By investing in our youth, the PEAK Initiative fosters exploration and discovery for young people through experience-based learning. The commitment is long-term, a progressive journey of character development that spans from age 7 to adulthood.
The PEAK Initiative’s approach to leadership development is driven by best practices in social-emotional learning and experiential education with proven results. Our success has led us to expand our offerings beyond summer camp to include after-school and weekend offerings, year-round. To date, we have served thousands of youth through
Each year, over 500 Milwaukee-area youth are engaged
in PEAK Initiative programming.
Our programs are offered year-round, in-school,
after-school, on the weekends, and of course, during
In 2018, 74% of our participants returned for summer programming after having participated for 1 or more
The PEAK Initiative’s approach to leadership development is driven by best practices in social-emotional learning and experiential education with proven results. The Milwaukee-based organization’s commitment to youth is long-term, a progressive journey of character development that spans from age 7 to adulthood. To date, we have served thousands of youth through our programs.
Through a variety of Milwaukee-based programs, youth ages 7 - 17 can explore their interests, build on their strengths, pursue their passions, develop their skills, and share their gifts with others. Learn More
Based at our 650-acre resident camp facility (Lake Valley Camp) in Boscobel WI, our camp serves as the PEAK lab for immersive self-exploration and social and emotional learning. Learn More
PEAK offers a variety of programming at our school partner sites designed to improve school climate by helping youth attain the social and emotional skills that will allow them to successfully navigate any situation. Learn More
Based at our Milwaukee campus, our community-based programming gives youth opportunities to build relationships around the city while offering a safe space to explore interests & develop leadership skills. Learn More
FROM OUR ALUMNI
I try to apply all of the beliefs that I learned at camp in my everyday life… they help me become a better citizen, community member, and friend.