Equipping young adults to climb to new personal heights


The Ascent Gap Year Internship provides High School graduates with a short-term, full-time, camp ministry experience. That is, students are equipped both personally and professionally in character based servant leadership.  Each Ascent student will leave with a better understanding of him or herself, have clear direction of God’s purpose for their life, and an action plan to fulfill that purpose.

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The choice between college and the workplace is scary. With the rising costs of college tuitions, going in without a plan can be frustrating and expensive. That's why a Gap Year is important. The Ascent Gap Year Program will give you the freedom to explore options, find your passions, and will focus on intentional education to leave you prepared for any path.

No two students learn at the same pace or style. The Ascent Program offers a variety of ways to learn both in and outside of the classroom.

Core Curriculums

  • Character and Leadership Development
  • Biblical Studies and Worldview Formation
  • Career Life Skills
  • People/Team Management Skills
  • Personal Finances
  • Healthy Relationships

Study Styles

  • Practicum time
  • Self-directed study
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Bible study groups

Spiritual Growth

We believe that a vital and growing relationship with Jesus Christ is central to our lives. That is why the Ascent Gap Year Program is focused on teaching Biblical principles, living in Christian community, and encouraging involvement in the local church.



Why Take A Gap Year?

More and more colleges and universities are supporting students who choose to forego college in favor of a Gap Year. Studies have shown that students who take a Gap Year benefit from Higher Academic Performance, Easier Job Placement, and Increased Maturity Levels

Bri's Story

Brianna's Ascent experience helped equip her to be where she is today.


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Program Features

Tuition Based Program

Scholarships Available

Housing Provided

Select Meals Provided

September - May

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Student Qualifications

Must be at least 18 years old

Must be able to lift, bend, and twist

Must be able to communicate well


Earn College Credit

Ascent Graduates are eligible for up to 18 credits through Grace Bible College's Adult and Online Education Program, which has degrees in Leadership and Ministry, Business, and Human Services.

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