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Ark Encounter featured at Building Strong Foundations Convention which hosted over 30,000 people from across America

March 16, 2022

GREENVILLE, S.C.— The Trail Life USA (TrailLifeUSA.com) Adventure Zone experience wrapped up this past weekend at the sold out homeschool convention, ‘Building Strong Foundations’ at the Ark Encounter. Located in Williamsburg, KY, the Ark Encounter and its sister attraction the Creation Museum recently welcomed their 10 millionth guest.  

Mark Hancock, CEO of Trail Life, stated, “Trail Life USA is pleased to partner with the ‘Building Strong Foundations’ homeschool conference to bring hands-on adventure to one of the premiere events in the nation. The Father-son experiences during the event created memories that will last a lifetime.

As the largest Christ-centered, boy-focused scout-type organization in the country, Trail Life USA partnered with convention planners to add “The Trail Life Adventure Zone” experience to the homeschool event. During the week of May 9-14th more than 10,000 people experienced: fire starting by friction, rope making, obstacle course racing, lashing and knot tying, canoeing and kayaking, sling shot shooting and branding of wood and leather.

“Our vision is to create opportunities for boys to be mentored by caring adults who intentionally equip them to rise to the occasion and lead in moments where preparation meets opportunity,” continues Hancock. “The leadership we saw among our young men at this event was tremendous. Boy taught skills alongside mentors and shared biblical truths with confidence and poise repeatedly to total strangers. Experiences like this both encourage the families who participate and grow the boys in our program to become leaders of character.”

Trail Life USA is the premier national character development organization for young men, producing godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens. Trail Life’s mission is to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure. Troops exist in all 50 states and are growing as Trail Life USA expands around the country. Find a Troop today, or Start a Troop in your community. Find out more at TrailLifeUSA.com.  

Trail Life USA’s K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills. A robust awards program motivates young men to grow on a personal level to become role models and leaders among their peers. Living the Trail Life USA is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible.    


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