The Summit Origin Story

The story of Summit’s founding, as told by the three founders of Summit Achievement Chris Mays, Adam Tsapis & Will White Chris Mays In 1980, I started working with Outward Bound (OB) on Hurricane Island in Maine. I held a number of positions in the organization and met my wife, Candide Kane, there. At OB […]

Staff Spotlight: Emma B!

Emma is one of our amazing field staff here at Summit Achievement and Summit Traverse. She is hardworking, kind, and a valuable member of our community! Emma was recently nominated for the prestigious Ember Award through the OBH Council (Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare). The Ember Award honors those who are exemplary in their role as field […]

Summit Achievement earns prestigious Academic Accreditation.

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has awarded Summit Achievement with its prestigious academic accreditation. Summit is one of the few treatment programs in the nation that has achieved this prestigious accreditation from NEASC, which has been accrediting New England’s independent and public schools since 1885. Our CEO, Nichol Ernst, LCSW, pointed […]