Peak 7’s leadership programs use the inherent challenges found in creation as a way to help students develop leadership skills. The adversity found in these adventures push students outside of their comfort zones, giving them opportunities to learn new skills, and grow in confidence as leaders. Peak 7 offer two courses each summer: the Bower Adventure Course and Adventure Leadership Training.
The Bower Adventure Course is our introductory outdoor leadership course designed to give students a solid foundation in outdoor leadership skills. This course is for any current 9th through 12th grade student and introduces the basics of backpacking, rafting, and rock climbing. The primary focus of the BAC is to teach students technical outdoor skills and help students grow in identity, trust, and confidence.
Adventure Leadership Training is for current 11th through 12th grade students who already have a basis in outdoor leadership skills. This training will help students learn valuable outdoor leadership skills through experiential education in rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and mountaineering. The leadership and outdoor ministry skills taught in this program translate well into any context, preparing the next generation to be exceptional leaders. This training focuses heavily on the technical skills with an emphasis on leading in an outdoor ministry context.
"I wish I had the time to tell you about how I watched them [BAC students] fall in love with the world around them. How I watched them grow in confidence. How they became these so independent leaders. Who were so confident in their abilities in the outdoors, and in themselves. I watched them fall in love with God, and I watched them fall in love with all of creation."— Sienna Buster - 2017 & 2018 BAC Student