by Victoria Terry, Florida Gratitude is the only word I have to define my experience at Summit. It is surreal to know that I learned how to help people where they are, and that God came and met me where I was. My journey to Summit was nothing short of a miracle and I’m so excited to share it with you. I spent all four of my High School years in Kenya, Africa with my… Read More →Victoria Terry
By: Liz Koh, Singapore My experience at Summit reminds me of the uphill climb from downtown Manitou Springs to the Summit hotel. I had to trust God to get me to the top. To be honest, traveling 9,000 miles away from my country to the other half of the earth without any friends scared me. From the food to the slang, many things were foreign and weird to me. I didn’t know that peanut butter… Read More →Liz Koh
by: Abby Kilman, Missouri Session One of Summit 2019 was no doubt a whirlwind of crazy moments. Snow in May. Sinus infections and pink eye were running rampant. Sitting on top of the bus, staring at one of God’s most beautiful creations, the stars, and galaxies above us. Running out of ink of my favorite pen halfway through one of the fastest lectures. 70 pages of notes, around 55 lectures. So many statistics, and yet… Read More →Abby Kilman
By: Scott Northway, V.P. of Programs How would you answer questions like, “So, what are you doing this summer? Better yet, how are you getting ready for what’s after high school? How do you know that you’ll be ready? How will you pay for college?” These direct questions can be answered with enthusiasm, uncertainty, or an eye-roll. Students, we get it—with rising costs of tuition at +275% since 1985, increasing college debt with an average… Read More →How Summit Impacts Your Future
By Isabelle Ingalls The day I flew into Colorado for staff training, it was storming. Threatening clouds covered the airport, and the winds forced us to circle the flight path again and again. Twice, three times, four, five; I began to worry as we repeatedly had to turn away from Pikes Peak. When the pilot announced that we had only enough fuel for one more circle before being forced to return to Denver, I had an… Read More →Love Goes Further: My Experience Staffing at Summit
In today’s culture students are looking for meaning but also community. Many fear that standing for the truth of a biblical worldview will leave them isolated and alone. That’s where Summit came to the rescue of Rayann, a student attending Summit’s first session of the summer. Rayann was recently adopted by a Christian family and surrendered her life to Jesus. Hoping to spend time “alone with Jesus” this summer, she discovered Summit through an internet… Read More →Students learn true identity at Summit Conference
Spring Branch, TX | 18 years old My phone broke on the very first morning. I spilled water on my bed. I caught a cold. I had to take two very cold showers. And I had the best time of my life. These unforgettable past two weeks at Summit Ministries have been a game changer in my life and walk with God, and despite any mishaps, I wouldn’t give them up for the world. My… Read More →Rebecca James
Bellaire, TX | 17 years old “Beep Beep Beep,” my alarm was going off on the second Wednesday of session three; it was time for the “Manly Man Hike.” I struggled with two options — roll back over and get another hour of sleep or get up and get moving. Thankfully I chose the first. The trail was easy at first, but as it sloped upwards it became increasingly more difficult. As I hiked up… Read More →Cole Reynolds
Auburn, AL | 20 years old When I was asked to write a blog about my experience at Summit Ministries, it became hard to put into words the immense impact it has had on my life in just two short months. Coming into the staff for my first time gave me a lot of anxiety and questions. I did not feel qualified. However, I quickly learned that God chooses ordinary people to accomplish the extraordinary.… Read More →Maddie Krajeski – Staff
Ashland, OH | 19 years old Many things could be said about what being on staff at Summit is like. I could talk about the incredible leadership, great friendships, brilliant lectures and of course, the surrounding beauty of the mountains. However, one theme rises above all the others: The importance of truth and relationship. Never have I seen such a vivid picture of what truth and relationship intertwined looks like then while working alongside this… Read More →Caleb Karnosh
AnnaClaire shares about her Summit experience in the beginning and in the very end of her time at Summit Colorado.
Summit teachers actually encouraged us to come to our own conclusions instead of taking their word on it. At the end of the day, they wanted us to go through the Bible to find for ourselves what it says about Marxism, homosexuality, and feminism; then they challenged us to go to history and science books to test for truth.