Your Men’s Journey Preparation

This is the preparation information for those men participating in our Hero’s Journey Intensive in West Virginia in July of 2023.   Here you’ll find all the information you need to prepare for your summer journey.

Keep in mind that the preparation process itself is an important part of setting the stage for your Hero’s Journey  Intensive experience.


In a way, you’ve just begun making your way to the mountain in West Virginia.  You are creating a space for new possibility within you, for a future potential that awaits, still untapped.   With every step of  your preparation process, you move yourself closer towards  a threshold that will take you into the unknown.

Please create the time to focus on giving your full attention to each of the sections of the preparation process.


Men’s Intake & Release Forms 

The first stage of your preparation requires you to take care of all outstanding logistical and procedure matters – first things first! You will see all the required forms that need to be completed in order to take the summer journey. We need to know your essential contact information, your tenting arrangements, any dietary or physical restrictions, etc, in order for us to be prepared to serve you best.

NOTE – All of the above forms must be completed no later than July 4th. We strongly encourage you to complete these forms as soon as you can make the time to do so.


Men’s Journey Preparation Documents

After completing the intake and release forms, you next need to turn your attention to the preparation process for your upcoming journey. You will find in this section all the documents you need to do your inner preparation as well as logistical preparation. Do not wait long to begin this process. Your responses will begin to awaken your inner life to your upcoming journey.


Make Your Final Payment

If you haven’t already made it- it’s time to make your final payment.

Community Sharing and Travel Information

In this section, you will find practical information for your Journey: travel suggestions, the GPS address, and info about the private WhatsApp group, whereby you can communicate with other men’s journey participants regarding ride-sharing, travel planning, and other types of logistical information sharing.

Final Preparation Information

This section contains the essential matters you most need to be aware of as the time draws nearer to your journey.  You will find a final checklist here to help you make sure you don’t forget anything vital for your journey.

Quick Links

Intake Forms

Please return forms by July 4

Packing List

Here’s the list of things you’ll need for your week on the mountain.


Covid Protocols

For the coming July 2023 Men’s Intensive, all staff, stewards, and participants who attend will be required to provide verification of a negative Covid test within 72 hours of arriving on the mountain.

Preparing For Your Men's Journey

The preparation manual for the Men’s Journey (This was included in your welcome letter).

The Eight Questions

The Eight Questions provide a chance to reflect on your life right now and allow a focus on what you hope to explore on your Journey.


WhatsApp Group

Join us in the private WhatsApp Group for travel connection, ride-sharing, and general questions. Josef Beraha will add you to the group. 


Emergency Contact Number

Once you are on the mountain with us in West Virginia, it is important that you set aside all communication with the world you leave behind.  That being said, you can be reached in case of emergency, or for a matter that needs urgent attention back home.  The phone number at Experience Learning is 304-567-2632.  If our staff is not near the phone, they can leave a message or try back another time.

Our Men’s Journey Facilitators

Michael Mervosh

Founder & Program Director

Ally Group Leader

Peter Faust

Logistics & Lead Facilitator

Stewarding Team

Josef Beraha

Preparations Coordinator

Ally Group Leader

Eddie Cruz

Men’s Journey

Ally Group Leader

David Baycura

Men’s Journey

Ally Group Leader

Thomas Douglas

Artistic Coordinator

Ally Group Leader

John Wepner

Young Men’s Journey

Ally Group Leader

Juan Pablo Ventura

Men’s Journey

Ally Group Leader

“There’s nothing you can do that’s more important than being fulfilled. 

You become a sign, you become a signal, transparent to transcendence;

in this way, you will find, live, and become a realization of your own personal myth.”

Joseph Campbell