The Intensive 2013 – Details on How to Apply

A Rare Event. A Rare Opportunity. A Rare Fellowship of Men.

This is an exclusive gathering of world changing peers.

In the company of wise, older men who have taken the ancient path.

Men who are out in front.

Men saying, “come along”.

Over a decade in the making, the Intensive is designed for younger, world-changing men to have a chance to go deeper with the help and partnership of a selected group of older, seasoned, men of substance.

This Intensive is targeted for men with world-changing DNA who are in their late twenties, thirties, or early forties. Men who are married and who have children, or who are moving in that direction. Men who are “kings in training.” As John teaches in Fathered by God, men who are moving through the cowboy and warrior stages, moving toward their kingly roles.

It is designed for men who walk with God, have attended at least one Wild at Heart Boot Camp in Colorado, and walk in the ministry and message of Wild at Heart.

It is designed for men who have suffered enough to know that they don’t have all the answers. Men who would give a great deal to sit at the feet of older, wiser, men who have walked with God for decades more and have learned some wisdom along the way.

It is a four-day intensive where participants will have the rare opportunity to glean from the wisdom of seasoned and substantial older men drawn from the Wild at Heart fellowship. Together, we will pull back 50 yards from the front lines, bandage our wounds and wrestle with the deepest questions and hopes of the masculine journey. We will dive deep into our stories and the stories of other men, and we will encounter the Father like never before.

This event is prayerfully open to roughly 40 men who fit the demographic described above.

If you fit this target demographic, applications will be accepted beginning October 24th, 2012. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Notifications to those accepted will begin in early January 2013 and continue until all spots have been filled.  All applicants will be notified by March 6th, 2013. If you do not hear from us by then, please contact us.

A few important details:

  • A completed application must be received for us to prayerfully consider your participation. Up to three personal references of your choosing are optional but encouraged, as part of the application process.
  • Alongside the selected sages, this event is going to be facilitated by Morgan Snyder, Bart Hansen, Craig McConnell and some other men from the Wild at Heart Team. John Eldredge will not be participating in this event.
  • The tuition for this event is $475. It includes all on-site expenses but does NOT include transportation to and from the event.
  • The event will begin Thursday, May 30th at 4:00 PM and conclude on Sunday, June 2nd at 1:00 PM.  By applying, you are agreeing to be present for the entire event. Applications will only be considered for men that can attend from start to finish.
  • The event will take place at Bear Trap Ranch, just outside of Colorado Springs. The property has an intriguing and holy story. It is sacred ground set in the wilderness of Colorado.
  • If you have questions, please let us know by emailing [email protected]


To taste the impact of this event, here are some words from men who attended last years Intensive.


“I’ve made a 180 degree shift in my life since The Intensive.  I am engaged, firing on all cylinders. I am dropping my pencil at 5 in my work world.  I am fully present to my wife and my children like never before. Thank you!” – Matt


“I came an orphan, haunted by the orphan spirit. Now I leave as a son.  To every question I asked of God this weekend, the clear answer was “Be a Son”. That’s it. And its everything I need.” – Tim


“So many questions answered, twice as many discovered. The father gave me permission to be young again. Step back into life. Live not strive.” – Blake


“I would have made the whole trip just for the last 20 minutes shared with the facilitators. Thank you for bringing us these men, their stories, their wisdom, and their hearts.” – Aaron


“My heart now believes what my head was already aware of, that I am a good man, that my Father loves me, and it isn’t up to me to make life work –  particularly at this season of life more than any other” – Joel


“picked up the girls at the airport late after my return and was greeted with a crying wife and very over tired baby girl.  the enemy was right there to say, ‘forgot everything you just went through b/c you’re back in the mix now…’  i quickly recognized it. in the past i probably would have caved and said, ‘wtf?  fresh off an incredible time with God and men and instantly back into chaos etc etc…’  instead of buying the lie i was able to take a deep breath and offer genuine strength to my wife.  within 15 min all was great and has been all week.  there’s no question in my mind that this strength was directly from some things picked up at intensive that really went deep in my heart!  thank you and thank God!!!” – Rick


“For me, there weren’t fireworks of transformation, but deep, lasting, and indelible movements in my heart and soul.  Something shifted deeply inside of me.  I was moved by the honor to be a part of this gathering, and moved to be in the presence of so many Oaks of Righteousness.  This weekend was a paradigm-shift for me.” – John 


Click here to apply.


Strength and Honor,

Morgan, Bart and Craig

for the Wild at Heart Team