TREE OF LIFE VISION
The vision of Tree of Life is to provide outdoor Christian counseling services that will lead participants to develop a relationship of trust in God, remove barriers to spiritual progress, become free from destructive/captive ways of living, and restore an abundant, God honoring life.
HOW TREE OF LIFE GOT STARTED AND WHY IT EXISTS
Tree of Life was born in 1996 while Jim Yahne was crossing the Link River bridge in Klamath Falls, OR. He thought that he would like to once again work in the woods, cutting another load of firewood and was praying to God about this desire. Having spent many years delivering firewood for homes, Jim enjoys his credentials as ‘an old woodcutter saved by grace.’ Upon the bridge, Jim was impressed with a vision from the Lord calling him to stop dropping off dead wood that goes up in smoke. He was called to begin delivering the eternal ‘fuel’ from the Tree of Life.
They offer assessments of individual needs, intervention plans, follow up support services, retreat, and wilderness guide services for one-day, weekend, or up to 21-day wilderness expeditions. These expeditions are offered to church groups, schools, business groups, families, or custom individual adventures. They use positively challenging situations to shed light upon our destructive sin nature. From there, participants are freed from their bondage!
TLCWE is a licensed outdoor youth program in the State of Oregon, owned and operated by Christians. TLCWE is aimed at youth, adults, and families dealing with defiance, alcohol and drug use and experimentation, entitlement, issues of faith, attention disorders, behavioral issues, and other destructive family issues.
WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL WILDERNESS ADVENTURE TRIP?
During our trips, clients benefit from individual and group work as a part of a small and personal family-like unit. It all begins with a clinical assessment resulting in an individualized trip as per the clients needs. The intention is to equip each participant with resources that will give them a foundation for a bountiful life with Christ.
DURATION OF TRIPS OFFERED
They offer trips that last anywhere from 1-30 days!
EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING ELEMENTS TYPICALLY INCLUDED IN THEIR TRIPS
- Daily devotion or quiet times
- Solo experience (either a few hours or day-long solos)
- Teachable moments or trail talks along the journey
- Having participants share their testimony or life story
- Peak Climbs
- Rock climbing
- Practicing and Teaching Leave No Trace Ethics
Trips cost $900+