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Meet our Semester Students

Meet our Semester Students

Summit Adventure offers a for-credit semester program that combines elements of adventure, cultural immersion and service. Meet the students joining us this semester, in their own words. Special thanks to Carey Smith for putting this together.   Darby Voeks My name is Darby Voeks and I am from Minneapolis, MN. I attend the University of Wisconsin…
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10 Days in Patagonia with Summit Adventure

10 Days in Patagonia with Summit Adventure

Editor’s note: Upon his return from Summit Adventure’s inaugural trek & serve course in Patagonia, participant Miles Bocianski wrote a brief recap and reflection of his time on course. Read his thoughts on trekking in Argentine Patagonia below. Words cannot begin to express the joy, gratitude, and refreshment experienced during this journey to Argentina. After 26…
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Surviving Winter Camping With Jocelyn, Biola Student

Surviving Winter Camping With Jocelyn, Biola Student

On January 15th, members of the Summit Adventure and Biola University communities embarked on a four-day winter camping excursion in the Yosemite wilderness. At the end of the trip, Writing/Social Media Intern Jennifer Boudreau sat down with course participant Jocelyn Horsager to ask about her personal experience.  A third-year student at Biola University and resident of…
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Jennifer on Snowshoeing, the Yosemite Panorama

Jennifer on Snowshoeing, the Yosemite Panorama

As the new Writing/Social Media Intern, Jennifer Boudreau joined Summit Adventure for her first extended experience of snow camping. The following recaps her perspective of a four-day custom course in the Yosemite Wilderness with Biola University. For more information about custom courses with Summit Adventure, click here. 1.15 Day One:  We arrived at Badger Pass after…
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Summit Adventure Partners With Great Lakes Christian College to Create Outdoor Leadership Minor

Summit Adventure Partners With Great Lakes Christian College to Create Outdoor Leadership Minor

Great Lakes Christian College announced today that they have partnered with Summit Adventure to create an Outdoor Leadership Minor. The new program will allow students to earn credits toward a Minor in Outdoor Leadership by participating in Summit Adventure’s Immersion Service and Adventure Semester (ISAS). Summit Adventure’s ISAS program combines a mix of academic study,…
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Tom’s Story of Service From Ecuador

Tom’s Story of Service From Ecuador

Summit Adventure has a semester program called Immersion Service and Adventure Semester (ISAS), which takes place in California and Ecuador. During the Ecuador portion of the semester, ISAS students spend time doing service, high-altitude mountaineering and cultural immersion. Summit’s Executive Director, Tom Smith, wrote this account of the Ecuador service component of the program from…
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Adventure With Purpose

Adventure With Purpose

Summit Adventure, located at Bass Lake, offers a variety of life changing adventures By Tiffany Tuell — ttuell@sierrastar.com Being thrown out of your comfort zone is what Summit Adventure is all about. Whether you’re scaling a mountain in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, volunteering in Ecuador or walking the Jesus Trail in Israel — Summit Adventure…
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Study Abroad: Kelli Stansell’s Path to ISAS Director

Study Abroad: Kelli Stansell’s Path to ISAS Director

Kelli Stansell, Summit Adventure’s Immersion Service and Adventure Semester (ISAS) Director, knows a thing or two about the transformational effect of Summit’s work. Kelli, as noted in a recent article in the Sierra Star, first encountered Summit Adventure as an ISAS student back in 2009. Her experience had such a profound impact on her that…
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Study Abroad – Fall 2013 College Semester

Study Abroad – Fall 2013 College Semester

Develop new skills, explore new ideas, make new friends, all while earning college credit Immersion Service and Adventure Semester (ISAS) is a for credit off-campus semester program for college-age students. If you want to gain outdoor adventure leadership experience, Christian ministry experience, local and international service experience, and 15-17 credits of academic courses then ISAS…
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A return to Joshua Tree – Course Recap

A return to Joshua Tree – Course Recap

Joshua Tree / Los Angeles Edinboro University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Slippery Rock University Summit Adventure hosted three groups in the Southern California region for its second season. This year three colleges joined Summit for a spectacular juxtaposition of experiences that included the solitude of the desert and the endless energy found in downtown L.A. Summit…
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