Wilderness Readiness Survey

What goals do you want to accomplish with your wilderness experience? What is the purpose of your transformational journey? Do you want to reconnect to nature and yourself, contribute to local stewardship and learn from nature and the people you share your journey with? Do you want to experience a supportive community with people who share the same values and principles? Do you want to get back to basics with our wilderness accommodation options?

All of our wilderness experiences facilitated by Chilcotin Holidays, the Wilderness Training Academy and the Chilcotin Ark Institute combine our Three Pillars of Personal Development, Nature Connection  and  Conservation and Stewardship as well as immersing you in our supportive community.

The wilderness of the South Chilcotin Mountains, located in the internationally ecologically important Chilcotin Ark, is a truly special environment for people who want to connect to nature, invest in their personal development and contribute to conservation, within a community of people who share this philosophy.

Because nature is the provider of your experience, it is a limited commodity to ensure we aren't over-taxing the environment we are benefiting from. It is also an environment that isn't for everyone. Nature creates unpredictable challenges, the days can be long and hard work. But for those who are ready for the challenge, the benefits are huge.

You already took the first step by exploring our website content – now that you’re ready to go to the next level we’d like you to identify your specific interests, goals  and  purpose for your wilderness journey. This survey will help you understand the experiences you will have in the wilderness, introduce you to our community philosophy, help define if this is what you are looking for on your journey, and prepare you physically, mentally and emotionally.

For whatever reason and for however long you are joining us, every opportunity to connect with nature, contribute to conservation and further your personal development with our community is available to you. Remember the more deeply you immerse yourself in your experience, the greater your reward will be. Personal responsibility, initiative-taking and accountability are key values that will determine how much you will get out of this experience, experience personal transformation and choose to fully participate in every opportunity. We are committed to contributing and creating value in other people’s lives. You can do this too by sharing knowledge, bringing a positive attitude and solution-orientated mentality to all that you do and by fully participating in every activity.

This survey is for you to assess your readiness for journeying with us. Many of your questions you will score your readiness on a scale of 1-5. KEEP A COUNT OF YOUR SCORE and at the end, you will have a final total. Each type of experience with us requires a different minimum score. This will help you assess if you're ready for that type of experience. If you don't get the minimum score for the trip you are looking for, assess if a different type of experience might be more suitable for you. COUNT YOUR SCORE AS YOU ANSWER EACH QUESTION SO YOU CAN SEE YOU FINAL TOTAL AT THE END.

Guest Trips

Accommodation

Training Programs

Internships and Volunteering

Nature Connection

The following questions will highlight some of the experiences you will have on your journey with us. Please evaluate if these experiences are what you are looking for on your journey

Personal Development

The following questions will highlight some of the experiences you will have on your journey with us. Read through them carefully as they will give you an idea of what your experience will be like. Please evaluate if these experiences are what you are looking for with us

Community

The following questions will highlight some of the experiences you will have on your journey with us. Read through them carefully as they will give you an idea of what your experience will be like. Please evaluate if these experiences are what you are looking for with us

Conservation

The following questions will highlight some of the experiences you will have on your journey with us. Read through them carefully as they will give you an idea of what your experience will be like. Please evaluate if these experiences are what you are looking for with us

Finish

Congratulations on finishing the survey!

Now add up your final score. These are the minimum scores required for each type of experience:

Campsite rental: 50
Ranch or mountain cabin rental: 55
Trail rides: 60
Multi-day camp and ranch based trips: 75
Internships, volunteering and training: 85

If you don't make the minimum score for the experience you are interested in, this experience might not be suitable for you. Please review if another experience might be more suitable for you.

Thank you for investing in yourself and your experience with us. We will get back to you shortly.

The Chilcotin Holidays, Chilcotin Ark Institute, and Trails to Empowerment Team