BENCHMARK Signature Events you can join
Leadership Development Workshop
January 12-13, 2018
This is an open invitation to benefit you, your staff and/or key volunteers through their active participation in BENCHMARK’s Leadership Development Workshop. This annual weekend training event scheduled for January 2018, will stimulate spiritual growth and leadership development.
Appalachian Trail Outreach
March 21-24, 2019 (Thursday-Sunday)
During the spring each year an average of 15 people per day begin the 2180 mile, 6-month journey, to hike the Appalachian Trail. Beginning at Springer Mountain in north Georgia and ending in Maine, 15% of those who start quit their first week or in the first 30 miles.
24th Annual Chuck Wilson Memorial Backpack
October 4-7, 2018
This hike may ‘kick your butt’ with big miles over multiple days creating even bigger memories. This monumental Appalachian Trail trip makes a monumental impact by raising funds for BENCHMARK’s Chaplains Partnership Initiative, which encourages Chaplains and serves Soldiers. You will make memories that you won’t soon forget.
Postponed till November 2018
The Discovery Hike serves as the BENCHMARK model for our entry-level backpacking experience geared to teach backcountry skills including the 10 Essentials and backcountry ethics. This trip will cover about 6-8 miles per day and is geared to provide a moderate physical conditioning goal with human mobility implications.