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Outdoor Adventure Program helps first-year students adjust to college

While most students mark the beginning of a semester by receiving syllabi on the first day of classes, first-year students enrolled in an Outdoor Program Adventure will begin their semester early by participating in one of three different excursions: backpacking, canoeing, or sharing their time with others through community service.

Designed to help first-year students with the transition to college, the optional Outdoor Program Adventure supplements required first-year seminar classes. Students form friendships, learn about college life, and develop a deeper understanding of themselves through these learning opportunities-all before classes begin.

Building for Tomorrow: July 31–August 3, 2011
Students learn civic responsibility and experience the joy they can provide by sharing time with a child, rehabilitating the surrounding community, and broadening cultural horizons through community service.

Canoeing Adventure: August 14–17, 2011
Participants will camp out for three days and two nights in tents on the banks of the Delaware River, enjoying breathtaking views and an abundance of wildlife while learning about the value of teamwork through canoeing.

A Walk in the Woods: August 15–18, 2011
This four-day/three-night backpacking adventure will allow students to enjoy the solitude of the woods, cook outdoors, sleep under the stars, and learn outdoor hiking skills in the beautiful outdoors of Pennsylvania. The group will geocache, problem solve, and team build as a prelude to the college experience.

These programs are only open to first-year students. Participants earn general education credit upon successful completion of activities related to the respective program. For more information or to register, contact Campus Life at 610-396-6076.


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