The Wilds College and Career Retreats


It’s often difficult to be godly in our world today, especially as a young adult. With temptation constantly lurking, we often need a time for recuperating. The Wilds provides a wonderful weekend for college students and professionals to enjoy great times while being refocused spiritually. At this retreat, you will be enlightened with God’s Word and encouraged by friends and enjoyable activities.

Spring Retreat Speaker

March 24-26, 2017

Scott Pauley was raised in the mountains of West Virginia. At a young age he came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. As a twelve-year-old boy God called him to be a preacher. He attended The Crown College in Powell, Tennessee, and upon graduation served in the ministry of the Temple Baptist Church as Director of Student Ministries.

From 2004 to 2015 he served as Vice President of Crown College and an assistant to Pastor Clarence Sexton at the Temple Baptist Church. Dr. Pauley now travels full-time in evangelism. His passion is to preach the gospel, and he has a burden to influence this generation for Christ. He and his wife, Tammy, have three children.

Fall Retreat Speaker

October 27-29, 2017

Mike Knight serves as the pastor of Community Baptist Church in Garner, North Carolina. As a church planter, he has a real heart to reach the lost and disciple God’s people. He and his wife, Nancy, have 3 children.


Bring a first time camper to The Wilds for College & Career and receive a $25 deduction from your balance due at check-in. Please let us know in advance the name(s) of the individual(s) you are planning to bring.


  • Check-in: 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday
  • Program Begins: 7:30 p.m. Friday with supper
  • Program Ends: 11:00 a.m. Sunday after brunch


All accommodations for this retreat are multiple occupancy. You will be housed with other individuals.

Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$135
Duplex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $115
Sponsor* . . . . . . . . . . . . $125
*Sponsors will be housed in the Inn and linens provided

- Minimum Grade is College Freshman
- Required Deposit: $25 per person. The balance is due upon arrival at camp. Deposits are refundable only if we are notified of the cancellation 30 days before the program begins.

Have questions? Please call The Wilds Office @ 864-331-3293
or e-mail