Higher Purpose Summit: August 27-30th, 2015

The Higher Purpose Project is a global initiative that brings together individuals of all ages and cultures committed to elevating their level of impact in the world. We are an experiential platform, focused on creating unique environments that connect and expand leaders from different fields. 

How does The Higher Purpose Project do this?

Those that are accepted into The Higher Purpose Project have access to world class mentors, transformative training programs, and life long support from a hand selected community of leaders. Upon acceptance into the program, each member attends a Summit Experience: an intimate retreat that accelerates growth through mental and physical challenges, facilitates connection with leaders in different fields, and provides resources that can be utilized to create value in any pursuit.

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We are about building leaders, not consumers.

The Higher Purpose Project has made a conscious choice to build intimate experiences that allow attendees to get the personalized attention they need. For this reason, we limited each Summit Experience to 40 people and are very selective during our application process.

Are you a good fit for The Higher Purpose Project?

SUMMIT EXPERIENCE

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The Higher Purpose Summit: Atlanta, GA

March 19-22, 2015

The Higher Purpose Summit serves as an intense training ground for members of our community. Over the course of 4 days, attendees will experience groundbreaking ideas, physical challenges in nature, authentic connections, and new perspectives into how to live life at a higher level. Our leadership team consists of individuals that have created tremendous impact in their fields, providing powerful insight that can be applied to any pursuit.

Summit Keynote: Kerri Strug

Kerri Strug vaulted into Olympic history with her courageous performance during the 1996 Olympic Games.  Kerri landed an unforgettable vault on an injured ankle to help the U.S. clinch its first Olympic gold medal in the team gymnastics competition.  This gut-wrenching performance in Atlanta earned her fame well beyond the gymnastics and Olympic arenas, and taught the world the meaning of determination.  Despite her demanding schedule, Kerri volunteers her time and energy to a number of charitable causes including the Special Olympics, Children’s Miracle Network, DARE, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Childhelp.

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WHY APPLY?

 

8 Reasons Why

You Want To Be A Part Of The Higher Purpose Project

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You will build life-long relationships

947375_747057264251_138361979_n-2At The Higher Purpose Project, you will build intimate relationships that will elevate your support network. Members will have full access to mentors, fellow attendees, and Summit alumni to connect with personally and professionally. With such a powerful community hand selected from around the world, you will be part of something special.

You will elevate your impact as a leader

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Every facet of The Higher Purpose Project is focused on helping you elevate your impact. Over the course of 4 days, you will be put to the test mentally and physically through outdoor challenges and small group workshops that will explore beliefs, expand perspectives, and strengthen your foundation.

You will experience beautiful locations around the World

The Higher Purpose Project selects the most beautiful destinations around the world to hold Summit experiences. These carefully chosen locations in nature serve as the ideal training ground for personal growth, providing a safe and comfortable environment to disconnect from daily distractions.

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You will grow as an individual

Through participating in The Higher Purpose Project you will obtain new tools and practices that can promote growth in different areas of your life.

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You will have tons of fun

We believe that work and play are synonymous to living a fulfilling life. Individuals that attend the Summit will experience exciting outdoor activities, delicious food, powerful workshops, and cultural experiences from around the world. In addition, the fun and excitement extends beyond the Summit as you connect with the entire Higher Purpose Community through local events and gatherings.

You will develop skills to have a greater impact

283604_747054559671_827508000_nThrough the power of collaboration and the strength of our community, you will have the resources to make an impact. With members that have had success in nearly every industry, you will be presented with insight from life experience that can be applied to your pursuit.

You will have access to powerful leaders from around the world

There are very few events in the world that present the opportunity to have 1 on 1 discussions with people that are so highly regarded in their respective fields. Our experiences are kept extremely intimate to facilitate connection and collaboration among members of our platform. For more information on our team, please visit our “MENTOR” section.

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You will experience an environment created by award winning decorative and culinary artists

Every element of the Summit experience is intentionally designed to expand your creativity and provide feelings of warmth and comfort. We don’t believe in cookie cutter experiences and spend a great deal of time creating unique environments that empower and rejuvenate.

