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When Fear Calls Your Name: Part 1 

When Fear Calls Your Name: Part 1 

Editors Note: This is the opening blog in a new series titled “Stories From the Field,” in which Summit Adventure Executive Director Tom Smith will share notable stories from his time leading courses. In his first blog for the series, Tom shares how experiencing a sudden onset of fear while mountaineering in Ecuador pushed him…
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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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Meet Nick, Summit’s Assistant Program Director!

Meet Nick, Summit’s Assistant Program Director!

After spending the summer of ’13 as a field instructor, Nick Holliday has returned to the Summit Adventure team as Assistant Program Director. Hailing from South Carolina, this rock climbing junkie was drawn to Summit by the passion he shares with the program’s mission: transformational learning via outdoor adventure that helps people understand more about…
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Sheehan Family Writes About Experience on Course

Sheehan Family Writes About Experience on Course

Summit Adventure started offering a new course this past summer for single parents and their children. Jana Sheehan and her three kids were the first to experience this new course. Jana was kind enough to let us share her thoughts on the course and why it was so meaningful for her family during one of…
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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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