How one Southern Utah man is trying to ‘re-wild the child’ through outdoor excursions

Paricipants enjoy the view during a Youth Wilderness Experience, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Glen Andersen, St. George News

CEDAR CITY — Glen Andersen has always had a passion for working with youth, specifically working with youth in the great outdoors.

Glen Andersen, a graduate of Southern Utah University, shares his passion working with youth in the great outdoors, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Glen Andersen, St. George News

After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University in leadership and group dynamics, he completed his master’s degree at the University of Utah in outdoor adventure programming. Initially, he planned to work at a college as an outdoor program director before he stumbled into teaching seminary in 2011.

Over the years as a seminary teacher, he saw the impacts that the instant gratification of social media and lack of connection to their own peers was having on kids.

“I loved my job but I missed being outside — in the back of my head there was this idea that if I could just get teenagers outside, just kind of away from everything, they could really get connected with other teenagers,” said Andersen.

Read the full story here:  KSL News.

Written by LOGAN STEFANICH, KSL.com.

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