Trip Options

​Quest offers several trip dates and options to accommodate students who wish to participate in more than one pre-orientation and for athletes to participate in the start of fall sports.  No matter the experience, our options allow students to move into their dorm rooms early. This year Quest is offering four trip options. Full and partial scholarships are available. 

10 Day Backpacking and Climbing

​​August 18th - 28th 

Cost: $400

This trip is the heart and soul of Quest. This longer trip allows first-years and their upper-class instructors to connect and form bonds on a level that cannot be achieved on the 4-Day trips. This year, 10-Day participants will hike the entire length of the Connecticut Appalachian Trail, a total of 53 miles. 10-Day participants will also rock climb on cliffs in Kent, CT. Participants will become familiar with all the wilderness skills necessary to live comfortably in the woods. 


4 Day Backpacking 

August 18th - 22nd & August 24th - 28th 

Cost: $200

The 4-Day Backpacking trip is the most popular Quest option. Since Quest moved to the Appalachian Trail in 2008, Trinity has offered this incredible opportunity for small groups of 5-8 first-years to bond and connect with upper-class mentors while hiking in a beautiful environment along the Connecticut Appalachian Trail.


4 Day Backpacking and Climbing 

August 18th - 22nd & August 24th - 28th 

Cost: $200

The Combo trips are a great way to experience both backpacking and rock climbing with fellow first-years.  This Quest trip is a great option for first-years who want to meet as many Trinity students as possible. First-years will backpack for three days and climb for one. This outdoor sampler trip offers lower mileage days than the backpacking trips but just as much fun!

4 Day Rock Climbing trip

August 24th - 28th 

Cost: $200

Participants who choose the rock climbing trip will be rewarded with some of the best views in the state and will have a great sense of comradery among the other participants. The sport of rock climbing has increased in popularity since the mid-70s. Rock climbing is now in main stream media and is viewed as a great lifetime sport. With 5-6 other first-years, groups will travel to various cliffs throughout the state and will learn how to climb, belay, and rappel.