For Students

For Students

When students elevate their vision for their lives and relationships, challenge themselves beyond their limits, learn from inspiring mentors, and strengthen each other in a spirit of support, we call that elevation. And it’s magic. Come!

Here’s how to get started

  • If your school has an ongoing relationship with us, similar to Williamsburg Academy, then you can enroll in an outdoor course through your school.
  • If you want your school to schedule a develop with us, email a link to www.elevationoutdoors.org to a teacher or administrator, and ask him or her to contact us.

Are you up for leadership?

The world is starving for leadership. Is your life so noisy you can’t hear the call?

Life holds colossal challenges and incredible opportunities for each of us. Have you paused lately to listen?

The world needs leaders with elevated vision, elevated relationships, elevated leadership–are you preparing?

If you want to live, love and lead more powerfully, join with other motivated students and a rare group of inspiring mentors at our next elevation. At elevation, the canyon walls protect us from the insecurities, shortsightedness and noise that normally fill our lives. No cell phones, no make up–just you, just us.

Your life’s map and compass are instructing you to leave the trails in your backyard and scramble up uncharted hills. If you do hard things now, you’ll be ready for the epic mountain peeks on the horizon. Elevation is a safe place where we push ourselves and support each other, we practice our leadership and we leave our comfort zones.

What challenge will you take on?

You burn out trying to get past the crux on an impossibly hard rock climb. You want nothing worse than to be lowered so you can rest your pumping arms. Instead, your haggard fingers find the pockets; you try again.
Your team needs decisive action in the simulation. You’re their leader and you’re terrified you’ll fail them. You open your mouth to speak.
All your senses are screaming to get away from the cliff. You desperately plead with your senses to chill out as you back toward the edge.
You’ve been alone in nature with nothing more than journal and pen for three hours. While pondering your relationships, you realize you need to mend things with your dad or friend or sibling – you have to swallow your pride, make yourself vulnerable.
Your shoulders and arms are on fire and you’re 30 feet off the ground. Everyone is watching as you awkwardly struggle to slide the ascension devices up the rope. You are still 45 feet from the top.
You look into the eyes of another student, from just 12 inches away, for two full minutes. It’s hard to face their vulnerability – to allow them to see yours. You can’t laugh it off – you have to accept them.
You have to eat your own cooking. Need we say more?

When students elevate their vision for their lives and relationships, challenge themselves beyond their limits, learn from inspiring mentors, and strengthen each other in a spirit of support, we call that elevation. And it’s magic. Come!

Looking for photos of your adventure?

Find the Adventure Report.