Orientation in the Wilderness
For a unique and special Coe beginning, plan now to attend our Orientation in the Wilderness at the Coe College Wilderness Field Station, August 11-18, 2013, the week before on-campus orientation.
Located a couple hours by canoe from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCAW), the Coe College Wilderness Field Station is rustic yet comfortable, and set in the largest, most pristine wilderness area in eastern North America. No other college has a field campus like this one!
- Meet other new students and develop lasting friendships
- Learn more about campus life at Coe and what college is all about
- Experience the wilderness and learn basic outdoor techniques
- Find challenging new experiences that build self-confidence
You will begin your week by arriving at Coe on Saturday, August 10th. The next morning you will board a bus with up to 14 of your peers, Laura Van Buer, Coe's Coordinator of Student Union and Student Activities, and a handful of upper-class facilitators, and drive to our field station located north of Ely, Minnesota. In the following days, you will learn to use the wilderness effectively and sensitively, learn about leadership, teamwork, and life at Coe, and you will be a part of a group of up to seven first year students and two leaders who plan and carry out a several-day canoe trip into the BWCAW. You will return to Coe on August 18th in time for New Student Orientation. You will have made new friends and gained confidence knowing that if you can adjust to a week in the wilderness, you can adjust to campus life, too!
Participation is restricted to 14 students, so apply early!
Contact Laura Van Buer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
See also: Wilderness Field Station.