EPIC ADVENTURE, DEEP FRIENDSHIPS, HOLISTIC GROWTH
Share an amazing and memorable adventure in a remarkable wilderness setting. Learn wilderness skills and participate in service-learning. Reflect on God’s kingdom and live in intentional community. And leave having made meaningful and lasting relationships.
If you love adventure, the outdoors, and trying new and exciting things, Wilderness Orientation is for you—no previous wilderness experience needed! All that’s required is a willingness to try new things, a positive outlook, and good physical health. After reading about this year's trip options, register using the button below to secure your place!
2021 Wilderness Trips
Base Camp Adventure (August 8–15) - Open
- This epic adventure is a multi-element trip, you will spend each day doing amazing actives. Based on Stoney Lake, this trip is the best of both worlds, experience adventure and the wilderness but have the comforts of home (toilets, beds and homecooked food). Day trips will include a day paddling on the White River ,a day biking on the Hart-Montague Bicycle Trail, a day at Lake Michigan, a day at camp doing high ropes and zip lines and so much more. This amazing trip is a great fit if you love the outdoors but still want some comforts of home, you will build some amazing relationships and make some of our first college friends.
Lake Superior Backpacking (August 18–25) - OPEN
- The Lake Superior Coastal Trail is one of the most scenic stretches of backpacking. Students should anticipate moderate to challenging hiking, mastering backcountry skills, enjoying beaches, and primitive camping.
North Channel Sea Kayaking and Climbing (August 18–25) - OPEN
- Students will embark on a self-supported sea kayak through the North Channel. This trip includes camping on granite islands and peninsulas, climbing and rappelling, and gaining skills to live out of a kayak for a week.
Northern Michigan Adventure—Paddle, Pack, and Pedal (August 18–25) - OPEN
- This course travels through Northern Michigan and includes a paddle day on the Pine River, three-day backpacking on South Manitou Island, cycling from Petoskey to Wilderness State Park, and a day on the historic Mackinac Island.