During the trip
Wake up early, help prepare breakfast and learn to use your camp stove. Get ready for the day - this might mean packing up your camp in preparation for a day of backpacking, canoeing, or kayaking; or it might mean packing a day pack in order to go out for a day of hiking, climbing, or paddling.
In the woods, on the water, or at the crag, you'll have lots to talk about and learn about as you travel through the Adirondacks. You'll have plenty of snacks during the day, but you'll also stop to enjoy lunch and probably an amazing view!
Arrive at your spot for the night, set up your tents, and maybe start thinking about what's for dinner. You might play some games, learn about Colgate or the Adirondacks, or just hang out and get to know people better. Help prepare and enjoy a tasty dinner. Eventually, the sun will set and you'll get ready for bed.
Last Night and Final Day
|Session 1 ||Session 2 |
|4:00–6:00 p.m. |
Return to the Beattie Reserve from the Adirondacks. Set up camp for one last night together.
|6:00 p.m. |
Cookout for everyone. Mingle with other groups and meet other members of your class!
|7:30 p.m. |
Enjoy some s'mores and maybe some guitar and singing around a campfire with everyone who participated in Wilderness Adventure.
|9:30 p.m. |
Go to sleep, college starts tomorrow!
|7:00 a.m. |
Breakfast at Beattie. Pack up your campsite and head back to campus.
|7:30–10:00 a.m. |
Clean and return all the equipment you used/borrowed. Say goodbye to your new friends, but also make plans to see everyone later!
|10:00 a.m. |
Wilderness Adventure is over, but you'll be back in just a couple of weeks to start Orientation!
|10:00 a.m. |
Head back to your room to shower and clean up. Make sure you check into Orientation at the Hall of Presidents.