Other elements of the journey include: body awareness practices; poetry and storytelling; creative expression and movement; earth-based wisdom teachings; and wilderness survival and minimum impact camping skills.
Each participant comes with his or her own intentions and hopes for the Quest, for their wilderness rite of passage. Some come to mark a point of life transition, perhaps to be celebrated and supported in coming of age. Others to find their way back to what holds joy, meaning and aliveness for them. For many people the Quest is a time to open to what they are deeply yearning for in their life, a surrender to that more essential part of oneself that can only be touched or awakened by contact with what is larger, wilder and deeper than we are alone.