What is a Summer Training Program?
Each summer The Navigators® Collegiate Ministries provide multiple intensive summer growth initiatives called a Summer Training Programs (STPs) in different regions of the country. The Blue Ridge and Florida Collegiate regions offer the "Smoky Mountain Summer" Summer Training Program. Students live, play, work, and learn with other college students for eight weeks in Pigeon Forge, TN. Each student works a full time job during the day and participates in Bible studies, evangelistic outreaches, discipleship groups, ministry training, fellowship, and other activities during the week. These opportunities for fellowship, mentoring, guided experiences, and time in the Word create an ideal environment for students to grow in their relationship with Christ as well as develop ministry skills and leadership qualities. Summer Training Programs are operated and overseen by experienced full-time Navigator Staff.