One of the best contexts for discovery is experiential learning.  This is a type of learning that requires action, reflection, and an undetermined result.  In a word, spiritual formation requires adventure.

Greg Robinson
Adventure and the Way of Jesus

When we venture forth, we set out on a path that ultimately leads us to where we need to go in order to become what we’re meant to be.

Kerry Walters
Soul Wilderness: A desert spirituality

The key is students in the applied setting leading real groups.  That is what sets this internship apart.  Some programs have months of training but you really never lead real people on trips.  You just lead your co-staff members/students. Coldwater has found a way to let students lead trips for clients or guests and not just each other.

Dr. Greg Robinson
Outdoor Leadership Ministries Program, John Brown University