SUMMIT ADVENTURE

Rating: 4.9 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 54055 North Shore Dr PO Box 498 Bass Lake CA 93604 USA

Mission: To facilitate transformation through renewing service and adventure-based experiences.
Results: Since 1973, Summit Adventure has been leading the way as the premier Outdoor Ministry program. Participants throughout the years have told us that their experiences have been truly transformational. At Summit Adventure, we use experiential education, adventure programming, service and cross-cultural immersion as tools to move individuals and groups out of their comfort zones into more reliance on God and each other.
Target demographics: We have programs for: Youth, Men, Women, College Students, Families, College Preparatory Schools, Colleges and Universities, and Post-Graduates.We serve: families and children in Quito, Ecuador, youth in Central California, youth and low-income families in the Los Angeles, California area, persons with disabilities in Central California
Geographic areas served: Sierra Nevada Mountains of Central CaliforniaJoshua Tree National Park and Los Angeles, CaliforniaQuito, Ecuador - surrounding cities and Andes MountainsIsrael and Palestine, along the "Jesus Trail"
Programs: Summit Adventure has programs for Youth, Men, Women, College Students, Families, and even Schools. These include: Service & Adventure in Quito, Ecuador, Joshua Tree National Park, or Israel for anyone Immersion Service and Adventure Semester for college students Sierra Adventures in Fatherhood for fathers & sons/daughters Adventures in Leadership for youth Internships for youth and college students Wilderness Instructor's Course for college students and post-graduates Go-For-It! Sierra Adventures for persons with disabilities and volunteers welcome Whitney Classic Annual Fundraiser for cyclists and volunteers welcome

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an intern of many titles, I have found my experience thus far with Summit Adventure to be exactly what they claim to do-- to push people outside comfort zones to have opportunities to rely on God and each other. I have seen this first hand with course participants and also with myself. Before Summit, I had never been backpacking or rock climbing before and I had little marketing experience. Within my first few weeks, I was thrown into it all. Being outside comfort zones is not always rainbows and butterflies. It comes with challenges. I have seen myself developing how I deal with these challenges. Rather than relying on my own abilities, I have to constantly seek the Lord's help. So far, it's been a great learning experience not only in the marketing field, but also learning about my own heart.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son served at Summit Adventure based in beautiful Bass Lake, CA for over ten years. When I asked them about climbing Mt. Rainier they created a course that has become quite popular. Now I've been on Rainier with Summit Adventure twice! I traveled to Quito, Ecuador with Summit Adventure in 2007 and was able to climb Cayambe, an 18,996' volcanic peak. My son and I have made some terrific memories riding our bikes in the unforgettable Death Valley to Mt. Whitney "Classic" three times. I wear those cycling jerseys with pride! This is a top-tier organization that attracts top-tier people. I have so many great Summit Adventure memories and have met some extremely inspiring people. I would definitely recommend Summit Adventure and their various courses.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great outfit that doe's excellent work,,they have programs that teach people how to be independent and solve real world problems

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Rating: 5 stars  

Prompt and personal response to emails. Professional and helpful regarding programs, venues, and training. Looking forward to participate in their annual fundraiser next year; The Whitney Classic!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm an Emergency Room physician and father of 4. My son and I spend 4 days in the Sierras with Summit Adventures with Focus on the Family. If this trip had not been offered, I would not have had the opportunity to see this beautiful country, connect with God and connect with my son. We spent 4 days disconnected from the electronics and schedules of our typical day. I look forward to future trips with my other children. the trip was priceless!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a student on the college semester program that spent time in California and Ecuador learning the life shaping skills of leadership, team work, self-sacrifice, and joy. I mark it as one of the MOST CRUCIAL cross roads in my life!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came from across the country to be apart of Summit Adventure's summer staff as an oLITE intern. Going into this ministry I did not know what to expect. I was far away from home, surrounded by new people and new places. For most people this would be a scary thing. For me, it would be a scary thing. But it wasn't! The people I found at Summit Adventure quickly welcomed me into their community. These people had a strong desire to pour out their passion for God and the great outdoors. I learned so much from my summer as an intern with Summit Adventure. As a female interested in adventure education, it was refreshing to me to be able to see female leadership at Summit Adventure. The previous program I was at did not have females in any leadership positions. So it was here at Summit that I found my role models: women i could look up to that handled leadership with strength and gentleness at the same time. I loved my summer so much as an intern that I came back for another summer. Hopefully I can have an impact on others the way that Summit Adventure staff had an impact on me my first summer. Summit Adventure is a truly amazing place. It is a community that I hope to be apart of for a very long time!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The semester I spend this spring at Summit Adventure was both challenging and fun! I couldn't more highly recommend the staff that I had the pleasure to interact with. I grew a lot as a student, a leader, and a cross-cultural communicator and server. It was something I won't forget for a long time. Go Summit Adventure!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I attended my first program with Summit Adventure this summer, I had learned of them recently and was most interested in the opportunity to experience the glory of God's creation in Mt Rainier led by a team of experienced, faith led, mountaineering guides. It was a great experience, challenging and awesome beyond expectations. The Summit team are outstanding leaders and the more I got to know them the more impressed I was with each of them. There is nothing like standing with the entire team in the pitch dark prior to starting the summit attempt in prayer and thanks, just an amazing experience.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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