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Dan Adams

Dan Adams is a storyteller, systems builder, athlete, and human connector. His notable accomplishments include co-creating the 2012 ESPY award winning initiative, Mission Kilimanjaro, becoming an NCAA record holder, serving as a member of the US National Team, competing against Pacman Jones, Priest Holmes, and Rich Gannon on Season 4 of Pros vs Joes, and building upon his experiences in finance, film, and marketing to tell powerful stories. Through consistently finding new ways to create value, Dan has had the opportunity to meet many of the world’s strongest leaders. Dan brings to The Higher Purpose Project years of experience crafting powerful events and is excited to build upon his ability to connect and strengthen a new generation of leaders.

Victoria Gigante

Victoria Gigante is an author, consultant, teacher, and a certified yoga therapist with a double masters in psychology and psychological counseling from Columbia University. She is no stranger to setback, overcoming tremendous odds to serve as a Lieutenant in the Navy despite being born with a serious heart condition and asthma. After sailing around the World as an officer and creating the Academic Center For Excellence (ACE) at The US Merchant Marine Academy, she decided to leave her traditional career path to pursue a higher calling . Since that time, she’s lived in several different countries and visited all 50 US States by car, teaching and empowering individuals around the World as an author, coach, and consultant for Psych Central. Victoria brings to The Higher Purpose Project years of experience crafting and leading programs that provide a safe environment for people to step into their strength.

 

Higher Purpose Mentors

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By being a part of The Higher Purpose Project, you will have an opportunity to build intimate relationships with fellow change makers. During the Summit experience, all accepted applicants will be assigned to a mentor that will assist in providing resources, answering questions, and creating a comfortable, inclusive environment. Below, you will find a list of some of our past mentors.

HIGHER PURPOSE MENTORS

Kerri Strug

Kerri Strug is an Olympic gold medalist, that came into the national spotlight after her courageous performance in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Her gymnastics career helped build popularity in the sport and taught millions of people around the world the power of overcoming adversity. Following the end of her athletic career, she received her graduate degree from Stanford and gained experience in various industries. Despite her demanding schedule as the mother of two young children, Kerri works on behalf of the Department of Education and volunteers for a number of charitable causes.

Stacy Bare

An avid climber, skier, and mountaineer, Stacy Bare has transitioned his skill sets from the military into serving as the Director of Sierra Club’s Outdoor Recreation program. Named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his work with veterans, he’s also the recipient of the Bronze Star for merit and combat action badge for his service in Iraq. Stacy currently serves as an ambassador for North Face and continues to create new adventures that empower people to embrace the outdoors.

Pat Solomon

Pat Solomon is a commercial and film director that created the award winning documentary, “Finding Joe”, focused on the work of Joseph Campbell and the power of the hero’s journey. Based in Southern California, Pat is a father, avid surfer, and outdoor enthusiast always looking for the next adventure. 

kyle-maynardKyle Maynard

Born without arms and legs, Kyle never succumbed to the idea of limitation. An avid wrestler, Kyle won 32 matches his senior year in high school despite losing every match for 2 1/2 years . Not content with his athletic achievements as a teenager, he fought an MMA fight against an abled body opponent that was featured in the ESPN documentary “A Fighting Chance”. In 2011, he co-created Mission Kilimanjaro with HPP Co-Founder Dan Adams, focused on confronting fears and limited perceptions to reach the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro without assistance. He succeeded and became the only man to crawl up Africa’s largest peak, winning his second ESPY for male disabled athlete of the year. 

erik-weihenmayerErik Weihenmayer

Erik dealt with adversity early in life when he lost his vision and was forced to ask the bigger questions. Those questions led him to the world’s highest peaks, becoming the first blind person to reach the summit of Mt Everest on May 25, 2001 and complete the seven summits the following year. Erik is the founder of No Barriers USA and spends his free time white water kayaking, acrobatic skydiving, long distance biking, marathon running, skiing, and free style rock climbing.

jeff-evansJeff Evans

An avid adventure seeker, Jeff served as the “eyes” for blind climber, Erik Weihenmayer, in his quest to become the first blind man to summit Mt. Everest. Since the 2001 expedition, Jeff founded the adventure company, Mountain Vision, and has appeared in several documentaries and television shows. Currently, Jeff serves as a motivational speaker and expedition guide for Soldiers To Summits.

karen-lundgrenKaren Lundgren

Karen is the 9th American woman to summit Mt. Everest and the only mother in the world to take her 13 year old step son along for the journey. In 2011, she completed the Seven Summits and helped her step son to become the youngest person to accomplish this feat. In addition to mountaineering, Karen is a former All-American Skier and has participated in adventure races on every continent around the world. We call her “Super-K.”

