• Lion’s S.T.E.M. and Leadership Camp

    Student leadership is one of the most important aspects of an education; however, schools usually do not spend a great deal of time actively engaging students in leadership activities. It is important that Columbia students have the opportunity to experience leadership and to focus on ethics, management, and citizenship. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) is key to understanding the natural world and having the knowledge to make decisions concerning issues in society from a basis of knowledge, rather than opinion or belief. Our future technological development is dependent upon a well-developed S.T.E.M. intelligence.


    Chewelah Peak Learning Center

    Chewelah Peak is a year-round facility located 50 miles north of Spokane. The Center sits at the 4,000-foot level of Chewelah Peak on 20 acres of wilderness land. It first opened its doors in September 2003 to support outdoor learning for K-12 students in eastern Washington. Chewelah Peak Learning Center offers a wide array of amenities to K-12 school groups, higher education institutions and other organizations that share in our mission.

    Chewelah Peak plays host each summer to AWSP’s student leadership camps as well as year-round outdoor science education programs that offer students exciting hands on learning opportunities aligned to state standards. The facility is also often used for team-building exercises, as well as conferences, picnics, and ski & stay.