Testimonials

Photo credit: Nicole Weeks
“I learned more about myself on this 9 day trip than in my 26 years of living on this earth. Reconnect Earth gave me the confidence to go backpacking on my own and to direct positive changes in this world. I will always cherish the time and knowledge I gained while backpacking with Reconnect Earth.”

-Nicole, August 2021 backpacking trip participant

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Photo credit: Samara Mejia
“This trip has honestly taught me so much. I started the trip surrounded by people I didn’t know and ended with close friends whose friendships I will cherish for the rest of my life. I learned that being out of my comfort zone was okay because it allowed me to be vulnerable. Being vulnerable allowed me to learn and to grow.”

-Samara, June 2019 backpacking trip participant

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Photo credit; Lucsy Nguyen
“Prior to this trip I never thought I could be a backpacker, because gear is very expensive. But because of Reconnect Earth I was able to enjoy the North Cascades for eight days and learn about how I can advocate for causes that are near to my heart, like food justice.”

-Lil, August 2019 backpacking trip participant

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Photo credit: Kateah Nims
“This summer with Reconnect Earth my lungs filled with fresh air so sweet, while I learned to carry the weight of my belongings across humbling landscapes. Reconnect Earth built a sense of dignity in me and restored my sense of significance and relevance to our future—which I had lost to the thinking that I can’t make a difference and that someone else will stand up for change. But what I do can matter. What I do should matter.”

Kateah, June 2019 backpacking trip participant