About into the Wild Outdoors

We are a group of individuals who love the outdoors and have a passion in making outdoor dreams come true. We focus on youth, Veterans, physically disabled, and front line individuals. We have several programs to include but not limited to fishing camps, hunting camps, and adventure camps. Giving back to people is what we do. 

Proverbs 3:27 Do not withhold good from those whom it is due when it is in your power to act.

We don’t just take trips for fun, we also teach important skills like being responsible for yourself, for the camp, learning to set up and tear down, and how to properly hold, clean and take care of a rifle. Providing these growth opportunities for youth and adults through outdoors education and helping to shape and build our communities is paramount to what we do and we love seeing the change in people lives.  


John & Andrea Hedges

IWO was founded in 2016 by John and Andrea Hedges with the main goal of educating, mentoring, and providing opportunities for others in the outdoors.  With over 30 years experience in the outdoors industry we have seen a gap with the outdoors community and those who were not as fortunate in achieving their outdoor dreams.  With the main groups being youth, Military Veterans/First responders, and physically challenged individuals.  We want to not just give them hope but to provide opportunities to make their dreams come true.  

Jason and Tamara Ball 
Board members

Jason and Tamara Ball are novice hunters and outdoor enthusiast. They are excited to offer you a new and exciting view into the outdoors. IWO is created for people just like them. People who want to try new things and have an adventurous spirit.


Jason Tucker 
board member

Tucker has a passion and love for adventure.  He has spent 30 years enjoying the outdoors through hunting, fishing, camping, and horseback riding.  He wants to use his knowledge and love for the outdoors to help those who might not be able to experience these things on their own.  



what people are saying

Thank you very much for a very exciting and fun trip.  My experience was very fun.  I got to meet a lot of new people and the food they prepared was amazing.  I made a lot of new friends during my trip to Texas.   
-Mackenzee Harris