Daily Life at Ascent
At Summit Ascent we split our weeks between time spent on our campus, a local college campus, participating in a job shadow, and time spent out on adventure expeditions. While students are on campus they sleep in cabins with their group and attend classes with our teachers during the day. On Friday we pack up and head out on 3-day expeditions.
Campus Day: Sample Day on Campus
6:30am Wake up, Showers, Walks, or Exercise
7:30am Breakfast—Hot and cold choices such as awesome granola, cold cereal, eggs, fresh fruit, pancakes.
8:00am Community Chores
8:30am School—Small classes with no more than eight students in our Academic Building. Teachers are always there for support, individual therapy sessions also occur during this time.
12:00pm Lunch—Hot and cold choices as well as a salad bar and sandwiches.
12:30pm Community Chores
3:45pm Daily group, Internet free time, any necessary study hall.
6:00pm Dinner- Hot and cold choices as well as a salad bar.
6:30pm Community Chores
7:00pm Packing gear/food for upcoming wilderness expedition
9:00pm Free time in the cabin
White Mountain Community College
College day: Sample Day at WMCC
6:30am Wake up
7:30am Depart for North Conway, New Hampshire
8:00am Purchase breakfast at a local breakfast spot
9:00am Begin classes at WMCC in North Conway
Noon Lunch break
1pm Afternoon classes and/or job shadow
5pm Return to campus, free time
6:30pm Community chores
7:00pm Daily group, free time
Expeditions: Days, when you’re out on an expedition, will look different depending on the time of year, or activity that you’re doing. We head out on expeditions on Saturday and return on Monday.
Some examples of the activities you might do on expedition are:
- Rock Climbing
- Tyrolean Traverse
- Ice Climbing