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True Path Adventures

Bringing Outdoor Adventures into Everyday Life

The Mission

Too often I hear people say:
Maybe I'll take this trip some day. 
I don't have enough time. 
It's too expensive. 
Or I could never do that. 

But I believe in overcoming these hurdles because what we gain from outdoor adventuring is too valuable to pass up or put off. Outdoor adventures require courage, toughness and perseverance, but in a self-fulfilling cycle, they teach us these and so much more. As the founder of True Path Adventures, there are several ways I bring the value of outdoor adventures into everyday life. 

In addition to speaking and consulting, I lead a number hands-on outdoor adventures each year. Most of these take place on our very own Cedar Ridge Ranch in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. True Path Adventures started with a long-time dream of mine to introduce kids to the valuable lessons learned in outdoor adventuring.  

At Cedar Ridge Ranch, we have almost 400 acres and more than seven miles of maintained trails, camp sites, and activity spaces where the kids are supervised and guided on adventures of various types and duration. The ranch is located on gated, private property in the heart of the Ozarks, so the kids are free to safely adventure without interruption.

Many of my adventurers have not yet camped away from their parents. It's true this can be scary at first, but the sense of accomplishment, ownership and responsibility when they complete the adventure is an amazing thing. 

Facing their fears, testing their limits, working alone and as a team, kids develop communication, critical-thinking and leadership skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives. 


“Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.”

-John C. Maxwell

Adventures Available Today!

Basic Camping - 2 Days, 1 Night

Introduction to the Outdoors (ages 8-12 recommended)



Building a Tent
Image by Greg Rosenke

Intermediate Adventuring - 3 Days, 2 Nights

Take ownership of your adventure
(ages 10-14 recommended)



Leadership Intensive - 4 Days, 3 Nights

Plan and execute a wilderness adventure
(ages 12-18 recommended)


Mountain Cliff Hiker
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