During the solo part of it, I think the fasting had a lot to do with getting in touch with God and self. Also, I learned that even in the rain, you can have a good time, if you keep a good attitude. or those who haven’t done this course, I recommend that they be ready to be challenged spiritually, emotionally and physically. You have to trust in God and yourself to complete the course. I think I would do it againHe worked as one of the group leaders during the three week Discovery Wilderness experience.
He graduated from the Montreat College Outdoor Education program in 1995, and completed the Discovery Wilderness Practicum in 1994. Also, you expect them to follow up on what they have already been taught. Building Inspections hope they come out of the course with a greater awareness of how much God loves them, and wants to be part of their lives.
It is great being involved with students at critical times in their lives. Lyndsay Mayer, a rising senior who is majoring in outdoor education, took the Discovery Wilderness Practicum because she felt she had to. She is going home to Washington state to complete an internship this summer. I recommend it to anyone who needs some extra voltage in their lives. Although I understand that the course is not going to be a requirement in the future, I think it should stay one. It has impacted my life in many ways.
During the solo time, I felt like I was going to go crazy at times. Susan Wohletz, another group leader, is an enthusiastic supporter of the Discovery Wilderness Practicum. I work with other programs in other places doing the same thing. I think the Discovery Wilderness course is a very valid experience. They gain spiritual and general directions for their lives. They have opportunities to learn how to lead and how to serve. Shuman still feels a lot of fulfillment as teachers watching the students complete the challenging Discovery program.