November 13 – December 4 are the dates for our upcoming trip. Check out the website and give us a call for more information! Below is a statement from a student who participated in a trip earlier this year.
To whom it may concern,
This leter is hard for me to write, because I find it difficult to put into words everything I gout out of my time with the Blackwater Outdoor Experience. Upon the beginning of our trip, I was confused as to where my life was headed, and short on hope. I learned many lessons I will hopefully never be able to forget. I would say the biggest lessons I learned were one, to have confidence in myself, and two to keep hope for not only myself, but for the world in general.
The counselor and rail guide were two people that I grew to respect immensely. Through my constantly growing respect for the eladers, I was able to confide some of my most intimate troubles and secrets. I will admit before beginning the trip I had concerns as to what it would be like to be separated from civilization with five total strangers. Fortunately, it not only led to me gaining not only give of the best friends I’ve ever had, but five amazing confidants. Being separated from the distractions of day to day life is a true gift because it enables one to appreciate the simple beauty of life and all it has to offer. I would highly advice any of my own friends to take this trip, because I think anyone could benefit from the experience, no matter what their persoanl circumstances are. In my final thoughts I would like to share a personal favorite quote, “Remember, it takes heat and pressure to turn carbon into diamonds. The pressure of challenges is what shapes and forms us.” – Melody Beattie. Good luck.