Summer Leadership Camp

An adventurous 12-day camp crafted for passionate young leaders wanting to discover God’s truth, discern wisely, and live wholeheartedly.
Ages 16 - 18.

Blue Ridge Mountain Adventures

Rock Climbing

River Rafting

Hiking & Camping

First Aid & CPR Training

Christian Leadership Training

Servant Leadership

Critical Thinking

Prayer & Worship

Students Walk Away With...

College Credit

Students will receive college credit from Excel College through the completion of the Summer Leadership Camp.

Critical Thinking Skills

Students will learn Critical Thinking skills through the implementation of various methods in the classroom.

Excel College Scholarship

Not only will students receive college credit from Excel, they'll also receive a scholarship for Excel College.

First Aid Certification

Students will learn First Aid training through hands-on experience in the mountains of North Carolina.

CPR Certification

Students will receive CPR training from professionally trained instructors and medical professionals.

Adventure Into


Join us on a journey of discovery in the Blue Ridge Mountains where you'll have the chance to forge lasting friendships with like-minded believers through fun-filled team building challenges, river rafting, CPR and First Aid training, and thrilling rock climbing adventures.


Engage in exhilarating experiences and enjoy meaningful conversations that will help you gain a deeper understanding of what truly matters. With a Philippians 4:8 focus on "whatsoever is true," you'll learn to sift through the noise of the world and tap into timeless wisdom of God that never changes.


Throughout the camp, we'll help you integrate all the lessons you've learned into a comprehensive strategy for wise, flourishing living. From critical thinking, to servant leadership, we'll delve into the most pressing issues facing the world today and explore how you can take Godly, loving action to live out His Kingdom on earth.

2023 Applications

Now Open


Summer of 2023

A twelve-day experience, Excel will be hosting two Summer Leadership Camps this summer with limited availability.
July 9 - July 21
July 23 - August 04


Black Mountain, NC

The camp will be hosted by Excel College, which is located in the small town of Black Mountain, NC. During their time here, students will spend several days exploring the mountains of Western North Carolina, as well as the nearby city of Asheville.


Rising Juniors & Seniors

This camp is for rising juniors and seniors who are hungry to become the next generation of young leaders that are equipped to discover, discern, and do.


Affordable & Worthwhile

Twelve days for $1,200, the cost covers housing, food, and all adventure expenses.

*Travel to and from the camp not included.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the age limits for the camp?

Campers must be 16 years old by September 30, 2022, and no older than 18 years old by the camp start dates. If a birthday is close, but not within, these cutoffs — you may still submit an application.

Depending on the circumstance, we may require additional application information to determine if the camp would be a beneficial experience for the applicant at that time.

Where will campers be staying?

There are 2 locations where campers will be housed for the duration of the camp — both are in or near Black Mountain, NC. During the first week, they will join our trained staff as they camp out in the nearby Pisgah National Forest, while they adventure and learn critical thinking through rock climbing, first aid/CPR training, and team-building games. For the second week, campers will reside at Excel’s Campus in Black Mountain.

What gear will campers be required to bring?

Students will all be sent a detailed packing list prior to the camp. Students will be provided with required gear and safety equipment for activities performed or notified of required gear in the packing list after acceptance to the camp.

If students already own equipment for any of the adventure activities we perform they may possibly be able to bring them to the camp, this will be approved on a case-by-case basis after students are accepted to the camp.

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