50+ days is an ideal amount of time for participants to be able to grow and learn valuable skills in the outdoors. But it’s also a long time to be away from home and the normality of day-to-day life. We spoke with Serina about her daughter’s (Victoria) experience with last summer’s Bower Adventure Course, to gain a little insight into how formational this trip is!
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Peak 7 Adventures is a faith-based non-profit providing life-changing outdoor adventures to marginalized young people across the Pacific Northwest.
We believe every young person should have experiences in the outdoors that help them to grow physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, regardless of socio-economic standing.
“On this trip I was able to experience God’s creation and grow closer to Him, along with getting to know awesome Peak 7 guides who encouraged me the entire time! This was truly a trip to remember. Thank you!” – Sandrene, Ascent Adventurer
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I remember the cold day last January that I sat in the warehouse, unpacking donated hiking boots. I wore the biggest puffy jacket I owned with the hood cinched tight, and I was probably wearing two pairs of pants. But I wasn’t thinking about my cold fingers or the fact that it was snowing outside or my visible breath that hung in the air before me.
The door of the Suburban slammed, the girls filed into their seats, and I hopped behind the wheel. We headed west, Spokane and the Peak 7 warehouse receding behind us. In the rearview mirror I could see six sets of eyeballs that belonged to strangers, looking around and out the window. Here we were, setting out on a 54-day adventure, feeling connected by that fact, yet aware of the unfamiliarity in… Read More