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August Wilderness is a backcountry wilderness adventure that promotes introspection and personal development during the transition to college. The Mountain program takes students to the Uinta Mountains in Utah and involves backpacking in elevations ranging from 8,500 - 12,000 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.

Key Information

  • 2019 Dates: July 27 - August 16
  • Program fee of $1,900
    • $200 deposit required to secure a place on the program
    • Financial aid is available to those who qualify and apply by June 1, 2019 (deadline has been extended from original date of May 15)
  • Apply between February 1 and June 15, 2019 (deadline has been extended from original date of June 1)

 

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
47374-4095
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


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Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics and other school-administered programs.