Wilderness Trails motto is ‘Reaching out with God’s love to youth’ in Southern Oregon through camping and other outdoor adventures.
It all began in 1967 by a Southern Oregon minister named Earl Best who had a heart for children in difficult situations and who may have never experienced the love of Christ. What better place to show and experience God’s awesomeness than through his creation? The children that come to Wilderness Trails are referred through the Oregon Department of Human Service Child Welfare Department, Juvenile Department, and other private agencies.
Teepees, cabins, bigger cabins, acres of land to explore, what more could a camp like Wilderness Trails want or need for its young visitors? Any kid would tell you — a swimming hole! So in 1982,with the help of friends from the John Knox Presbyterian church, a spillway was built giving Wilderness Trails a swimming and boating pond. It’s the main attraction for many camps today.
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