Adventures in Leadership – August 3-10, 2019For 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 explore what becoming a leader looks like in many different settings. The Leadership Expedition will take place in the southern Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada. Students will experience the beauty and the challenge that the mountains provide. Surrounded by Ponderosa pines, granite cliffs, and alpine lakes, instructors will lead students through a graduated process of wilderness experiences. This course puts an equal emphasis on the student’s spiritual formation and leadership skill development. Upon completion of this course, the student will gain confidence in a group of his or her peers. Each student will be provided with the opportunity to lead the group. Students will also demonstrate their comprehension of the curriculum as they practice backpacking, camping, cooking, and navigation skills.
- Spiritual formation
- Leadership exploration & development
- Backcountry travel
- Daily devotionals
- Solo time
- Discussion & dialogue
Students arrive in Bass Lake, where they are issued gear and given introductions.
Days 2-4: Wilderness Travel
The next phase will prepare individuals for wilderness travel. Groups will typically travel three to eight miles per day gaining skills and learning techniques along the way. Students will receive a “mid-course check-in and evaluation.” At this point in the course, students may help lead “Focus” times and lead in other capacities.
Days 5: Solo Time
Students will spend 24-hours on their own in a time for personal reflection, contemplative prayer and journaling to take advantage of the solitude the wilderness provides. Often, we provide the students with simple prompts to guide them, especially if this is their first time experiencing solitude.
Days 6-7: Leadership by Example
Students will work with instructors to plan and implement a two-day independent travel section; their itinerary will vary depending on the skills and techniques they have gained so far.
Days 8: Home
Students will return to Bass Lake where they will de-issue their gear, shower, and enjoy a hearty meal before departing for home
- 8 days
- Pricing is all inclusive