Free Connection Points
build community. learn soul care skills. get outside.
What are connection points and contemplative hiking?
Connection points are chances to get together with other people who love the outdoors and share the desire to live and love out of their true and whole self.
Contemplative hiking and adventures are about using your whole person; body, heart, mind, and spirit, to personally experience something special, something more than we are normally aware of noticing or capable of feeling.
Additionally, connection points are a great chance to get introduced to fun and meaningful mindfulness practices for the outdoors, as well as learn a form of Christian meditation called Centering Prayer.
Finally, participants do NOT have to be Christian, or have a faith of any kind, and trying out the mindful hiking practices and Christian meditation called Centering Prayer are completely voluntary.
Who’s it for?
At the simplest, these are for hikers, or people who might want to get into hiking!
More specifically, these connection points are for those who might consider themselves…
- skeptical or curious about Christian spirituality,
- a practicing Christian who wants to go deeper,
- someone spiritual but not religious,
- anyone ex-religious, agnostic, or atheist, or
- anyone who feels disillusionment or disdain for organized religion and church.
We all belong, and all are welcome!
Bottom line, anyone who wants to connect to themselves and/or the Divine in and through the outdoors is going to have a great time.
2022 Hiking Dates (Sunday Afternoons)
Assuming the dogs are friendly, of course.
Contemplative Camping Nights
All are welcome!
Like the contemplative hiking adventures…but camping!
Dog friendly, as long as the dogs are friendly and can remain under control to minimize distraction.
At a glance…
5pm Fri. – 11am Sun.
Feel free to arrive early, but we’ll aim for being set up in time to cook dinner and eat together!
Bring your own gear (and food and water)! We have some spares and rental kits for those just getting into camping.
In the 36 hours, we’ll cook, eat, chat, and do some simple mindfulness activities and meditation practice, all with freedom to hang around the group space(s) or do your own thing.
2022 Contemplative Camping Dates (Friday to Sunday)
|Fri-Sun, 7/29 – 7/31
Olympic National Forest Dispersed Camping
|Sat-Sun, 7/10 – 7/11
|Pingree Park Dispersed Camping