Incoming students have the opportunity to start their Trinity College journey with a wilderness adventure on the Appalachian Trail (the “AT”), Trinity’s outdoor orientation program focuses on leadership development and community building.
For 19 summers, Trinity College has been proud to offer the Quest Leadership 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 divided into groups of six to ten participants and transported from Trinity College to the Appalachian Trail in Western New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
Previous outdoor experience is not required; two to three student instructors will teach all the basic wilderness skills necessary on the trip. Trinity College faculty, staff, and students will serve as program staff. Their responsibilities include facilitating climbs, rappels, transportation, and overall program logistics.