Adventures and active time are a large part of the formational education we promote during this program. Three afternoons of the week are dedicated to on-site recreation. Our retreat setting during the fall semester will provide plenty of fun opportunities like hiking, exploring, playing fields, spike ball, basketball, volleyball, and much more. Indoor recreation includes foosball, ping-pong, board games, etc. During the spring semester, our Manitou campus will offer direct access to historic Manitou Springs, Colorado, and all it has to showcase, such as shopping, restaurants, hiking, sightseeing, and an old-fashioned “penny arcade.”
Students will partake in weekly adventures as part of the curriculum to explore nature, build relationships, and make real-life connections with the content learned in the classroom. Adventures are likely to include activities such as hiking, backpacking, sightseeing, exploring, camping, caving, rock climbing, canyoneering, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, skiing/snowboarding, and cultural experiences such as opera, theatre, museums, and visiting historical sights. Each semester will have at least one multi-day outing: a trip to Utah for a canyoneering adventure during the fall and a theological mission trip in the spring.