Wild at Heart BASIC
August 17, 2023 to August 20, 2023
Lakewood, WI United States
Hosted by Chad Hendricks

What is BASIC?

Wild at Heart BASIC is Wild at Heart Boot Camp led by John Eldredge and his team through video session in your local area.

Why do I need BASIC?

A man needs a deeper understanding of his masculine heart—and why God made him just like that. What if those deep desires in our hearts are telling us the truth, revealing to us the lives we were meant to live? A man must know he is powerful; he must know he has what it takes. The way we handle the heart is everything. Basic 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.


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Additional Information for this BASIC


Our location is an old 80 acre family farm in Lakewood, WI. This land is surrounded by the Nicolet National Forest. We will be camping outside with no running water or electricity. It will be an amazing experience of unplugging from the modern world.

Start Time:

Noon to 6pm is your time to set up camp. Dinner will start at 6pm on Thursday with our first session following.

What Should I bring:

Bring a notebook/journal and pens. Camping gear. If you need something, just ask.

Watch with an alarm. Because you don't want to be looking at your phone.


Bring your own tents, campers and gear. If you don't own any of these items, please let me know and we will find what you need.

Registration Fee: $25 and $125 more for the food plan.

The fees for this event is to help pay for fresh water, gasoline for the generator, snacks, toilet paper, etc.

There is an option to buy the meal plan option. We will be having a local restaurant cater to us.


Closest airport is Austin Straubel in Green Bay, WI. (1.5 hours drive to Lakewood)

General Mitchell in Milwaukee, WI (3 hr 15 min drive to Lakewood)

Other Activities:

There is free time each day. Currently, we will be offering map and compass (orienteering) training and archery training as added activities.


You can bring your own food, but you can also purchase food with the group. If you bring food, plan on keeping preparation time to a minimum. (I recommend bringing some snacks and letting the food prep to the professionals.) Food orders will be collected before the event via email and payment will be made when you register. The menu for this trip is below.

Total Food Costs: $105.00 plus $20 for tip

Breakfast @ $10 each (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)1. Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Tator tots, English muffin, Danish2. Ham & Egg on an English muffin, hashbrowns, yogurt, mixed fruit3. Pancakes & Syrup, sausage links, American fries, apple,

Lunch @ $10 each (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)1. Chicken Bacon Wrap, granola bar, chips2. sub sandwich, cookie, chips3. Burger with potato wedges

Dinner @ $15 each (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)1. 3 piece Broasted chicken, mashed potatoes, dressing, Green Beans, Pasta Salad2. 1/2 Rack BBQ ribs, baked potato, dinner roll, side salad3. Fish Fry (Friday) Breaded Alaskan Pollack , baby reds, coleslaw, rye bread

WAH BASIC - Lakewood, WI, US | Chad Hendricks