Our August retreat provides a unique opportunity to combine outdoor recreation with an introspective tone.
This week is for those that want to form a closer attachment to the natural world. It is full of opportunities to explore the outdoors. The days are challenging, yet restorative.
During this retreat you can learn about natural awareness, tracking skills, plant identification, outdoor survival, and shooting skills. Another highlight of this trip will be the opportunity to experience the prey animal mindset through Equine Facilitated Learning. Hiking tours into the backcountry, guided fly fish on the famous Ruby River, and horseback ride under our big Montana sky. We want to help you relax, have a good time, and surprise yourself with the skills you already possess.
Many of our guests have told us they like the Discover It Retreat at UCO because it truly is a vacation out of the ordinary. Our guests spend time in nature while challenging themselves by learning new skills. It’s not only physically active, but it also opens their eyes and mind to the natural and spiritual world around them. Participants have shared that they enjoyed making new friends, laughing and relaxing. Many have even told us it helped them with what they desired in life and how to accomplish those goals.
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Check In: Saturday, June 20; Check Out: Friday, June 26
Check In: Saturday, August 15; Check Out: Friday, August 21
The Discover It Week package covers five days and six nights and includes lodging, meals, activities, and airport pick up and return from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Cost is $2,650 per person.
Donna Tate McDonald along with her husband Jake own and operate Upper Canyon Outfitters. Donna has been a licensed outfitter since 1989. An avid outdoors-woman, she is internationally recognized for her hunting, fishing and guiding skills and expertise. She is an expert marksman with rifle and bow, accomplished equestrian, big-game hunter, and master guide for both hunting and fly-fishing. One of her greatest passions is sharing her love of the outdoors with others.
Since his early teens, Rick has held a profound love of the outdoors. He currently works as a Pro Staff member for Alexander & Townsend at yearly outdoor shows for Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops helping people select products and equipment for upcoming hunting and fishing trips.
He has hunted and fished all over the U.S., Canada and Alaska. He owned and operated a Wilderness & Nature Survival School for 10 years, instructed Women in the Outdoor Classes in Montana, and educated well over 2,000 people from children to adulthood in the art of wilderness survival techniques and awareness skills. He has worked as a fishing and hunting guide for UCO over the past 17 years.
Cassie grew up at Upper Canyon Outfitters and has recently moved back with her husband and two young boys. Cassie has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education and counseling. Cassie is now pursuing her dream of working with horses to help others find their path to health and wellness through Equine Facilitated Learning.
Mark “Mo” Money
Mo has been working at Upper Canyon as a seasonal hunting and fishing guide for over 20 years. Mo worked as a New York State Correctional Officers for 26 years. Two years ago he moved to Montana full time. He is now our head shooting instructor. He is a MPTC certified firearms instructor and has spent 11 years as a Weapons Training Officer. He takes pride in sharing his trade in a very comfortable and safe environment.