warren-macdonaldWarren Macdonald

While climbing to the summit of Hinchinbrook Island, off the northeast coast of Australia, Warren became trapped beneath a one-ton boulder in a freak rock fall. As Warren lay crushed, his travel companion raced down the mountain to get help. It was two days before a helicopter arrived and he was rescued. The accident cost him the loss of both legs, amputated at mid thigh. Just ten months later, Warren climbed Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain using a modified wheelchair and the seat of his pants. In February 2003, he became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa’s tallest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro. More recently, in a spectacular effort requiring 2800 pull-ups over 3 days, Warren made an ascent of America’s tallest cliff face, El Capitan. 

ericEric James

Eric James is a successful tech entrepreneur that has gained national media attention for his contributions to aviation and photography. His ability to take calculated risks has led to becoming a popular guest lecturer at the University of Colorado on the topics of Entrepreneurship, Photography, and Technology. In 2014, Eric launched a $50 million dollar hedge fund in addition to several tech projects that have expanded his reach in a multitude of different fields. This year he hopes to photograph space through his partnership with Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic.

taylor-filaskyTaylor Filasky

With a passion for nature and the outdoors, Taylor won the NBC Reality Show, Expedition Impossible, as a member of a three-man team that confronted various adventure challenges around the world. Currently based in Southern California, Taylor serves as a media producer and editor. 

takashi-docherTakashi Doscher

An award winning director/writer, Takashi made the conscious choice to pursue his passion for film despite having no formal education or experience in the industry. A Fighting Chance, his first feature documentary, premiered on ESPN in November 2010 and in a 2-week sneak preview launched as the #1 Film and #1 Documentary on Hulu. He is the youngest person to sell a film to ESPN in addition to being featured and discussed in the Washington Post, MovieFone, IndieWire, Fancast, Short of the Week, and Director’s Notes, among others. Currently based in Southern California, Takashi is represented by WME and is currently directing a feature film that will be released in 2016.

nassir-ghaemiDr. Nassir Ghaemi

Dr. Nassir Ghaemi is  a Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, serving as the head of the Mood Disorders Program. A NY Times best selling author, Dr. Ghaemi is focused on expanding the way we view mental illness. In his book, A First Rate Madness, Ghaemi argues that some of humanity’s greatest leaders developed their ability to thrive in crisis situations through personal experiences confronting mental illness. His work is redefining how we perceive ADHD, mania, schizophrenia, and other forms of mental illness in our world. 

ryan-duzerRyan Duzer

Ryan Duzer is an award winning filmmaker and television personality that has appeared on Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and Men’s Journal. Ryan has embarked on some interesting adventure including biking from Honduras to Colorado, winning the popular Discovery series, “Out of Venezuela”, running ultra marathons, and creating community events in Boulder, CO to share his love for the outdoors and physical challenges. Ryan brings a host of different experiences and unique skill sets to The Higher Purpose Project community. 

pat-conreauxPat Conreaux

A leader of large teams and small business owner, Pat serves as the VP of IMG Creative and co-owner of the Atlanta based flower shop, Blooms of Dunwoody.  . In his “free time”, Pat hosts local events in his two acre old english style garden that he constructed in 2013. Pat bring years of marking experience and a special ability to formulate collaboration in getting an idea off the ground.

mandy-harveyMandy Harvey

While enrolled as a Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her hearing at age 18 and was forced to leave the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. She is now an acclaimed performer with multiple albums, and has maintained perfect pitch despite her complete hearing loss.

jo-schaalmanJo Schaalman

Creator of The Conscious Cleanse & Partner of Zeal Restaurant in Boulder, CO, Jo has focused her energies on teaching the importance of mindful eating and using food to heal. A former State Champion Gymnast and National Level Diver, Jo became focused on the healing power of food after she was hit by a car while leading a biking tour across the country for at-risk high school students. Forced out of her traditional healthcare path due to her pain, Jo focused her energies on helping people heal through her personal experiences. .

michael-brownMichael Brown

An award winning filmmaker and climber, Michael has conquered Mt. Everest 6 times and currently leads Outside Adventure Film School in Boulder, CO. His inspiring films, “Further Than The Eye Can See” and “High Ground” highlight the power of the human spirit.

 

TESTIMONIALS

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“The Higher Purpose Project was very different than anything I have experienced and I really enjoyed being part of it. I had the opportunity to do things I have never done before and meet interesting people from around the world. I definitely gained some new perspectives about my role as a mom in this next stage of my life.”

