years ago! I know I'll be a better husband and man because of my shared experience with 11 other amazing brothers.
Like your fly for the trout, this week will hook your heart and soul.
This was not what I thought it would be. The fishing was wonderful, but the fellowship and discipleship was the most important and beneficial aspect of the week. It made me re-evaluate my spiritual life and opened up a new appreciation of what it means to walk with Jesus and God.