We’re located in Bass Lake, California, but also operate in many states in the US and in other countries. Our focus is providing custom programming using service, adventure and experiential education as tools to strengthen relationships with God and others.
Summit Adventure is at it again! Join us for the 32nd Annual Summit Adventure Whitney Classic. Beginning in Badwater, Death Valley, and ending at the Mt. Whitney Portal, this 135-mile fundraiser cycling event is sure to push you to your limit. Start putting your team together and register early for next year’s remarkable ride.
Zip up, clip in and get ready for another thrilling Summit Adventure. This time, join us as we tackle the highest point in the Pacific Northwest. A trip on Mt. Rainer will definitely be the highlight of your summer. View the trip page for dates, pricing and photos. See you on the mountain!
This is a classic Summit Adventure course and one we look forward to year after year. This course is designed for fathers and their son or daughter to recognize the importance and value of their relationship. Break free of your busy schedule for the opportunity to create lasting memories through challenge, adventure, conversation and prayer. You won’t regret it!
If you’re interested in working with Summit Adventure or pursuing a career as an outdoor professional, then join us on our annual 12-day Wilderness Instructor Course. Check out the trip page for more details, highlights and photos.
At Summit Adventure, we use experiential education, adventure programming, service and cross-cultural immersion as tools to move individuals and groups out of their comfort zones into more reliance on God and each other. Since 1973, Summit Adventure has been leading the way as the premier Outdoor Ministry program. Participants throughout the years have told us that their experiences have been truly transformational, whether domestically in Yosemite, Joshua Tree and Death Valley or internationally in Ecuador, Mexico and Israel. Summit Adventure works with a wide range of groups, including youth (age 12+), college students, parents, adults and individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Although every course is different, typical course components include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, rappelling, orienteering, trekking, cultural immersion and service.
This course is for participants who are interested in exploring high-altitude mountaineering (no experience necessary), as well as interacting and ministering with the people of Ecuador. Participants will join local organizations with which Summit has lasting relationships, in order to share the love of Christ in tangible ways with Ecuadorians. This course offers a challenging introduction to mountain climbing, poverty and cross-cultural issues.
This course combines service and trekking through Israel and Palestine. Participants will spend time in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth and then trek for four days from Nazareth to the Mount of the Beatitudes along the Jesus Trail™. You will carry only a daypack as your gear is transferred to each night’s accommodations. A variety of camping and lodging options make this course a great option for families.
The Wilderness Instructor Course is designed to prepare outdoor leaders to lead expeditions in technical and non-technical terrain. Used to train Summit Adventure instructors, this course is also open to individuals seeking professional development to transfer to other programs.