Our Mission

Peak 7 exists to provide a first-rate outdoor adventure experience that engages youth spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally to help them realize a greater potential.

Our Vision

Serve Youth: We provide opportunities to participate in programs regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.

Challenge Participants: We provide programs which enable participants to overcome their perceived limits.

Safety: We are committed to following and enforcing rigorous safety standards.

Inspire hope and reveal the Creator: “I lift up my eyes to the mountain, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2

Why Outdoor Adventure?

The Reason for Adventure

Time spent in nature positively affects us physically, mentally, and spiritually, creating an opportunity for us to connect with God through the wonder and beauty of the world He created for us to live in. Outdoor adventure is a way to experience nature that allows us to find ourselves in remote and extraordinary places that require resources and experience to access, and as a result are visited by a small percentage of the population. Many people do not see themselves as belonging in the wilderness or do not have the ability to safely access these areas. We are committed to being a part of creating space in the outdoors where people from marginalized communities belong and are welcome.

The Power of Adventure

Outdoor adventure provides an unmatched arena in which to challenge ourselves, push our limits, and express ourselves through action. Young people are at a time in their lives when they are establishing their identities, discovering what they are capable of, and setting their expectations for the future. By inviting them to participate in new experiences and encouraging them to challenge their perception of their limitations, we can provide opportunities for youth to build confidence, increase their sense of self-efficacy, and help foster resilience.

The Meaning of Adventure

For each participant on our trips, the adventure has a unique place as part of their story. It may allow them to practice teamwork and trust, find themselves to be more capable than they expected, or reconnect with a sense of child-like joy and play. It may be a context in which they are able to hear and understand in a new way that there is a God who loves and cares about them. Whatever the impact, our goal is to create a space where they can see and experience God through the beauty of creation around them, share who they are with others in their community, and hopefully, leave the trip with a stronger understanding of how much they are valued and loved.

Commitment to Safety

In everything we do, safety is our utmost concern. Our desire is to create an environment in which each participant is challenged and their perceived limits are stretched while maintaining confidence in each individual’s safety.

We take the well-being of each young person on our trips very seriously. While safety is something no one can guarantee, we do our best to mitigate risk. Through decisive planning, thorough training, well maintained equipment, and top notch leadership, we have maintained a great safety record. While there is inherent risk in all outdoor activities, we continually evaluate the risks associated with each of our programs to provide our first-rate experiences while keeping safety a priority.

As our staff have undergone rigorous training to maintain the highest safety standards, they also teach and give each participant the tools needed to identify and mitigate risk while on each adventure. We hope that this education will not only continue to favor our wonderful safety record, but also bring additional safety into each participant’s personal outdoor pursuits.

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