We’re wrapping up our Course Spotlight Series with a spotlight on our Custom Experiences. From school retreats to leadership training to family reunions to custom outdoor adventures, Mountain Shepherd is ready to host your group. We can provide programming and meals for up to 100 people, and have comfortable indoor lodging for 60 (for those looking for an overnight experience). We have half-day, full-day, and multi-day programming options. Keep reading for more information on all we have to offer!

With our Design Your Own Course option, we have lots of choices for serving your group. We can create custom adventures both on and off our property. From survival skills to scavenger hunts to forest bathing on-campus to kayaking, climbing, and stand-up paddle boarding off-campus, we have something for everyone. For ideas on what our day-long offerings we can provide your group, check our Day Pack Course page. Additionally, we love backpacking and hiking. If your group wants a custom course, don’t hesitate to reach out to talk about options! 

Ready to elevate your next company retreat or help your group function more cohesively? Our Leadership and Team-Building courses are designed to help your group interact better together. We’ve got the event space and the programming to help your group bond over a shared retreat experience. Let Mountain Shepherd’s world-class instructors take you on a safari through wilderness & business survival. Whether you’re in a company, a school or even just a group of friends, you will learn the skills to handle the curves life & business throw at you. The 100 acre private reserve in Catawba, Virginia, offers the perfect environment for team-building exercises & improving leadership skills.

We love youth and school groups! Our Experiential Education programs can help your students learn about wilderness survival, the natural world, backpacking, or even help your students get field experience in science and ecology. We can do programming throughout the school year and focus on leadership development and lesson integration, with of course, lots of fun mixed in!

Our custom experiences can include private events like family reunions and weddings, so let us help you plan your perfect event. Whether you want to utilize our facilities, or you want help with designing a custom retreat, we’re here for you. We can provide customized programming to make any event memorable. Check out our new Events and Lodging page, where you can learn more about hosting your special event. 

Ready for adventure? We got you! Contact us for pricing and options, or better yet, come visit, and see what we have to offer.