BENCHMARK signature events for you to join


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. [More Information]


March 22-25, 2018 (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. [More Information]


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. [More Information]


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. [More Information]

Summer 2018

Boundary Waters Paddle and Fish, a BENCHMARK Signature Event, is a wilderness adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, MN (8 participants maximum). [More Information]