New Adventures is Ohio University's adventure orientation program for first year students! The trips take place during the summer before your first semester of college and allow you to develop leadership skills, see amazing places and form lasting friendships before you even set foot on campus for your first year.
Food, transportation, gear and instructors are included on all trips. After registering for a trip, information packets will be emailed to you to help you prepare for your New Adventures trip.
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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Trip Dates: August 13-24, 2017
Trip Cost: $760
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness together with Canada's Quetico Provincial Park is one of the few remaining unspoiled wilderness areas in the United States, covering more than 2 million acres between northern Minnesota and southern Canada. This trip begins with a half-day orientation at Ohio University on August 13. The trip will leave on August 14 and head for Superior National Forest in Minnesota. During the seven-day expedition, participants will travel by canoe, portage between lakes and camp at isolated campsites. Late summer sunsets will highlight daily discussions about wilderness skills, the day's events and campus life. Participants will travel in groups of nine, consisting of seven peers and two Ohio University trip leaders.
Vermont Long Trail
Trip Dates: August 13-24
Trip Cost: $595
The Vermont Long Trail is the oldest long distance hiking trail in the United States, covering the full length of Vermont in 273 miles from the Massachusetts border to the Canadian border. For the trip, groups will hike a section of the highest mountain in Vermont, Mt. Mansfield. The trip begins with a half-day orientation at Ohio University on August 13. The trip will leave on August 14 and head for the Green Mountains of Vermont. During the seven-day expedition, participants will travel by foot, carrying all their equipment in backpacks, camping at campsites along the trail and volunteer for part of a day with the caretakers at the Long Trail. Late summer sunsets will highlight daily discussions about wilderness skills, the day's events and campus life. Participants will travel in groups of ten, consisting of eight peers and two Ohio University trip leaders.
Register for Trips will be filled on a first come, first served basis determined by the date and time of receiving your completed registration form and payment. You must submit BOTH your Registration Form AND payment to reserve your place on a New Adventures trip.
Due to the intensive planning and various expenses associated with each trip, we have a strict cancellation policy. Any cancellation made before August 1, 2017 will receive a 50% refund, and no refunds will be given for cancellations made after that date.
Contact Judd Walker, Assistant Director of Outdoor Pursuits at (740) 593-9928 or email@example.com.