559-642-3899 ⋅ info@summitadventure.com
PO Box 498 - Bass Lake, CA 93604
  • Summit Adventure – Bass Lake, CA

    Experience Summit Adventure

    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.

    Learn more about Summit Adventure's Ministry

  • Whitney Classic Fundraiser

    Whitney Classic Fundraiser

    Summit Adventure is at it again! Join us for our annual Summit Adventure Whitney Classic. This 135-mile fundraiser cycling event, which finishes atop the Mt. Whitney portal, is sure to push you to your limit. Start putting your team together and register early for next year’s remarkable ride.

    Date: September 27-28, 2014   Register Today!

  • Israel Service & Trekking

    Holy Land Service & Trekking

    Summit Adventure is gearing up for another extraordinary journey to the Holy Land. If you’ve always wanted to see first-hand the places where Jesus ministered, then this is one trip you can’t pass up.

    Experience Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth, as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus along the west side of the Sea of Galilee. View trip page for more details, highlights and photos.

    Trip Date: May 11-20, 2014   View Course

  • Sometimes It Rains

    Sometimes it rains, but the fun never stops!

  • Mt. Rainier

    Mt. Rainier

    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!

    Trip Date: July 20-24, 2014   View Course

  • Adventures in Fatherhood

    Adventures in Fatherhood

    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!

    Trip Date: July 23-27, 2014   View Course

  • Wilderness Instructor

    Wilderness Instructor

    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.

    Trip Date: June 1-12, 2014    View Course

Welcome to Summit Adventure

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.

Summit Adventure offers courses that range from half-day onsite team-building experiences to a 7-day Adventure Leadership course or our 16-week Immersion Service and Adventure Semester (ISAS) program for college students. We take pride in customizing every course we offer. For more information about our ongoing Classic Courses or to explore the option of a custom course, please contact us at 559-642-3899.

Custom Experiences

Custom Experiences

College Semester

College Semester

Classic Courses

Classic Courses

Upcoming Courses


Adventure Leadership

If you’ve ever driven by a mountain or forest and thought to yourself, “I wonder what it’s like out there”? If you’re a tree climber, a backyard digger, someone who likes to run barefoot; even if you’re none of those things but the idea of wild places catches your attention, then this may be the course for you. Adventure Leadership is designed for students ages 14-19 who are interested in going out into the wild, adventuring with friends, and learning how to make wise decisions in the backcountry and life beyond.

Summit News

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Go For It 2014
ISAS Spring Semester 2014
Joshua Tree Climbing and LA Service 2014
Ecuador Service & Mountaineering 2014
Biola and ISAS Winter Camping and Snowshoeing Course
Whitney Classic Bike Ride Fundraiser 2013
Wilderness Instructors Course 2013
Slippery Rock University 2013
Ohio Wesleyan University 2013
Edinboro University Spring Break 2013