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Our Trips

Texas & Oklahoma Weekend Trips

Does your youth or small group need a little fresh air as well as a fresh perspective on what it means to trust each other and God?

Colorado Summer Camps

Spend each day rappelling down cliffs, whitewater rafting, hiking through mountain meadows and participating in group building activities.


The mission of Compass Wilderness is to proclaim and demonstrate the message of Christ through experiential education in the outdoors. Our goal is parallel adventure activities such as rock climbing, rappelling, river rafting, hiking and camping in an applicable way to ones daily walk with Christ.


About Us

We are non-profit

Compass is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is governed by a Board of Directors who are dedicated to fulfilling the vision of Compass Wilderness. Our staff is the heartbeat of our ministry. They allow groups to safely participate in rock climbing, rappelling, rafting, hiking and camping while teaching about Christ through the activities.

Creation Shows God

We believe that all creation shouts God’s praise.  Spending time surrounded by nature directs hearts and minds towards God.  We use what God has provided to guide people toward Him.


“Compass Wilderness was an incredible experience for our youth. Compass Wilderness helped our students draw lasting biblical application from our daily adventure experiences. Our students walked away encouraged and equipped to seek the real adventures found in Christ.”

Jason Miller – Geyer Springs FBC

Our Team

Founded by Lance Giles, Compass Wilderness has been ministering to students through outdoor exploration since 1997. Between the several decades of combined experience in outdoor safety and leadership and the annual continued education, the staff is highly qualified and excited to lead your next big adventure. Let them take care of the logistics, gear, curriculum, and daily activities while you enjoy God’s creation!IMG_2142

“Compass Wilderness provided a professional experience in a Godly hands on opportunity for me and my students! Great job!”

Kimberly Wirt – FBC Hurst

Quit Trying So Hard

“You’ve got ten seconds to get off this thing.” I told myself as I stepped over the railing while trying to act like this was no big deal. Somehow this summer I got wrapped up in another staff member’s summer goals. Jake Kornegay wanted to do the ABC’s of Durango, which meant he was planning […]

Why Come to Colorado?

We get it. Colorado is far away. It would take you fifteen hours to get your whole group to Durango. And then you have to get BACK home! Your kids don’t like the idea of camping out and hiking. You would be so far away from WIFI. Wait, is that even a real excuse? We […]

We Believe

We believe that when the body is challenged and the mind is tested, the spirit is encouraged and growth occurs.  Rock climbing, rappelling, rafting, hiking, backpacking, mountaineering and camping offer the opportunity to push beyond fear and into self realization.  When we try something daring and succeed, we grow.

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