I was trying to convince them that going without a shower for 26 straight days, or dangling off the end of a rope from a craggy granite rock face over the open waters of Lake Superior would teach them more about themselves than they would learn in any typical college classroom…
-Laura Fredrickson, Director, Gap Experience Saint Norbert College
COLLEGE LEADERSHIP EXPEDITIONS
6-26 days of adventure, challenge, community and character. Canoeing, Backpacking, Sea Kayaking, Hiking, Rock Climbing and Service: College Expeditions take students out of the classroom and into the Minnesota and Texas wilderness for transformative experiential learning.
Experiential education provides the test first, and the lesson second – the opposite of traditional education. Through group experience, the student learns about self and community. Experiential learning creates positive change in the student and grows confidence to transfer on-course learning to post-course life.
-Theo Theobald, Course Director, Voyageur Outward Bound School
STRENGTH OF CHARACTER
Why wilderness travel? Strength of character. Multi-day College Expeditions harness the power of nature to teach life lessons through challenge and adventure over time. The College Expedition is designed to grow and test personal strengths through group learning. Students build courage and skills the challenges of college, career and life.
Expeditions can greatly contribute towards building strength of character ... it is necessary for youth to experience events which reveal the inner worth of the man – the edge of his temper, the fiber of his stuff, the quality of his resistance, the secret truth of his pretenses – not only to himself but others.
-Kurt Hahn, founder of Outward Bound