STEP 2019

Who: Young women, ages 15 and older
When:  August 3–23, 2019*
Cost: $1,200
($1,300 if your application is postmarked after July 8)

*2019 will be the last year that STEP will be held as one of the ALERT Academy programs. Stay tuned for programming changes in 2020.

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Spiritual Disciplines

  • Scripture memory
  • Devotions from the book of Philippians

Personal Disciplines

  • Journaling
  • Time management
  • Outreach ministry
  • Character quality studies

Physical Fitness

  • Daily physical training
  • Hiking
  • Swimming

Emergency Skills Training

  • Basic First Aid and CPR
  • Personal safety awareness
  • Camping & survival skills:
    • Fire building
    • Fresh water production
    • Shelter construction
  • Orienteering
  • Technical outdoor rope training:
    • Rappelling
    • River crossing
  • Basic canoe handling & water safety

Life Skills Training

  • Basic electrical
  • Basic plumbing
  • General home maintenance:
    • Drywall repair/caulking
    • Painting techniques
  • Basic auto maintenance:
    • Roadside emergency
    • Routine maintenance
  • Financial planning:
    • Basic financial terms
    • Budgeting
    • Personal money management

Eligibility and Application

STEP is open to all young ladies 15 or older; you must turn 15 on or before the end of STEP.

Download the STEP Application

Your completed application must be accompanied by:

  • $25 non-refundable processing fee made payable to ALERT Academy (not included in the course fee)
  • A personal photograph taken within the last 6 months
  • A family photograph taken within the last 6 months
  • A copy of your medical insurance card

Be sure to submit your application early enough to be received at least 14 days prior to the STEP start date.

The International ALERT Academy does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies and programs on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin.

Applications are processed beginning in February each year. We will send you an email confirming that your application has been received.

Once your application is accepted, we’ll send you a confirmation packet with additional information and materials, including a transportation form that you’ll need to submit before you come.

Meanwhile, check out Preparing for STEP!

Preview the linked PDF to learn more about:

  • Items you need to purchase and bring to STEP
  • Items that will be issued to you when you arrive
  • Gear recommendations
  • Optional gear
  • How to ship your gear to STEP ahead of time if you wish
  • What not to bring

Download the STEP Packing List.