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.

Trip Descriptions

Quest offers three different trips for incoming students to choose from. These include:

10 Day Backpacking 

August 23 – September 1, 2021
Cost: $500: Scholarships are available upon request 

This trip is the heart and soul of Quest. The 10-day experience allows incoming students to form strong bonds with their peers and upperclassmen leaders while fostering independence through backpacking and learning wilderness skills. Groups of 4-6 incoming students and student leaders will travel the entire length of the Connecticut Appalachian Trail (51.6 miles), averaging 4-8 miles per day, making camp each night and implementing the skills necessary to live comfortably in the woods. This longer trip is the perfect way to transition to life at Trinity, opening incoming students to new friendships and challenges in an outdoor setting.  

4 Day Backpacking 

August 23 – 27 & August 28 – September 1, 2021
Cost: $250: Scholarships are available upon request 

This trip offers a great opportunity for incoming students to form bonds with their classmates as well as their upperclassmen leaders. Groups of 4-6 incoming students and 2-3 student leaders will backpack sections of the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts, traveling 4-8 miles per day and making camp along the way. The 4-day experience provides just the right amount of time for incoming students to learn and implement the wilderness skills necessary to live in the woods. This trip prepares incoming students for a smooth transition into a life at Trinity by forming bonds with their fellow students and fostering independence.  

4 Day Backpacking and Climbing 

August 23 – 27 & August 28 – September 1, 2021
Cost: $250: Scholarships are available upon request 

The combo trip is a great opportunity to experience both backpacking and outdoor rock climbing with other incoming students. Groups of 4-6 incoming students and 2-3 student leaders will backpack 3-6 miles per day on sections of the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. The combo trip entails hiking less daily mileage with a day dedicated to learning the ropes of rock climbing outdoors. It challenges incoming students to learn both the wilderness skills required to live comfortably in the woods and how to safely rock climb, all the while forging connections with their peers and preparing them for a smooth transition to Trinity. 

 

Click here to register for any one of our trips!

 

Please reach out to Quest Trainer aurelia.umholtz@trincoll.edu with any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to the Trinity community this fall.