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Classic Courses

Since 1973, Summit Adventure has used wilderness and adventure as tools to facilitate transformation, build compassion, strengthen relationships and deepen faith. These processes take place through time-tested and proven strategies that Summit Adventure has used over the past four decades. For many people, their introduction to Summit Adventure is through a friend or neighbor sharing stories from the incredible time they experienced on a Summit Adventure Classic Course.

Thousands of dads and children can attest to the positive impact of their shared experiences on our Adventures in Fatherhood course. Thousands of young adults can describe the leadership they developed on our Adventures in Leadership course or the accomplishment they felt after their time on our 21-Day Expedition. The results of these courses, offered year after year, often far exceed the expectation of participants.

Open Enrollment Courses

  • Trip Dates : May 28 - June 8, 2016
  • Duration : 12 Days
  • Ages : 18+
The Wilderness Instructor Course is designed to prepare outdoor leaders with the necessary tools to lead courses and expeditions in technical and non-technical terrain. This course is used to train instructors in the outdoor leadership skills required of a Summit Adventure instructor. The course is also open to individuals seeking professional development to transfer to other programs in the industry. Whether instructing for Summit Adventure or for another organization, this course equips future leaders with the skills and knowledge to lead with confidence in backcountry environments. The course takes place in the southern Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada. This ..View Trip →
  • Trip Dates : June 22 - 26, 2016
  • Duration : 5 Days
  • Ages : 16+
Over the years, Summit Adventure has sought to provide Christ-centered experiences that challenge people physically, mentally and spiritually. Summit Adventure sees the relevance of this process for all individuals, no matter their ability level. The Go For It! course has a long history beginning with founder Tim Hansel in the early 1970s. Since then, hundreds of persons with disabilities have benefited from challenging themselves in God's Creation. Summit Adventure offers specialized and adaptive programming to create a safe and valuable experience for people of varying degrees of ability. We typically offer a 2:1 (instructor:student) ratio of supervision throughout the course. ..View Trip →
  • Trip Dates : June 29 - July 3, 2016
  • Duration : 5 Days
  • Ages : 14+
Youth Leadership is our shortest leadership course. The five-day expedition is designed to give youth with little to no experience in the backcountry a taste of the wilderness.  The course will provide the skills and experience necessary to build a foundation for developing as a leader. The Youth Leadership course 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, Summit Adventure instructors will lead the students through a graduated process of wilderness experiences. Upon completion of ..View Trip →
  • Trip Dates :

    Option 1: July 6-10, 2016

    Option 2: July 25-29, 2016

  • Duration : 5 Days
  • Ages : 12+
In today’s busy world, it is easy for schedules and plans to interfere with a family’s values and priorities. The Adventures in Fatherhood course is designed to allow fathers and their children to recognize the value of their relationship with each other. This is an opportunity for you and your son or daughter to set the cell phone and computer down and focus on your relationship with each other and with God. The Adventures in Fatherhood course offers fathers and their son or daughter a balance of adventure elements and times of rest and relaxation. This combination ensures your chance ..View Trip →
  • Trip Dates : July 23 - August 1, 2016
  • Duration : 10 Days
  • Ages : 16+
This course is designed to train and prepare future leaders to lead with confidence and competence. Adventure Leadership is ideal for the student who has had little to no experience in the outdoors. The ten-day expedition will provide the skills and experience necessary to build a foundation for developing as a leader. The Adventure Leadership course 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, Summit Adventure instructors will lead the students through a graduated process ..View Trip →