Our Vision and Mission
The Wilderness Guides Council vision holds that wilderness has great healing and inspirational qualities. The Council embraces this vision in promoting the health of wilderness ecosystems and their spiritual values as places where modern vision questing* and rites of passage may take place.
The Wilderness Guides Council is committed to reintroducing meaningful rites of passage to modern culture and thereby helping to create and maintain a sustainable society.
Our objectives are:
*Please note that most of the guides who belong to the WGC are trained professionals in leading modern wilderness-based rites of passage, also sometimes referred to as vision quest or vision fast. Few of our members are of First Nations heritage and most of us do not lead a traditional First Nations ceremony that may also use the name "vision quest". Many of us continue to use vision quest to describe our progams, and many of us have trained with First Nations teachers. We do not claim to be First Nations, nor are we (as an organization) affiliated with or endorsed by any First Nations tribes or communities. It is our intent to provide spiritually-based initiatory experiences that are cross-cultural and that are not affiliated with or dependent on any religion or culture.