Why Our Trips Are Important

Our trips are important in a teen’s journey to manhood because of the following outcomes:

  • Acquired outdoor skills will result in increased confidence and capability
  • “Campfire Talks” discussions about Christian masculinity help teens begin to answer important questions about manhood
  • Shared experience increases the bond between teen and mentor
  • Greater awareness and appreciation for God’s creation
Other than transportation, all costs are covered by by Of Mountains & Men.

No experience necessary for either youth or mentor to go on our trips.

Summer: Wilderness Canoeing


Teens and mentors are led on an 8-day wilderness canoeing adventure in and around Boundary Waters, Minnesota. Boundary Waters is a 1.2 million acre Wilderness Area along the U.S.-Canadian border. No man-made structures, roads, or motorized vehicles are allowed and wildlife is abundant. Some of the best fishing in the country is found here and with over 1,000 lakes connected by more than 1,500 miles of canoe routes, it truly is a canoeing paradise.

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Fall: Colorado Big Game Hunting


Teens and Mentors will experience a 4-day Big Game hunting adventure for cow elk or doe antelope. Elk and antelope hunts take place on 80,000 acres of private land leased to Tri-State Outfitters, who generously donate the tags. Base Camp includes heated wall tents with cots and electricity, hot showers/flush toilets, and hearty meals.

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Winter: Snow Adventure & Survival Skills


During this 4-day trip, you’ll experience winter adventures such as snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and constructing a snow cave at 9,960 feet. You’ll also learn survival skills and how to be comfortable doing wintertime activities.

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Past Trips

Take a look at our past trips to see the exciting adventures unfold!

2024 Elk Hunts - The two elk hunts we conducted in January, 2024 were our biggest and best hunts ever on so many levels! Continue Reading
2023 Youth Antelope Hunt - Our 2023 Big Game hunting season kicked off with our October Antelope Hunt, our best hunt yet! All 7 young… Continue Reading
2023 Wilderness Canoe Trip - OMM's Inaugural Wilderness Canoe Trip in June, 2023 was a phenomenal success! For several years our Strategic Plan has called… Continue Reading
2022 Youth Hunt - 2022 was another year of explosive growth for OMM, as we nearly doubled the number of youths served along with… Continue Reading
2021 Youth Hunt - The 2021 Youth Hunt was our biggest and best ever!  We increased from 4 youth/4 mentors in 2020 to 6… Continue Reading
2020 Fall Hunting Trip - The ministry more than doubled its number of hunters from the previous year, as 5 teens with mentors were running… Continue Reading
2019 Fall Hunting Trip - This was the ministry’s first trip and it was an outstanding success! Two youth hunters along with their mentors spent… Continue Reading