What is the Joshua Trek?

Enjoy quality time with your father/son on this wilderness adventure trip in the wilds of Pennsylvania. Hike a 15 mile section of the West Rim Trail, along the scenic Pine Creek Gorge (“PA’s Grand Canyon”). Immersed in God’s creation, evenings by the campfire, times of fellowship, and father/son devotions will encourage you to grow closer to God and as father/son.

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An example of campsites with tents where Joshua Trek campers would stay.

Where You Will Stay

Backcountry camping in tents.

Joshua Trek hikers pictured with their backpacks.

What To Bring

We provide: Trained leadership, backpack, tent, food, cooking & water filtration gear, transportation to/from trail from RMBC, first aid.

You provide: Water bottle, sleeping bag, hiking boots, personal items – a detailed list will accompany trip confirmation. Personal backpacks and tents must be approved prior to the trip.

I really appreciated the space in the program for building relationships. Not only were there the “formal” group times after each session, but the schedule was open enough that there was time for the “informal” time to hang out that builds such incredible connections with students and leaders.

David Wyman

Student Ministry Director (Clarks Summit, PA)


Paper Registration Form [PDF]

Print and complete a paper form or register online.

Medical & Consent Form [PDF]

A parent or guardian must complete this form.

Sample Confirmation Form [PDF]

This is what you will receive upon registration.

Packing List [PDF]

What to bring (and not to bring) to camp.

Sample Schedule

View a typical schedule for Joshua Trek.

Joshua Trek Fees & Notes

  • $ 218 per father/son pair ($109 per person).
  • The Joshua Trek is not strictly for biological fathers and sons. You can be a legal father, a spiritual father, or a mentor.
  • Previous backpacking experience is not necessary to attend this trip, but you must be in good health and understand that adventure activities of this nature are physically demanding.