Student Conferences: Tennessee
Sports: After spending the morning and early afternoon in the classroom listening to fascinating lectures and interacting with speakers, participants will have few hours of free time in the beautiful outdoors every afternoon! Most afternoons organized games of ultimate freebie, sand volleyball, soccer, bombardment, and more will be held. Whether you get excited about running around for several hours or just enjoy watching (and cheering!), there will be plenty of excitement on the sports fields.
Indoor: If the outdoors (the longer the better ☺)aren’t your thing, students can discuss the day’s lectures, play pool or foosball, or play guitars (Feel free to bring your instruments to Summit. Those that can easily fit in a dorm room!) in the Latimer Student Center during the afternoon.
Performance Night: A tradition of the Tennessee Summit is the famous performance night. Bring your instruments, funny or unique talents, skits, etc. and try out for this exciting evening. Just to be honest – it IS hard to land a spot in this show!
Downtown: Dayton, a small, quaint southern town, is home of the historic Scopes Trial. Students can explore the museum during a free afternoon and learn fascinating facts regarding this famous trial.
Service Projects: Another way to spend an enjoyable afternoon during Summit is engaging in several opportunities to serve the community. A recent addition to Summit’s program in Tennessee is the opportunity to take the ideas talked about at Summit and put them into action – serving the community that students are placed in for two weeks.
Whitewater Rafting : During the middle Sunday, students have the option to hit the Ocoee rapids of East Tennessee. Some of the best whitewater rivers in the county, the Ocoee boasts the location for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Whitewater Competition. For years Summit has teamed up with Adventures Unlimited for a fabulous day on (and sometimes in) the water! (Cost: $65-70)
Fort Bluff: Another favorite activity of the Tennessee Summit is the afternoon spent at Fort Bluff. All students and staff load into buses to head up Dayton Mountain for an afternoon of mini-golf, hiking, the waterslide, and many more activities.
Rock Climbing: Added just this year, students will now have the opportunity to head to Chattanooga to try their skills at indoor rock-climbing. From beginner auto-belay walls to top ropes, leading climbing, and a 3,000 square foot bouldering area, there will be something for every student to enjoy at their own level. (Cost: $35-40)
Paintball: Also new this year, students will get to explore the awesome outdoor facility of Insane Paintball in Chattanooga, TN. Make sure to bring old clothes and closed toed shoes for this optional outdoor adventure. (Cost: $50-$55)