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Archive for March, 2015

Summer 2015 Open-Enrollment Course Opportunities

Summer 2015 Open-Enrollment Course Opportunities

Looking for adventurous ways to spend your summer? Perhaps you’re interested in honing your leadership skills or backcountry savvy, or maybe just looking for an opportunity to break out of the urban jungle for some quality time in the pine-scented Sierra air. Whether you’re a youth, young adult, middle-aged mountaineer, person of mixed ability, or…
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Why Young Adults Need Community Living

Why Young Adults Need Community Living

Throughout my time working at Summit Adventure, I have enjoyed the privilege of witnessing the marvel of young adults thriving in community together, despite their stark differences. A few years back, Bobbie and Tanya arrived at an ISAS semester, choosing to spend their “study abroad” immersed in close-quarters community. Bobbie, a laid-back musician with little…
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Yosemite Backpacking Discoveries with Hananiah and Dekota

Yosemite Backpacking Discoveries with Hananiah and Dekota

For Summit Adventure’s most recent course, we teamed up with eight Bridgemont high school students, led by their principal Evan Anderson. Bridgemont, a private Christian school in San Francisco, features a Field Studies program as a part of their curriculum in order to implement a well-rounded education that extends beyond the classroom. Students choose one…
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How Wilderness Experiences Can Improve Parenting: Reason #1

How Wilderness Experiences Can Improve Parenting: Reason #1

Editor’s Note: In this post, Summit Adventure Executive Director Tom Smith explains the first reason wilderness experiences can improve parenting. Keep following our blog to read the other reasons in future posts from Tom!  Millennia ago, biblical and historical texts show the Israelites, Jesus, and the members of early Christian monasteries spending significant time in remote…
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5 Reasons We’re Heading to Patagonia in South America

5 Reasons We’re Heading to Patagonia in South America

At Summit Adventure, we continually endeavor to venture out on international courses because they allow us to combine our traditional outdoor adventure elements with service and cultural immersion experiences. So far, we’ve journeyed to Ecuador, Mexico, and the Holy Land, and this winter we’re traveling all the way to the tip of South America to add…
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