Incoming first years in the class of 2017 have the opportunity to start their Trinity College journey with a wilderness adventure on Quest, Trinity’s extended pre-orientation on the Appalachian Trail (the “AT”).
For the past eight summers, Trinity College has been proud to offer the Quest Pre-Orientation Program. Few colleges or universities offer an extended wilderness adventure comparable to Quest. The program’s philosophy encourages participants to take on new challenges and responsibilities, meet other Trinity students, and transition into college.
Students will be transported by bus from Trinity College to the Appalachian Trail in New England and divided into groups of six to ten participants.
Previous outdoor experience is not required: two wilderness leaders will teach all the basic wilderness skills necessary on the trip.
Trinity College faculty and staff will serve as program staff, responsible for facilitating climbs and rappels, transportation, and overall program logistics. At the conclusion of the program, participants will be transported by bus back to campus. August participants will arrive in time to participate in fall athletic practices and the P.R.I.D.E. program.