Montana has some of the best recreational areas in the nation and Summit Prep's campus is close to many of them. One of the goals of Summit Prep is to help students engage in the out of doors and find their passions. Staff design purposeful activities to get students in to the community and practice the therapeutic and social skills they are learning on campus.
With each season there are many activities that are of interest to our students. In the winter the students have the opportunity to ski and snowboard up to 3 times a week. Hitting the slopes of Big Mountain is a favorite, but many students also enjoy snowshoeing and hiking on campus.
This summer has been a busy one for the Summit Prep community. The students have enjoyed the area lakes, trails, and Glacier National Park. Weekend schedules are set to capture as many opportunities as possible. Here is an example of a weekend on campus. The students divided out by teams and participated in a variety of outdoor options. Team Blue played Disc Golf on our campus course, and Team Red participated in a 5K run in an area park. Team Ocean headed to Avalanche Lake for a day of water fun. Three teams participated in some out of doors community service activities; Team Platinum headed to Whitefish to do some trail worked and teams Neon and Gold stained the sheds on the campus retreat site. All in all the students had a grand time enjoying the sunshine, their teammates' company, and beautiful surroundings of Big Sky Country.