Signature Events

BENCHMARK Signature Events you can join

Leadership Development Workshop

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.

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Appalachian Trail Outreach

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.

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Chuck Wilson Memorial Backpack

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.

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Discovery Hike

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.

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Boundary Waters

Boundary Waters Paddle and Fish

Summer 2019

Boundary Waters Paddle and Fish is a wilderness adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, MN (8 participants maximum).

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