Next Gathering - March 8-12, 2018 - Oracle, Arizona

Every year members of the Wilderness Guides Council come together for 3-4 days to connect, learn from each other, and rejoice in a group of like-minded guides and community members to grow a more powerful network.

Whether you have been guiding rites of passage programs for many years or are brand new to the work, we welcome you to our circle. We welcome all - new guides, experienced guides, those offering wilderness experiences of any kind, and those who want to support our work.

Our next gathering will be held at C.O.D Ranch in Oracle, AZ.  One hour north of Tucson
and 2 hours south of Phoenix, C.O.D offers us everything we could hope for:

- Beautiful desert trails
- Desert beauty, at 4,500' elevation
- Art and attention to detail throughout
- Great indoor meeting space designed to bring folks together in community
- Delicious food
- A choice of camping sites and indoor casitas

The mission of the ranch is very much in alignment with our values, and the story behind its restoration is a story of heart. This place will hold us well. You can read all about C.O.D on their website:

Click Here to register and for payment options. There is still time to register...but not much! February 20 is the deadline to register and choose your lodging and food preferences. 

Here a just a few of the offerings you'll be able to participate in at this year's Gathering:
  • Ceremony and Fun to Welcome All on our Opening Night
  • Time on the Land
  • A Special Youth Council
  • Workshops on: Ancestral Healing and Truth-Telling, Forging a Clear Path to Becoming a Guide, Mask-Making, Early Morning Walk on Tracking the Wild Soul, and much more
  • Honoring our Collective WGC North Shield
  • Dancing
  • Fellowship with like-hearted humans
Email Netkeeper Jason Geoffrion with any questions:


May 13-18, 2019 - Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada

We are very excited to have our first North American gathering outside the US in beautiful British Columbia. More information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.