Georgia


Summit Summer is a two-week conference where students experience spiritual growth as they explore relevant cultural topics to help them think deeper about their personal faith and convictions. Students engage with like-minded peers, ages 16-25, and learn to think well about their faith, purpose, and identity with world-class faculty.

Summit Summer is a two-week conference where students experience spiritual growth as they explore relevant cultural topics to help them think deeper about their personal faith and convictions. Students engage with like-minded peers, ages 16-25, and learn to think well about their faith, purpose, and identity with world-class faculty.

Spend Two Full Weeks in Georgia with Summit.

Our Georgia Summit offers attendees thoughtful lectures, open forum Q&A with our faculty, and small group discussions. Perched on top of Lookout Mountain, students experience the splendor of the panoramic mountain views of Chattanooga, TN, the Tennessee River, historic Civil War-era battlegrounds, and seven adjacent states.

Activities on the mountain include the Incline railway into Chattanooga, Rock City (with magical rock formations, and a stroll along the 4,100-foot Enchanted Trail to Lover’s Leap), dozens of miles of hiking and running trails, and Ruby Falls (the nation’s tallest and deepest underground waterfall). Off-campus activities include white water rafting on the Ocoee River (with five miles of continuous Class IV rapids), paddleboarding, kayaking or canoeing on the Tenessee River, a visit to the Tennessee Aquarium (where you can enjoy playful penguins, touch a stingray, and marvel at otters, giant catfish, and sharks), or stroll across the historic Walnut Street Bridge followed by a picnic along the riverfront at Coolidge Park. There’s something for every interest at Lookout Mountain.

Covenant College

Covenant College will offer a scholarship of  $10,000 to any new student who attends the Summit Student Conference and then enrolls as a student at Covenant. The scholarship will award $2,500 per year for up to four years, as long as academic standards are met in line with this scholarship. Explore Covenant College programs here.

2021 Georgia Conference Date

Session 1: June 6th–June 19th

What To Expect Each Day

Every morning starts with morning traditions: the pledge of allegiance, amazing grace, morning devotional, and prayer.

Every afternoon students enjoy a few hours of free time. After dinner, each evening session begins with live worship and ends with a classroom session or small groups.

Activities coming soon… 

Travel Plans

Students may travel to Lookout Mountain, Georgia by car or plane. The closest airport is the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. However, Covenant College is located within driving distance of several other airports. Below is a list of those airports, and the approximate driving time between each city and Covenant College.

Flight Information

Airports Serving Lookout Mountain, Georgia

  • Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
    • ~30 minutes from Covenant College
    • Eastern Time Zone
  • Nashville International Airport
    • 2 hours 16 minutes from Covenant College
    • Central Time Zone
  • Birmingham International Airport
    • 2 hours 26 minutes from Covenant College
    • Central Time Zone
  • Hartsfield­-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
    • 2 hours 22 minutes from Covenant College
    • Eastern Time Zone

Arrival Times

Please make airline reservations to arrive at Covenant College on the first Sunday of your session between Noon and 5:00 PM.

Departure Times

Please make arrangements to depart on the morning of the second Saturday of your session. Summit shuttle vans run to Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport from 4:00 AM-10:00 AM on that morning.

Airport Shuttle to Covenant College

If you choose to fly into Atlanta, Birmingham, or Nashville, the best option is to use Groome Transportation ground shuttle from the airport to the college — or call (800) 896-­9928. 

Summit provides shuttle transportation to and from the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. ($20 each way)

Driving Information

If you drive your own car, please plan to keep your vehicle on campus throughout the conference. If you have trouble finding Summit staff when you arrive, please call Summit Ministries at 719.685.2866.

Carpool Options

In order to protect the privacy of attendees, we cannot provide names or contact information of individuals seeking to carpool. We suggest you visit our Summit Facebook page to connect directly with students driving from your area.

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Extracurricular

Summit isn’t only about classes. We plan plenty of fun adventures! Every afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to connect with others by playing sports, games, going off-campus, or maybe taking a nap!

Activities on the mountain include the Incline Railway into Chattanooga, Rock City (with magical rock formations, and a stroll along the 4,100-foot Enchanted Trail to Lover’s Leap), dozens of miles of hiking and running trails, and Ruby Falls (the nation’s tallest and deepest underground waterfall).

Off-campus activities include white water rafting on the Ocoee River (with five miles of continuous Class IV rapids), paddleboarding, kayaking or canoeing on the Tennessee River, a visit to the Tennessee Aquarium (where you can enjoy playful penguins, touch a stingray, and marvel at otters, giant catfish, and sharks), or stroll across the historic Walnut Street Bridge followed by a picnic along the riverfront at Coolidge Park. There’s something for every interest at Lookout Mountain.

Students may sign up for these additional off-site activities once they arrive at our conference. Some of these activities require permission waivers to be signed by a parent. Please download and sign waivers on the Summit website for any activities you think you might want to do. Bring your signed waivers with you to the conference.

Get Started!

Do you have more questions about Student Conferences? Fill out this quick interest form or call our office today.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM Mountain Time
Phone: 719.685.9103