This year, instead of giving something that will be used up or easily forgotten, give a gift that will be anticipated for several months, one that will create memories that will last a lifetime. A gift that will be experienced by engaging all the senses in the natural world. An adventure in a beautiful setting.
The gift certificate is good for the project of their choice, with 50 to choose from from Minnesota to New Hampshire, West Virginia to Montana, Vermont to Alaska, Hawaii to Arizona. They’ll be able to look over the projects, decide which is best for them, and send in their application. Over the next months, they’ll get ready for the project by working on being in shape and collecting their gear. When the project starts, they’ll meet some great people and work together on a project, share meals and soak up the majesty of America’s public lands. They’ll return home with pictures and stories to be shared and remembered for a lifetime.
Joseph Campbell, the mythologist and chronicler of how stories bring meaning to life, wrote, “I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” “The Power of Myth“, Anchor Press, 1991.
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We wish you a wonderful holiday and adventurous New Year!