Summit is a weekend-long retreat offered in May and October for 16-18 year olds focusing on life skills. On these weekends, a 1:1 teen-to-counselor ratio is utilized to enhance the mentoring aspect of these retreats!

Summit began in May 2007 to further opportunities for OFC volunteers to be a part of the teens lives who attended Onward & Upward weekend retreat (the rest of the story, again), thus continuing relationships, and improving the teen’s chance for a self-sufficient, successful transition into adulthood.

The 1:1 ratio used on Summit retreats enriches relationships formed and builds trust between the teen and counselor as they work through sessions on life skills. Activities on Summit retreats include canoeing, paintball, zip line, various waterfront activities, and team-based organized games.