Kerri Strug, Olympic Gold Medalist

 

“After my fourth Summit Weekend, I can say with 100% confidence that The Higher Purpose Project continues to reach new heights and create profound change in my attitudes, beliefs, and confidence in the future. Through the power of an open, honest, and compassionate community, HPP is not only creating a support system, it’s accelerating a shift in social consciousness.”

Patrick Conreaux , Vice President of Creative at IMG

What Former Participants Are Saying:

“The Higher Purpose Project challenged me in ways I have never been challenged before. This experience has helped me build a stronger foundation mentally and physically that I believe will pay huge dividends in my career and personal life. I definitely look forward to coming back and am excited to be part of the community.”Chandler Fenner, Superbowl Champion, Current NFL Player
asha-mevlana“I had such an incredible weekend at HPP. It was more than I could have hoped for and came at a perfect time in my life. The energy, the people and the community that The Higher Purpose Project has created is so special and unique and I am so grateful to be part of it.The Higher Purpose Project is changing people’s lives and I really look forward to the next one!”Asha Mevlana, Lead Violinist for Trans-Siberian Orchestra 
cam-perron“Throughout my four days at the HPP I met tons of unbelievably unique people, all with immense passions for their interests. I engaged in a lot of activities that were new and previously unknown to me, and had a blast!! Some of the people I met here will be lifelong friends.” Cam Perron, Featured on HBO RealSports w/ Bryan Gumbell 
Woodrow-Landfair“During my 4 days at the Summit, I was able to take a step back from my busy schedule and re-evaluate my current focuses with people that have experienced first hand, the light and dark of different pursuits. As a result of my experience, I feel much more grounded in approaching large scale projects, knowing I have the support of people that understand me.Woodrow “Pack” Landfair, Award Winning Author and NCAA National Champion 
tara-huffman“HPP takes you into a collaborative community to explore your internal world to create magic in your external world. This weekend was pivotal for me. I have never felt more open, centered, and connected. These are incredibly difficult for me and I am amazed at how I was able to jump in. I can’t wait for the next Summit! “
Tara Carignan Huffman, Actress & Small Business Owner
Jordan-Romero“It was great to have an opportunity to meet so many interesting people in one location. I really enjoyed connecting with people through fun, outdoor challenges and look forward to building upon these relationships as I pursue adventures in a new state.” -Jordan Romero, Youngest Person to Summit Mt. Everest and Complete The Seven Summits
sam-solie“The Higher Purpose Project changed the course of my life.  It bonded me with a group of badass, loving people; opened my eyes to new ways of thinking/opportunities, and forced me to take action in the direction of who I truly want to be.  I’m forever bonded to the HPP community!” -Sam Solie, NCAA National Champion
cam-adair“The Higher Purpose Project was exactly what I knew it would be: powerful. I’ve been a part of many different personal development retreats and what sets the HPP apart is the authenticity it lives by. In personal development circles it’s easy to get caught up in the idea of living a kickass life of your dreams without taking any action. HPP lives by example. At HPP you are constantly surrounded by people doing amazing things, regardless of what field they fall into, and that inspires you to back up what you say and kick ass yourself, without the intimidating factor because you have the encouragement and support you need to see it through. It’s a true honor to be a part of the HPP and I couldn’t recommend it more honestly.” -Cam Adair, Successful Entrepreneur & Speaker 
monique-evans“There are no words for the brilliance and love shared this weekend at The Higher Purpose Project Summit. A weekend I’ll never forget and relationships that will continue to make a difference.”
-Monique Evans, Contributor to MTV’s Summit On The Summit
molly-levitt“The Higher Purpose Project taught me strategies to be engaged in my life and to not be afraid to take risks and to fail. I have been inspired not just in the things I have learned but the people that I was able to connect with. We have in just a short time become a supportive family that believes in living the life of your choosing.”
-Molly Levitt, Founder of BrightLoop & Harvard Graduate 
Laura-Louise-Persichetti“The Higher Purpose Project is an incredible experience that holds space for individuals to explore their internal world, goals, ambitions, values, beliefs and dreams while cultivating it into a reality through sharing it with others. The relationships created over the weekend allow people to share their truths, while discovering others who honor and respect those truths. The best part is the community that is created over the weekend continues to grow into life-lasting friendships beyond the weekend. Some of my greatest supports in my personal journey were found through the Higher Purpose Project..” -Laura Louise Persichetti, Author and Small Business Owner
