Adventure Into Truth
Embark on a transformative journey in the Blue Ridge Mountains where you'll build lasting friendships in the context of community, embark on thrilling adventures like camping, rock climbing, and white water rafting, and receive expert training and certifications in categories from CPR to Wilderness First Aid. Each aspect of the camp is woven together to help you learn to discover truth, discern wisely and take Godly action in the context of real life situations.
Discover truth, goodness and beauty as you build lifelong friendships with like-minded believers and embark on exciting adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Discern how to sift through the noise of the world and to act wisely in the midst of it through team building activities, challenging adventures, and training in critical thinking.
As you engage in the worlds of nature and culture, we'll help you integrate the lessons you've learned into a comprehensive strategy for wise, Godly action.
Throughout Your Time, You Will...
Conquer your fears and step beyond your comfort zone. Scale rugged cliffs while being rewarded with breathtaking sunrises and stunning panoramic vistas. We have a variety of routes for both new and experienced climbers!
White Water Rafting
Put your skills to the test and continue the adventure through an unforgettable trip down the French Broad River! Enjoy the diverse array of rapids (ranging from Class I to Class III) and rich green landscape.
Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Linville Gorge - nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of the East.” From basecamp, you will find towering summits, sheer canyon walls, and access to miles of exceptionally beautiful, rugged hiking trails.
Discover the Critical Thinking skills necessary for you to filter through the noise, discern truth, and act wisely in the world.
WFA & CPR Certifications
Up your skill level by earning certifications through immersive hands-on training in both Wilderness First Aid and CPR.
Invest in your future by receiving a $500 scholarship towards Excel College tuition when you go through the camp.
Receive college credit from Excel College in Critical Thinking by completing the Summer Leadership Camp.
Grow in community
What the Campers are Saying...
It has a lot to do with leading yourself well and learning how to do that before going and leading others. It’s not just about having all this head knowledge, they teach you to actually have wisdom and live it out and practice being dependent on the Holy Spirit every day - listening, leaning in, and pressing in on him.
Discernment has been hard for me, because I’ve been a follower of the crowd and of what other people were doing. But for me, [this camp] has been helping me to be able to critically think through and discern what to say.
I’m not an outdoorsy person at all. I was just going to go and get through the camping part and then I’ll be done, and I’ll survive and it’ll be okay. But I actually really enjoyed it a lot, so that was surprising! I think my favorite part was the rock climbing, which I was a little bit nervous about, but it was actually really fun!
Just seeing other people with the same kind of hunger that I have - being in a community with other like-minded people, having campfire talks and deep conversations - it’s great.