NSO Trip Opportunities
We encourage you to make a bold leap into your college experience by participating in one of two additional programs before 1743 Welcome Days, Summit and Quest, which both allow students the opportunity to start a journey towards self-discovery and personal development.
For additional information about Quest, visit www.udel.edu/bhlp/quest.
Summit is an outdoor orientation experience at the University of Delaware designed to further ease your transition into our campus community and your college experience. As part of the First Year Experience (FYE), this outdoor excursion offers you the unique opportunity to connect with your new classmates in a fun and challenging environment, allowing you to learn more about yourself and develop the confidence and skills you need to successfully navigate your first year at UD.
Here's what Summit will do for you:
Each Summit experience will be consist of 12 first-year students, as well as three of our Summit Leaders. These trained student guides, who are both Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified, will take you safely across Maryland and into your freshman year of college. The Summit experience will start with two days of on-campus activities and backcountry lessons to prepare you for the adventure ahead. The next five days will be spent trekking the entire Maryland portion of the Appalachian Trail.
Summit is available to all incoming freshmen. Although you do not need to be an experienced backpacker to participate in Summit, you must be physically able to walk 8-10 miles per day. Over the course of the 5 days on the trail, students will hike a total of approximately 50 miles and will be carrying all of their supplies in a backpack.
No Gear? No Problem.
Dates for Summit 2013:
Students selected to participate in Summit will be placed in one of these 4 trips based on the availability they indicated on their application.
The application to participate in Summit will be available online May 1 and must be submitted by June 14. If you are selected for the program, you will receive additional detailed information about all aspects of the trip from the NSO Staff and Summit Leaders by mid-July, including a series of required forms. Late applications will not be accepted due to the limited number of spots available on the trips.
Selected students will be notified by June 28. Because of the limited number of spaces available on Summit trips, your application does not necessarily guarantee a spot on a trip.
If selected as a participant for Summit, you will be expected to:
The cost to participate in Summit is $150. Please do not make travel arrangements before you are notified that you are able to participate in Summit.
Please contact the NSO Office with any additional questions about Summit at firstname.lastname@example.org.