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 pushes students outside of their comfort zones, gives them opportunities to learn new skills, and grow in confidence as peer leaders. Peak 7 offer two courses each summer, the Bower Adventure Course and Adventure Leadership Training, for students depending on their age and ability.
The Bower Adventure Course is an introductory outdoor leadership course designed to give students a good basis in adventure skills. This course is for students 14-17 and introduces the basics of backpacking, rafting, and rock climbing. In conjunction with the technical skills the focus of the BAC is on helping students grow in identity and trust.
Adventure Leadership Training is for students who already have a basis in outdoor and leadership skills. This training will prepare students to continue in outdoor pursuits and potentially Peak 7 guides. This training focuses heavily on the technical skills with an emphasis on leading in an outdoor ministry.
"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