July 21-24

Summit Mountain Series Weekend Retreat

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Join Summit for a summer weekend retreat in Eden, Utah. 

This weekend begins on Friday afternoon, July 21 with checkout Monday morning, July 24.



In addition to the many activities we typically provide, this weekend will also include:

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Amelia Boone
World Champion Obstacle Course Racer

Known as  "The Queen of Pain," Amelia Boone is a 4x world champion and one of the most decorated obstacle course racers on the planet. Her accolades include winning the Spartan Race World Championships, being the only 3x winner of the World's Toughest Mudder, and ranking among Sports Illustrated’s “50 Fittest Women.” Perhaps the penultimate weekend warrior, Amelia juggles the demands of competing as an elite endurance athlete while still working full-time as an attorney for Apple.


Scott Keneally
Writer & Director, Rise of the Sufferfests

Scott Keneally is the writer/director behind Rise of the Sufferfests, the first feature documentary about the global obstacle course racing phenomenon. The film explores the history of the sport, psychology behind it, personalities that drive it, and asks WTF it says about the world we’re living in. Specifically: why the hell is everyone suddenly paying for pain?



Jane Kim
Summit Artist in Residence & Founder at Inkdwell

Jane Kim is an artist, science illustrator and founder of Ink Dwell. Jane specializes in large-scale murals, created with the purpose of promoting advocacy of the natural world. She has created works for institutions including the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Aquarium, de Young Museum, Smithsonian, and Yosemite National Park.


Thor Halvorssen
Founder, Human Rights Foundation

Thor Halvorssen is a human rights advocate and film producer. He began advocating for human rights as a teenager in 1989 in London by organizing opposition to South African apartheid. Described by the New York Times as a “champion of the underdog and the powerless,” he is president of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation, an organization devoted to liberating political prisoners and challenging dictatorships. He is founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum, an annual global gathering described by The Economist as a "human-rights equivalent of the Davos economic forum."


Abdalaziz Alhamza
Award-Winning Syrian Journalist, Human Rights Defender, and Activist

Abdalaziz Alhamza is an award-winning Syrian journalist, human rights defender, and activist. He is the founder and spokesperson of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), a nonpartisan, independent news outlet that exposes the atrocities committed by the Assad regime and extremist groups in Syria. The New York Times named him "Syria's White Rose" for his work. In 2016, he was awarded the Ischia International Journalism Award, the Civil Courage Prize and named a Top Global Thinker by Foreign Policy.


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Ben Hudson
Singer / Songwriter

Multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and DJ Ben Hudson (a.k.a Mr Hudson) has a knack for major hooks, soaring melodies, bright synths and crushing beats. With two critically acclaimed albums under his belt, including collaborations with everyone from Kanye West to Jay Z, Duran Duran to Nile Rodgers, Mr. Hudson has become one  of the most sought after artists/producers in the industry.



Jared Cohen

NYC native Disgonuts (aka Jared Cohen) is the co-founder of Bushwick vinyl-centric loft party “538 Rekert Party” and curates a monthly disco at Bizarre Bar in Brooklyn. Infusing his sets with jazz, funk, deep house and disco, he believes dancing is a vital form of self expression.


Rafael Casal
Writer / Poet

Hailing from the Bay Area, musician, writer, producer, and poet Rafael Casal was a champion of the National Poetry Slam as a teen, and has since performed at hundreds of venues across the country, sharing the stage with greats like Carole King, Kanye West, Ludacris, Lauryn Hill, Alanis Morissette, and George Clinton. His music projects include The Monster LP, Mean Ones, The Bay Boy Mixtape, and, most recently, Black Mushroom, a collaboration with Nico Cary.




July 21, 2017

12:00 PM: Check-in begins at the newly opened Bower Lodge 

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Afternoon: Spa services, wagon ride, welcome hike, yoga

3:00 PM: Programming commences. We recommend arriving at SLC airport between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. to ensure you don't miss any of the festivities

Evening: Pre-dinner talk, dinner, evening entertainment until late


Day 2
July 22, 2017

Morning: Workout, breakfast, group run, horseback riding, adventure hikes, spa services, guided mountain-bike rides

Afternoon: Programming kicks off with our first speaker, lunch at Sky Lodge, fishing, guided mountain biking, archery tag, cook with the Summit chefs

Evening: Yoga, pre-dinner talk, dinner, evening entertainment until late



Day 3
July 23, 2017

Morning: Workout, breakfast, harvesting and learning about produce at Sandhill Farms, hiking

Afternoon: Brunch, spa services at the Lake House, yoga, boating and lake activities 

Evening: Arts and crafts, community dinner, evening entertainment until late


July 24, 2017

Morning: Guests must check-out of lodging by 11:00 AM




  • 3 days and nights of programming

  • Many activities and wellness experiences (some cost extra)

  • Talks and moderated discussions with leading minds

  • Meals and snacks

  • Evening music, comedy, and other performances

Flights and travel to and from Eden, Utah are not included. See our refund policy.

Attendee pricing

Per adult: $1,400

Per child 6-17 yrs old: $725

Per child 1-5 yrs old: free

Costs not inclusive of lodging. You may select your lodging options and indicate guests upon checkout. 

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