The school is located in the Appalachian Mountains, so it is in the middle of a rural culture in which people are informal, laid back, hard-working, and tend to spend most of their recreational time outdoors. Popular pastimes are fishing, hunting, hiking, mountain climbing, and four-wheeling. The school participates in typical competitive sports such as baseball, basketball, football, tennis, and track. There is also a popular golf course near campus - Wasioto Winds.
The people in Appalachian culture tend to be suspicious yet tolerant of those considered to be "outsiders" - which includes any person not born in the mountains. While people are very friendly and many are highly trustworthy, it is difficult to get to know people in a deep and meaningful unless you spend an extremely long time in this culture. Above all, if God has called you to Clear Creek, it is certain that you will be able to make the Appalachian region your home during your stay.