Having participated in similar programs for several decades, I have seen, firsthand, students participate in the Quest experience and return to campus more confident in themselves, more willing to try things they previously did not believe they could do, and surrounded by an incredibly powerful support system of first-year students and upper class peer leaders.
Located on one of the most historic wilderness trails in the country, Quest has an exceptional combination of goals and activities to facilitate personal growth. Participants learn to put greater trust in themselves and others, and come to understand one of life’s most critical lessons — that none of us make it safely down the road alone.
I look forward to meeting our Quest participants this summer on the beautiful Appalachian Trail.
James F. Jones, Jr.
President and Trinity College Professor in the Humanities