austin-szelkowski“The Higher Purpose Project has provided a fundamental shift in the way that I approach my work and family life. Before, I was so focused on systems, strategy, and logical approaches to problems in my life. Now, I’m thinking like a leader. Everyone challenge I face, now, I seem to take a leadership bias, which is making all the difference. It’s what’s quickly making my vision board goal of $20,000/month in personal income a reality. It’s also what’s making me see far beyond simple business success. The attitude of my flight has shifted. I’m aiming much higher, and I know how to get there. Thank you, truly.” -Austin Szelkowski, Creator of FreedomSkate and Small Business Owner
brian-mclain“I would say that signing on with the Higher Purpose Project was the best decision I have ever made hands down.  Not only do I feel like I learned so much from all the speakers and workshops and going to such a beautiful place, but I know that I have made some lifelong connections with people who have the same feelings and desires that I do.  I would not have been able to do this without signing onto this group, and fully committing to doing whatever it takes and whatever is asked of me along the way.  I feel like everyone who joined had the same mentality, and it created such an open and inviting culture of acceptance and love.  The Higher Purpose Project created something transformative, something greater than my expectations when hearing about the initiative, and they were pretty high expectations.  I can’t thank everyone enough.” -Brian McLain, Former NCAA Athlete & CrossFit Trainer 
kelly-sullivan-walden“When people ask me about The Higher Purpose Project I tell them it’s an intimate TED conference in the mountains…in addition to being pure rocket fuel for the soul. The combination of heightened energy, exercises to uplift the body, mind, soul and spirit, as well as business strategies, combined with networking with the movers and shakers of the world is a full pallet, life-changing experience.” Kelly Sullivan Walden, NY Times Best Selling Author
stephanie-dandan“Imagine going to the mountains and being placed under one roof with “strangers” for four days. In these four days you embark upon what would turn out to be one of the most transformative four days of your life. Each workshop is designed for physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional evolution. These people open up their hearts, their minds, their souls to you and everyone else. And you do the same, these people become family. And after four days of mind and soul expansion, no matter where you all go back to or wander about, this experience, this family, these days of evolution is imprinted in you. This is The Higher Purpose Project.” Stephanie Dandan, Photographer & Founder of InfiniteSatori.org 
jeff-evans“To say that I was deeply impacted [by HPP] would be diminishing. Right when I walked in I could feel the energy bounding from each of the participants, each one of them embracing the overall vibe and enhancing it. I spent the entire day finding new expressions of good living, learning, absorbing and doing my best to give it all back in return. I walked away feeling like I had been plugged into a life outlet and wanted nothing more than to keep paying it forward. Thanks to The Higher Purpose Project and I look forward to the next Summit!”Jeff Evans, Expedition Guide, Reality TV Star, and Owner of MountainVision Inc. 
alexi-panos“During the Summit, I got to lead a workshop on moving from Head to Heart. What I initially entered as a cool speaking opportunity was essentially one of the best weekends of my life. I got to participate in all aspects of what HPP offered and I made lifelong friendships, broke through layers of myself that I didn’t even realize I could go deeper into, and got back to the basics of LOVE. I’m so grateful for everything that took place at The Higher Purpose Project. My workshop title proved to be prophetic… My heart exploded with love!!” Alexi Panos, Former HGTV and History Channel Host
eric-james“The Higher Purpose Project is Alchemy. The type of transformations that have happened for me and those around me at HPP are truly beyond what one could ever describe without witnessing it firsthand. The HPP Team creates an environment I have never experienced anywhere else. I always leave having truly fallen in love with life more each time I attend. If you are a human being, then I can not recommend HPP highly enough. Just do it, and you’ll quickly see what I’m talking about.”Eric James, Award winning photographer, technology entrepreneur, pilot, and adventure seeker 
craig-scott“If you need a change, a spiritual boost, and time with positive leaders, then a Higher Purpose Project Summit is for you. After experiencing 3 Summits, I’ve witnessed strangers become the closest of friends and stay connected, spurring powerful collaborations. Over the last decade, I have spoken to over a million people, mostly teenagers, in hundreds of conferences across the country. The Higher Purpose Project provided me a place to get away and better understand my strengths. It is truly a unique experience out of all the conferences I’ve attended. “Craig Scott, Filmmaker, Speaker, Survivor of the Columbine Shooting, Contributor to Rachel’s Challenge 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Higher Purpose Summit General Questions

DO I HAVE TO ATTEND THE ENTIRE SUMMIT?

