For those who have had some opportunities to experience and practice leadership but are ready to take it to the next level, get ready! This course is designed to allow students to learn about leadership in an outdoor setting. This 12-day course will take place in the southern Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada and include components of backpacking, rock climbing and rappelling.
The Ecuador Service and Mountaineering Course is designed for participants who want to challenge themselves in the mountains and in their hearts. The course combines high-altitude mountaineering and service projects in a rich cross-cultural setting. Based in the city of Quito (9,200 ft), this adventure immerses you in the rich beauty of Ecuadorian culture and the Andes. Ecuador is said to be the “Jewel of the Andes.”
Patagonia is truly one of the world’s last wild places. Experience natural beauty like you’ve never seen as you trek by towering craggy peaks, pristine blue lakes, and windswept ice fields. This rugged land at the tip of South America is actually quite accessible for the modern adventurer. Summit Adventure is inviting you to join us in wild Patagonia for a trip filled with adventure and opportunities to serve.
Youth Leadership is our shortest leadership course. The five-day expedition is designed to give youth with little to no experience in the backcountry a taste of the wilderness. The course will provide the skills and experience necessary to build a foundation for developing as a leader. The Youth Leadership course will take place in the southern Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada.
This course combines service and trekking through Israel and Palestine. You will spend time in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth and then have the opportunity to trek for four days from Nazareth to the Mount of the Beatitudes along the Jesus Trail™. The Jesus Trail™ is a moderate trail on which you will carry only a daypack as your gear is transferred to each night’s accommodations.
Renewal is the antidote to boredom, complacency, monotony, and uncertainty. Renewal is also the crucial first step in preparing for change and the future. Renewal takes effort and forces us out of our comfort zones. To those in the middle years of life, renewal is crucial to ensure the following years are vibrant, life-giving, and filled with purposes that closely follow Jesus Christ…