Outdoor Adventures

Summit Experience


Camp Lead

Fact: Summer programs develop lifelong skills, promote resiliency and curb summer learning loss. Only 10% of marginalized youth attend summer camp.

Finding: Intentional and integrated lessons foster relational growth and enhance life skills.  Camp LEAD has a significant impact and effect on well-being. Additionally, our capstone experience performed twice as well as a typical youth program with an outdoor component. 

LEADers experience wilderness adventures during the summer. These trips expose youth to new environments and challenge them apply grit, empathy, and perseverance.

Each year, we have the opportunity of experiencing a journey of firsts with our LEADers. For some, it is their first time to leave Houston, first time to attend camp, or their first time flying.

Campers connect with peers in a new way. They learn to work together on ropes courses, support and encourage each other, and face new challenges. LEADers create a connection with community and place through outdoor adventures.

Summer journeys are a catalyst for LEADers to apply social emotional lessons beyond the classroom and help drive further impact.