During the summer sessions, the JKB Experiential Education Foundation will welcome new student athlete leaders from participating schools. Each 5-day program will be inspirational as well as physically and mentally challenging and will culminate with each participant developing personal and collaborative goals, mission statements and initiatives that can be implemented upon return to their home communities. These tools extend far beyond the summer session, serving as a guide for action, influence and impact throughout their educational and extra-curricular programs, future careers and civic engagements.


Programming is comprised of a variety of classroom,
interactive and reflective activities including:

  • Concentrated leadership training taught by Bill Walker
  • ROPES Course – an experiential series of exercises in which trust, confidence, communication, creativity, decision-making and collaboration must be utilized in order to accomplish a common goal.
  • Individual/Team Curriculum – personal reflections of values and qualities needed to model a life of integrity, honor and service to others as well as athletic events that foster teamwork and collaboration.

All Summer programming will take place at the following partner locations: Monmouth College (residence and primary programming), Western Illinois University Horn Field (ROPES), YMCA Two Rivers (rowing).

About Bill Walker

Bill Walker

Lead Facilitator, JKB Experiential Education Foundation

Bill is currently a counselor for Atlantic Psychiatric and Counseling Center in Melbourne, FL where he has worked for the past fifteen years. His specialty is working with children, adolescents and their families. Bill has been an educator for more than thirty-five years and 2015 will mark his twentieth year as the lead facilitator for JKB. He has been married to his wife Caroline for forty years and they have two adult children.
In each person's life there is a time and often a person who sends them on their trajectory path.