Week In The Wild

Tuesday, May 14 - Saturday, May 18, 2019

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A week of adventure, skill acquisition, and discovering your purpose in God

What is Week in the Wild?

During Week in the Wild you’re in for a treat!  Your week will be filled with outdoor adventure, skills training, challenges on every level, and fun!  Most importantily, the setting, training content, and atmosphere provide a unique opportunity to dive deeper in your relationship with God.

The curriculum and activities have been strategically designed to facilitate greater freedom in your life, help you grow in confidence, and gain a greater depth of healing so you can walk more fully in your God-given calling.

Who should come?

This event is open to those age 13 and older. If you want to grow in confidence in who God called you to be, learn to survive in wilderness settings, gain new outdoor skills, and grow in the knowledge of God and your identity in Him, then this event is for you.

We invite those of all ages to join, and we make every effort to accommodate those with special physical needs.  Youth (13-17) must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times.

What can I expect?

The CRI MIssion Base is a beautiful 84-acre property nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Lodging consists of dormitory-style rustic cabins with bathrooms, heat/air conditioning, etc.

You can expect to enjoy daily corporate worship mornings and evenings, classroom-style training combined with hands-on exercises, outdoor skills activities, and camaraderie with like-impassioned brothers and sisters.  These always prove to be unique, unforgettable weeks!

The practical, experiential skills instruction will be interspersed with powerful sessions designed to take you deep into the heart of God and His desire for you. We’re sure you will encounter Him and make lifelong friends as you embark on this exciting journey.

Training Topics

What You'll Learn

  • Wilderness Medical Certification
  • Wilderness Survival Skills
  • Adventure Therapy
  • Self Defense
  • Situational Awareness
  • Contemplative prayer
  • Discovering Your Original Design
  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Self-Care
  • Building Trust
  • Addressing Triggers
  • Coping Skills

Important Information

Here's Where We Answer Your Questions


Location: CRI Mission Base, Training Camp & Conference Center

Address: 2494 Camp Jaycee Road, Blue Ridge, Virginia  24064

Date:  Tuesday, May 14 – Saturday, May 18, 2019

Shuttles: CRI shuttle available for $10 each way to and from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA). Must request during registration.

Shuttle Times:

  • Tuesday, May 14 – Shuttles run from 2-5 PM from (ROA) to the camp.
  • Saturday, May 18 – Shuttles run from 4:15 AM until 12 PM from the camp to (ROA).


Price includes all meals, lodging, training fees, training manual, CRI t-shirt & background check.

  • Individual / per person – $395
  • Couples / per person – $375
  • Group Rate (5 or more) / per person – $375
  • Individual / per person (for those lodging offsite) – $295
  • Youth [13-17] / per person – $199  (Youth must be accompanied by an adult at all times.)

For those who would like to lodge offsite, you are more than welcome to do so, but we encourage trainees if at all possible, to join us at the base as there is much value in the full experience.

We will award free lifetime CRI Academy access to the Trainee who brings the largest group of new trainees to this event!

Is There Anything Else I Should Know?

The Training Team is not in need of additional Event Staff for this training. 

For questions regarding this event, please email Val at training@criout.com or simply click "Register for Week In The Wild" below for more details.

Val CooperCRI Training Director

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