The Leadership Challenge Institute (LCI) provides an intensive experiential learning work-study/action-reflection leadership training experience for about 30 Calvin students, as well as several from other area colleges, who are summer employees of Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies located in Winter Park, Colorado. The Leadership Challenge Institute exists to promote Christian Discipleship and to develop leadership skills in its participants. Over the course of ten weeks, LCI participants attend weekly seminars by Calvin faculty on leadership and relational/interpersonal topics, as well as particpating in small groups and participatory learning. Snow Mountain Ranch is located on the Continental Divide at 9,000 feet. The 5,000 acre YMCA of the Rockies is the largest YMCA in the World serving over 2,300 guests each day. Situated near the Rocky Mountain National Park and in the midst of forest and mountains, Snow Mountain Ranch is a place of wonder and spectacular beauty! As one guest wrote, "If God took a vacation...he would be here!"