Taking Leadership to the Next Level
For those that have had some opportunities to experience and practice leadership but are ready to take it to the next level, get ready! This course is designed to allow students to explore what becoming a leader looks like in many different settings.
The Leadership Expedition 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, instructors will lead students through a graduated process of wilderness experiences.
This course puts an equal emphasis on the student’s spiritual formation as it does their leadership skill development. Upon completion of this course, the student will gain confidence in a group of his or her peers. Each student will be provided with the opportunity to lead the group. Students will also demonstrate their comprehension of the curriculum as they practice backpacking, camping, cooking, climbing and rappelling skills.
- Spiritual Formation
- Leadership Exploration & Development
- Backcountry Travel
- Rock Climbing & Rappelling
- Daily Devotionals
- Solo Time
- Discussion & Dialogue
Students arrive in Bass Lake, where they are issued gear and given introductions
Days 3-7 Wilderness Travel
The next phase will prepare individuals for wilderness travel. Groups will typically travel three to eight miles per day gaining skills and learning techniques along the way. Students will receive a “mid-course check-in and evaluation.” At this point in the course, students may help lead “Focus” times and lead in other capacities.
Days 8-9 Solo experience
Days 9-11 Leadership by Examples
Students will work with instructors to plan and implement a three-day independent travel section; their itinerary will vary depending on the skills and techniques they have gained so far.
Days 12-13Rock Days
Students will have the opportunity to push a little farther outside of their comfort zones by attempting to scale some of the Sierra's fine granite at our climbing and rappelling sites.
Day 14 Home
Students will return to Bass Lake where they will de-issue their gear, shower and enjoy a hearty meal before departing for home