BENCHMARK Signature Events you can join

Chuck Wilson Memorial Backpack

25th Annual Chuck Wilson Memorial Backpack

October 17-20, 2019

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.

Leadership Development Workshop

Leadership Development Workshop

January 2020

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 weekend training event, next scheduled for January 2020, will stimulate spiritual growth and leadership development.

Appalachian Trail Outreach

Appalachian Trail Outreach

March 19-22, 2020 (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.

Boundary Waters

Boundary Waters Paddle and Fish

Summer 2020 – Reach out with your interest!

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

Discovery Hike

Scheduled periodically – reach out with your interest!

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.