Walkabout is a Christian discipleship gap year lasting nine months. Our program exists to facilitate the spiritual growth of students age 18-24. During Walkabout, students will go on nine adventure trips to various wilderness locations like the Pecos River, Big Bend National Park, and the Canyonlands in Utah. On these trips, students have the opportunity to go backpacking, rock climbing, canyoneering, kayaking, mountain biking, etc….
Students in the Walkabout program will work at Camp Eagle or Glorieta Camps, running activities for and serving thousands of people that come out during the retreats season. Some of these activities include rock climbing, zip lining, rappelling, archery tag, and drift trikes. Throughout the year, students engage in classes on and about the Christian faith. Moving from ways to interpret the Bible to specific topics of the Bible; these classes are meant to help students take ownership of their faith and apply that to their daily lives. There is an option to earn up to 15 hours of college credit through Colorado Christian University. All of the programing during a year of Walkabout is geared towards discipleship. Students are paired with a dedicated full time staff member who assist the students throughout the program.
Our location in Glorieta, New Mexico also offers a semester-long guide training course. The Guide Semester addresses the three major things employers look for when looking to hire: personal experience, formal training, and certifications. We provide all three throughout the length of our semesters to give participants a solid foundation. The outdoor industry is an environment of continued education and ongoing skill refinement; it is important to continue developing one’s personal skills and pursue further education. This is where you start.