Start College Early with an Adventure of a Lifetime!
August Wilderness is a pre-orientation experience for incoming first year and transfer students at Earlham College. Since 1971, Earlham students have started their college careers on a wilderness expedition, making new friends, interacting with faculty members, and gaining self-confidence and self-sufficiency. It is very simply the best way to start your college career.
Download the 2014 Application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and send in with a deposit.
But don't just take our word for it, check out our testimonials from the national media, past participants, faculty and parents.
Listen to a recent Earlham Podcast where Program Director Jay Roberts and previous faculty leader Gail Clark discuss the program and its outcomes.
Western Ontario's beautiful "Caribou Forest" is the site of this course. It is a unique wilderness waterway of lakes, rivers, bogs and northern boreal forest.
Utah's rugged Uinta Mountains are the site of this expedition. It is a spectacular range of alpine meadows, rocky summits and glacial lakes.
For more than 40 years, August Wilderness has been instrumental in helping students transition to college and life at Earlham. Read more
August 2-August 21, 2014
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Have a Question Regarding August Wilderness?
August Wilderness Co-Director
Center for Integrated Learning
August Wilderness Program
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: (765) 983-1893
Fax: (765) 983-1207
The Outdoor Education Program aims to foster personal, social and academic growth while exploring the natural world.
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