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The value of Summer Wilderness goes well beyond the initial experience. In post-participation surveys, students report establishing early — and lasting — friendships, increased self-confidence, comfort with faculty and academic expectations, and a sense of readiness for the challenges and opportunities of college.

Imagine beginning college with a wide variety of already established friendships and acquaintances. From the relationships you make with your incoming peer group, to mentor roles with your student leaders, to faculty connections, August Wilderness students begin school with an exceptional support group and network of relationships that make the transition to college easier and more successful.

The relationships you make during this intensive experience living with peers, student leaders, and faculty members will leave you with a support group and network of friends that will likely stay with you through the years.

Spending time with faculty members, learning and living alongside them for several weeks, enables a unique personal connection to be made. As well as guiding future academic progress, these faculty can become true mentors for all aspects of college life.

August Wilderness prepares students for the holistic academic approach that is distinctive at Earlham. Readings, field classes, group discussions, and written journal assignments provide rigor that makes this experience not just “a walk in the park”, while living in a close-knit group teaches the importance of self-efficacy and service to community.

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

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


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 athletic and other school-administered programs.