Since 1973, Summit Adventure has been leading the way in Outdoor Ministry through Gap Year and other programs offering studies in the US and abroad. We use experiential education, adventure programming, service, and cross-cultural immersion as tools to move individuals out of their comfort zones into more reliance on each other and God.

Participants throughout the years have told Summit Adventure that their experiences have been truly transformational, whether in the United States in Yosemite, Joshua Tree, and Death Valley, or internationally in Ecuador, Mexico, and Israel. Every gap year course is different, but typical course components include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, rappelling, orienteering, trekking, cultural immersion, and service.

Classic Courses range in duration from 5 days to 21 days throughout the year. Some Classic Courses include the Ecuador Service & Mountaineering course, the Wilderness Instructor course, Adventure Leadership, and many more.

The Summit Adventure Immersion Service and Adventure Semester (ISAS) gives college students and gap year participants opportunities to immerse themselves in a powerful outdoor adventure and cross-cultural service learning. The High Sierra of Central California and the Andes around Quito, Ecuador provide the settings for academic courses in leadership, communication, spiritual formation, cross-cultural ministry, and outdoor physical education college students and gap year participants. These gap year courses offer up to 16 credits, which can be transferred directly to any student’s college or university.

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