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 and licenses costs, all costs are covered by Of Mountains & Men.
Fall: Colorado Deer Hunting


Teen/Mentor teams experience a 3-day mule deer hunt in Northwest Colorado. By hunting in a State-designated Youth Area, shot opportunities and excitement are high! Base camp is located at a nearby State Park, where hot showers, heated wall tents and electricity ensure a comfortable stay. Mentors are allowed to hunt as well.

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Summer: Wilderness Canoeing

In Development

Teens and mentors are led on a 6-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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Winter: Adventure & Survival Skills

In Development

Participants can experience winter adventures such as snowmobiling, ice fishing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing and dog sledding. They’ll also learn winter survival skills such as snow cave construction, fire starting, etc. Safety is paramount and activities are adjusted for weather conditions.

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Past Trips

While our Summer and Winter trips are still in development, we’ve completed several fall deer hunting trips. Take a look at what happened on those exciting trips!

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