Outdoor Leadership

photo-3Outdoor adventure programs are a powerful tool for learning real-world problem solving skills.

At The Summit Academy we seek to foster an awareness of the richness of the region in which they live.

Too often it is the case that students are denied an opportunity to learn about the natural world that coincides with any direct interaction with nature. The first-hand experience of outdoor adventure (even if it is something as simple as a mere troll in the woods) has always been recognized as a vital learning tool for gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves and of the world.

In a noise-saturated culture the experience of being outdoors provides students with a vital opportunity to learn to listen and to grow in a deeper sense of awareness.

Learning outside of the classroom prepares students to become life-long learners in whatever environment they find themselves.

The best way to learn the natural sciences is to learn to love nature. The best way to learn to love nature is to get out in nature!

Receiving learning as an adventure equips students to embrace challenges in life with a sense of hopefulness and courage. As Tolkien writes, “The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot ever fence it out.”