Students come to Summit from varying backgrounds with a range of different personalities and interests. One thing that tends to bring them together is the shared experience of the expeditions. They work closely together as a team and learn to value each other’s varied offerings and skills. Many students make strong connections with members of their team or staff while at Summit. Our clinicians and staff are trained in helping students develop social skills and work through the nuances of interpersonal relationships. Realizing that you are not alone in some of your life struggles can be very eye opening for students and brings about a certain compassion and understanding amongst peers. At the very least, they learn valuable skills about how to be a productive member of a team and to respect those around them, regardless of differences.