Maintaining competency in the leadership of VOW has been a priority since 1973. Through continued experience in wilderness skills and programming, by maintaining the up to date emergency medical certifications needed for these trips and also training and study in biblical principles, the staff of VOW is truly committed to excellence in Christian backpacking.
Our dedicated staff maintain their employment in various professional careers, including the medical profession, petroleum industry, computer technology, various business, and financial occupations, as well as ministers and teachers. Each guide is handpicked based on his or her background, experience and training in wilderness activities and adventures, his or her desire to serve and teach others, and conviction to communicate the reality of Jesus Christ and the principles found in the books of the Bible. In addition to their experience in wilderness skills and leadership, this unique group offers a wealth of knowledge in life experiences that can relate to the roles of the business professional, parent, and student.