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Mission + Vision

"Skyanchor was a gift from God"

Skyanchor is about bringing communities to the outdoors to learn and grow.

our history


"I have never been more excited about the programs Skyanchor has to offer to both youth and adults.  When we begain years ago in Washington DC, we wanted to help young people experience the outdoors in a spiritual way.  Today, we are doing just that thanks to volunteers, Veterans, Scouting Groups, and acts of kindness  from everyone! "


Navy Commander (Retired) Dennis Evans

AKA "Papa Turtle"

1970 – Skyanchor was founded in Washington

DC to provide inner city youths an opportunity to experience the outdoors.


1984– The 45 acre Idelwild Farm in Surry County, Virginia was donated to Skyanchor to provide religious, educational, and humanitarian groups an outdoor education and camping experience.


Today – Skyanchor added a Disability Awareness Challenge course to help able-bodied people experience the challenge of perfomring vairous tasks while limiting the full range of their ability.  Today, Skyanchor offers a robust spiritual outdoor experience to all who wish to enjoy the great outdoors.