What’s so great about learning in the “great outdoors”?

At Mountain Shepherd, we believe each person, regardless of life experience, can learn to navigate the outdoors and respond to unexpected challenges. We also agree that learning outdoors, about anything, and even shifting activities typically done indoors out to a...

Time in the Wild

GEMS camp explores the connections between learning survival skills and learning to lead. by Beth JoJack ’98 If Allie Mitchem ever finds herself among the cast of TV’s Survivor, she’s certain to be in high demand as an alliance partner—even at the tender age of 13....

What’s so great about learning the “great outdoors”?

At Mountain Shepherd, we believe each person, regardless of life experience, can learn to navigate the outdoors and respond to unexpected challenges. We also agree that learning outdoors, about anything, and even shifting activities typically done indoors out to a...

Middle school girls learn survival skills, confidence at camp

Posted on The Roanoke Times: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 4:45 pm By Kylee Sapp kylee.sapp@roanoke.com 981-3435 During their last hike of the week, four middle school girls showed off their survival skills when they came across a small “crashed” plane and one of their...

Meet the GEMS creators

Dina Bennett Interests: Hiking Learning Teaching Traveling Creating new experiences Quilting (aka mastering the art of imperfection) Dogs – All but most important to my heart are Holly, Scout, Levi and Riley Music Slacklining/Unicycling – brand new and somewhat scary...