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Wilderness Programs 50th Anniversary

August WildernessWilderness Programs 50th Anniversary

2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Earlham Wilderness program, started in 1971 by a small group of Earlham faculty members dedicated to the value of experiential education. You can join the celebration!


Donate   |   Submit Your Stories   |   Plan a Trip   |   Homecoming 2020   |   Contact


Earlham’s Outdoor Education Program is integral to the Earlham experience. Ensure that future generations have access to Wilderness opportunities by donating. Watch this space and contact Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Alyssa Tegeler at tegelal@earlham.edu for more information.

August Wilderness mountain trip student and faculty leaders, 2018.

Submit Your Stories

August Wilderness water trip, 2014.

We are compiling a book of Wilderness history and alumni experiences. We welcome your contribution! We are looking for stories of personal growth and discovery during Earlham Wilderness programs as well as logistical details of historical trips. The book will be available for purchase by Homecoming 2020.

Plan a Trip

Do you have an idea for a trip that you want to lead? Organize a trip for your fellow alumni and have some companionship for your travels. Please fill out the form below and we will post accepted trips above.

August Wilderness mountain trip students look at a map, 2018.

Homecoming 2021

August Wilderness alumni gathering, 2013.

Watch this space for Wilderness-specific events at Homecoming 2021. We plan to present highlights from the anniversary book.


Kim Reid

Kim Reid
Director of Outdoor Education

Alyssa Tegeler

Alyssa Tegeler
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Margaret Lechner

Margaret Lechner

August Wilderness Student Leaders

Student Leaders from left to right: Jordan Lehman ‘19, Thea Clarkberg ‘22, Jessie Fanini ‘22 and Kai Kim ‘21.

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