August Wilderness gives incoming first-year students the opportunity to begin their Earlham education with a backcountry wilderness adventure that promotes introspection and personal development during this highly transitional point in their lives. The Mountain program takes students to the Uinta Mountains in Utah and involves backpacking in elevations ranging from 8,000 - 13,000 feet. This trip is led by student and faculty instructors who aim to facilitate an experience that encourages growth, self-discovery, and learning. Participants can earn three academic credits. The course fee is $1,900 (deposit of $250 reserves your place, and financial aid is available to those who qualify and apply by June 1, 2018). Applications will be accepted from March 1, 2018 until June 1, 2018.