Wild at Heart BASIC is Wild at Heart Boot Camp led by John Eldredge and his team through video session in your local area.
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.
What to expect:
COVID-19 safety protocol will be followed; please be prepared with masks and observe social distancing. Temperatures will be taken upon arrival.
We will be stationed on the ocean/leeward side of Catalina Island at the Two Harbors campground. In October our temperatures are mild with mid to upper 70’s as the high and upper 50’s to low 60’s for the low. You should use Avalon, CA for your weather apps.
Use this link to make your boat reservations with Catalina Express https://catalinaexpress.com/schedule-fares.html please select Avalon as the port of arrival. The commute time to Avalon from Long Beach is roughly 70 minutes, you should choose a departure time no later than 9:50 AM on October 19th to ensure that you will arrive before the second leg of the trip. We suggest your return trip is scheduled for the later afternoon/evening of October 22nd. Parking at the Catalina Express Landing is $19 per day, you may consider a driving service to avoid these fees. There is also the option of flying to Catalina via helicopter, this is a shorter commute but the cost is greater, more info available at https://iexhelicopters.com/catalina-island#fly-to-catalina. From Avalon you will take the CYCLONE to Two Harbors - the fee for the CYCLONE is included with your registration cost.
* More information on meeting time and place for the departure from Avalon to Two Harbors will be provided soon.
Our cabins max occupancy will be 4 men, feel free to bring your own tent if you prefer as there will be plenty of space with beautiful views of the ocean.
There are 3 outdoor showers at the campground free of charge, additional showers are available in the village of Two Harbors which is roughly a 10 min hike from our campsite and costs $2 per 3 minutes.
Internet access will not be available during the retreat. Laptops, electronic notepads, and camera use ARE NOT permitted during the teaching sessions as it is our desire to minimize all distractions during that time. There is also no available power source for charging such devices.
Although adventure and recreation will be available, much of the time will be devoted to personal reflection on what God is revealing throughout the week.
There are activities available for an additional cost such as: snorkeling (free if you have your own equipment), disc golf (free if you have your own discs), kayaking, mountain biking (you may bring your own bike and pay the $7 transportation fee for the Catalina Express - HELMETS REQUIRED) bike rentals are available, spear fishing (you must bring your own equipment), fishing (you must have your own rod/tackle - bait is available)
Free activities that are offered: rest, ladder golf, spike ball, corn hole, horseshoes, hiking, swimming.
The emergency contact person for your loved ones while you are in Two Harbors is Andrew Hobbs, you can reach him at (727) 415-1670. Andrew is also your contact person for questions regarding the retreat. The daytime phone number for Two Harbors Visitors Center is (310) 510-4205 or (310) 510-4211.
What to bring:
casual/comfortable attire- bring clothing layers
toiletries (supplies for shower are not provided)
reusable water bottle
additional money for rental equipment, shopping
It is very dark at night with uneven ground. This is a beautiful but rustic setting, the above list is for reference but please bring any other items you feel necessary to have for these conditions.
Water, coffee and beverages are provided. Please let us know of any medical diet needs.
This event is not to be missed! Registration will cut off at 30 men, please register early! In effort to prepare appropriately for food and supplies we ask you to please register by October 12th (one week prior to the event) however we will leave registration open until October 16th for your convenience.
*A limited amount of partial or full scholarships are available as needed on a first come first served basis. Please contact Andrew to discuss your needs.