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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
  • Apply between February 1 and June 1, 2019