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Surprise Snow Storms and Comfort Zones

Surprise Snow Storms and Comfort Zones

“Well, haven’t you been praying for this?” That’s what my mom asked, while laughing, after I finished telling her about my 6-day stint on Summit Adventure’s Immersion Service & Adventure Semester (ISAS) 12-day backcountry expedition. I paused for a second. That wasn’t the response I was expecting, but God sure had been answering my prayers….
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Joshua Tree Climbing and Service Custom Course

Joshua Tree Climbing and Service Custom Course

Summit Adventure is based in Bass Lake, California, right outside of Yosemite National Park. With such an amazing course area in our backyard, many people are surprised to learn that we offer programs far away from our home base. One of our favorite course areas is in Southern California, where for the past few years…
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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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Summit Executive Director Tom Smith Publishes Debut Book!

Summit Executive Director Tom Smith Publishes Debut Book!

We’re delighted to announce that Summit Adventure’s Executive Director, Tom Smith, is now a published author! Tom’s debut book, Hold Mine Hand: The Incomparable Wisdom and Humor of Young Boys, is intended to “offer the hand of inspiration and renewal to other parents struggling to raise children amid a messy world.” The title of the…
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Connecting Thoughts and Feelings – No Small Task!

Connecting Thoughts and Feelings – No Small Task!

Dear Friend, Are you ready? This month delivers Advent, Christmas, the end of one year, and the start of another! I hope this will involve joyous celebrating for you and your loved ones. After all, it is the season when we get an infant’s visit from heaven and perhaps enough busyness to make us long for…
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Janet Nye Reflects on Whitney Classic Bike Ride Fundriaser

Janet Nye Reflects on Whitney Classic Bike Ride Fundriaser

The Whitney Classic, a 135-mile endurance bike ride from Death Valley to the Mt. Whitney Portal, is Summit Adventure’s annual fundraiser. The ride starts in extreme heat and ends in frigid cold temperatures, gaining over 15,000 feet of elevation along the way. This year Summit Adventure board member Janet Nye completed the entire ride. Below is Janet’s…
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