Alas friends, I have been saying to myself and those who would listen that I
would like to go to a camp. You know, like we did as children? While
researching for news for our forum I came accross this site and thought I would
pass this good news on to you. lillian
What is Inner Mountain?Inner Mountain Wilderness Education Center
blends the exhilaration of an outdoor education facility with the tranquility of
a wilderness retreat. Our programs encourage adult cancer survivors to immerse
themselves in the natural world, renew their trust in their bodies, rebuild
confidence and vigor, and explore new personal boundaries. Participants emerge
from our programs both invigorated and refreshed.
What is happening in 1999?Due to resource constraints, we are not offering programs for the
1999 Summer season. For information on past programs, click here. Inner
Mountain is teaming up to support an exciting fundraising effort for a cancer
support center in Alaska. See the Alaska Trek
99 page for more details.
7/1/99: Karen and Emperor are close to Fairbanks. Read about
their epic trip!
What is in Inner Mountain's future?In order to serve a larger segment
of the cancer survivor community (more survivors, as well as their partners,
families, medical team, etc) we're going to change our approach to providing
adventure programs. In the past, we ran small trips from our headquarters in Haines Alaska. At most we could serve 150 people
a year, at considerable expense given the travel involved. In the future Inner
Mountain will be more effective at pursuing its mission by acting as a
facilitator rather than an outfitter.
We are currently assembling a network of outfitters who are interested in
offering programs geared for cancer survivors. We'll facilitate connections
between these outfitters and folks in the cancer community who would like to
experience the healing power of time spent in the natural world. By offering
programs in all parts of the country of varying lengths and at a range of costs,
Inner Mountain will reach many more people.
If you or your organization would like to be part of this network, or have
ideas or comments to share, click here.
We'd love to hear from you and we'll stay in touch as we progress.
Is there anyone out there offering programs this year?You might try
contacting the following organizations, or else contact any adventure outfitter
and ask about putting together a trip for cancer survivors. Feel free to use our programs as
a model for your trip.
Please note that we have no personal experience with the following
organizations therefore cannot endorse them, but here's what our research has