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Who: Incoming Freshman
Where: Eastern Tennessee
What: Whitewater rafting, canopy tour, hiking, cliff jumping, camping, and more!
When: August 5-9, 2014
Cost: $380 (includes transportation, camping meals, and all activity costs)
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Goals: Use the wilderness as a unique learning environment in order to broaden their outdoor experiences, provide a setting in which incoming freshmen can interact with one another, and to acquaint themselves with Ouachita as they make the transition to college life.
Itinerary: Due to weather, the order of our activities may change, but we will do our best to ensure each of our adventures happen. Below is a sample itinerary:
- Day 1 – Arrive @ OBU Wednesday morning for wilderness orientation & travel overnight
- Day 2 – Setup camp and do group initiative games,
- Day 3 – Hike and swimming at falls. Cliff jumping requires shoes (flip-flops don’t count)
- Day 4 – All day rafting on Ocoee River
- Day 5 – Arrive at campus Sunday morning!
Responsibilities: Throughout the trip, students will learn and take part in cooking at our campsite, cleaning up after meals, gathering wood, making fires, setting up and taking down tents, and participating in group activities.
Leave No Trace: One of our goals throughout the trip is to educate students on the importance of “leaving no trace” on our outdoor adventures. This includes, but is not limited to preparing and planning ahead, traveling and camping on durable surfaces, disposing of waste properly, leaving what we find, minimizing campfire impacts, respecting wildlife, and being considerate of other visitors.
Group Discussions: FOOT is a unique small group environment of building relationships and transitioning our minds toward college. During this time, we will discuss information that will be important for you all to know as you start your college career at Ouachita and hopefully answer any questions you may have.