Posted: Feb 24, 2007, 09:13
Ray Baier - Director
The Christian Outdoor Leadership Training program (C.O.L.T.) provides troubled teens help with overcoming the conflicts they are struggling with by sharing the Christian life in an atmosphere of outdoor adventure and a focus on Christian character development. The COLT program is an accelerated and intensive model created to give families immediate crisis relief, short term options, and excellent Christian guidance and counseling.
"Today's teens face a world most parents would not have imagined when they were growing up. Drugs, alcohol, sex, violence, and rebellion are destroying lives daily. Many hurting teens lash out as they lose hope in life. Suicide is at an all time high." The COLT website states the school "interrupts this downward spin with adventurous and challenging activities led by our experienced, professional staff."
COLT is a Christian based program designed to communicate the life changing power of living a Christ centered life. Activities are an integral part of the COLT program with activities taught by experienced professionals who provide challenging new opportunities to learn outdoor recreational and other employment skills. These activities include: hiking, camping, rafting, fishing, horse back riding, X-country and downhill skiing, as well as snowboarding.
[The information for the COLT School came directly from their website.]