Yes, all accepted members are required to attend the ENTIRE Summit experience. This is non-negotiable. Attendance of the entire experience is needed to obtain the full value of the program.

DO I HAVE TO BE AN OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST TO ENJOY THE HPP SUMMIT?

The goal with the HPP Summit is to get attendees outside of their traditional routine and reconnect with nature, however, you will not have to be an Eagle Scout to enjoy this experience. No previous outdoor experience is required to succeed in this intimate event.

All resort locations will provide Wi-Fi, hot showers, central heating, prepared meals, warm beds, and many of the basic amenities that you enjoy at home.

DOES THE HIGHER PURPOSE PROJECT PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS?

The Higher Purpose Project will provide 10 needs based scholarships to accepted applicants, covering up to 50% of tuition costs. Applicants that qualify for a scholarship will be required to fill out an additional application once accepted.

Please be mindful. Every year we get more scholarship applications than we are able to fulfill, and we have to turn away many deserving candidates. Please only apply for a scholarship if you truly need financial assistance in order to attend the The Higher Purpose Project.

Scholarships are awarded based on two criteria:

  1. Demonstrated Financial Need
  2. Potential To Have A Large Impact
HOW MANY PEOPLE ATTEND EACH SUMMIT?

The Summit experience is kept as intimate as possible with 25 applicants selected from around the world. 15 spots are usually kept available for returning members, bringing the total number of Summit participants to 40 each quarter.

HOW MUCH DOES THE HIGHER PURPOSE PROJECT SUMMIT COST?

Despite conducting Summits at different locations around the World, we strive to keep costs around $1500 for attendees. Summit costs are determined by a host of factors and scholarships are awarded based upon financial need.

I AM NOT IN GREAT SHAPE, WILL I BE ABLE TO ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE AT THE HPP SUMMIT?

Yes, attendees of all fitness levels can enjoy the Summit. That being said, we ask that each member come in the best shape possible to maximize the experience. Why not take accountability for your physical health while participating in this program?

I HAVE A SPECIFIC DIET, WILL THE HPP SUMMIT TAILOR TO MY DIETARY NEEDS?

The Higher Purpose Project encourages attendees to take control of their physical health. At the Summit, we will provide healthy, organic menu options for each prepared meal. Attendees have the option to choose between many hearty vegetables, fruits, lean protein sources, and gluten free options to ensure all dietary needs are met.

IF I DON’T FEEL SATISFIED WITH THE SUMMIT, IS THERE A MONEY BACK GUARANTEE?

Yes. If you do not feel that the program is a good fit, we will gladly refund your money prior to the departure for the HPP Summit. Refund requests must be made at least 30 days prior to the Summit to ensure it can be processed before reservations are finalized.

WHAT ARE THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF ATTENDEES ACCEPTED INTO THE SUMMIT?

We strive for a 50/50 breakdown between male and female attendees, incorporating people from many different industries. Our median age for the Summit experience is 35, however, we have accepted attendees ranging from 18 to 65.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS AFTER I APPLY?

After applying, a member of our team will contact you to ask additional questions about your application. If we feel that you are a good fit for the program structure, a call with be set up with a member of The Higher Purpose Project Leadership Team.

WHERE HAS THE HPP SUMMIT TAKEN PLACE IN THE PAST?

The HPP Summit will take place at various locations around the World and each site is intentionally chosen. Since 2013, The Higher Purpose Project has led Summits in California, Massachusetts, Colorado, Georgia, and Tennessee.

WILL I HAVE TIME TO WORKOUT AT THE SUMMIT?

The Summit experience provides opportunities for attendees to hike, climb, swim, row, and participate in various outdoor challenges that will elevate the heart rate. If attendees feel that their needs are not met, additional opportunities will be provided during breaks in scheduling. The Higher Purpose Project is an active experience and we will customize to the needs of each attendee.

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DOES THE HIGHER PURPOSE PROJECT ADVOCATE A CERTAIN RELIGION OR BELIEF SYSTEM?

The Higher Purpose Project focuses on the principles of love, compassion, and acceptance without emphasizing specific religious beliefs. We have attendees from all around the world that adhere to different perspectives and we aim to create a safe environment in a natural setting to re-evaluate ways to provide value and improve quality of life.

Do you have any additional questions? Please feel free connect with us in the contact form below. #BeYourOwnHero

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