I roll up to the doors of a partner ministry, Cup of Cool Water, on an already warm Monday mid-August morning. I had been guiding trips all summer, but already I knew this one would be different. Cup of Cool Water is a nonprofit organization in downtown Spokane that provides relief and support for youth who are experiencing homelessness, and I got the chance to take them backpacking. A bit… Read More
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“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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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!
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.