Nestled between green mountains and raging white waters lies Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. It is a city soaked in history that spans America’s 200 plus years. Travelers can now find peace and rejuvenation in a land that was once a pivotal location in U.S. History during the Civil War.
Wonder Voyage takes you to the center of nature as you seek to meet God face-to-face through His majestic creation. You will spend a week communing with locals and connecting to your roots through mission work as you hear and learn from stories of the past. Travel to Harpers Ferry to restore your mind, body, and soul through contemplation and servitude and pilgrimage.
- Make some alone time for prayer in the solitude of the outdoors.
- Meet God face-to-face through people, nature, and history.
- Partake in the sanctity of communion with a historic church.
- Spend a week living in a cabin in the woods.
- Hike along magnificent mountain trails.
- View 19th century architecture as you explore the local town.
- Serve those battling homelessness.
- Help keep the State Park unsoiled by helping clean the trails.
- Listen to stories told by locals of their history intertwined with slavery and Westward Expansion.
Every Wonder Voyage itinerary (mission trip and/or pilgrimage) is personalized to the desires, direction and personality of each group. This itinerary is only a description of the kind of journey we can create for your unique team.
- Day 1 –Seeing God Through Adventure
Welcome to historic Harpers Ferry, resting on the edge of America’s Mountain State at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. This week, we’ll be staying in a region of our country that was deemed by Thomas Jefferson as “worth a voyage across the Atlantic.” We’ll settle in to the cabins and gather around the grill for cookout to kick off the week. We’ll close our day with a discussion about our expectations and goals for the week.
- Day 2 – Seeing God Through Others
In order to truly understand a community or culture, you must serve them. This week we will do just that, beginning with a rescue mission in a nearby town. We will partner in their efforts to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the poor or homeless, sick, elderly or addicted. Our service to those around us will teach us to open our eyes to the needs of others and feel empowered to help. To continue in the attitude of service, we will learn how we can serve among our own team this week and make some incredible memories with Stone Soup.
- Day 3 – Seeing God Through Nature
Today our journey will find us on the legendary Appalachian Trail. First, we will work to preserve and keep the trail that has connected countless amounts of people to nature, to God, and to themselves. Then, we’ll head out to Jefferson Rock in the National Historic Park to explore “one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature.” Our return to the cabins will give us the opportunity to once again serve one another with round two of Stone Soup. That evening, we’ll embark on an adventure through time as we visit the stories of Harpers Ferry’s past.
- Day 4 – Seeing God Through Communion
As we continue to seek out the face of God through the service of others, we will build new relationships with those we meet and strengthen old ones among our team. Embracing the call that God has placed on our lives, we will spend the day loving Him and loving others. In the evening we will join Him in celebration at a memorable table in a very special location.
- Day 5 – Seeing God Through History
Our week up to this point will have shown us that there many lenses through which we can see the face of God. Nature, people, and communion can open our eyes to behold the beauty of our Heavenly Father. This day will bring us the privilege of seeing God through His hand in history. So many pivotal moments in time have made the area of Harpers Ferry what it is today. We will hear the epic story of John Brown’s raid, learn about the ambitious Storer College, and explore the town that has witnessed nearly three centuries of history.
- Day 6 – Sharing Your Story
The trip may end, but the journey continues. Our voyage home will allow us ample time to contemplate the ways in which we encountered God in the past week. We will be wise to ask ourselves, “What happens now? How can we take these experiences back with us? How would we like to be changed from this week?” And remember, the best way to keep the journey alive is to share your story with those around you.
Legacy in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
- *This is the base cost of the trip. Your cost may differ depending on housing, activities, etc.