Freshman Expedition is an outdoor orientation experience offered to incoming first-year students through Geneva College’s Pisgah Program. The trip is specifically designed to help incoming first-year Geneva students transition into college life, establish healthy goals, develop relationships and grow in their relationship with the Lord.
Although Freshman Expedition is not a required for incoming students, it is strongly encouraged by Geneva College for a successful freshman transition.
Beginner and skilled adventurers are welcome, and no experience is necessary. All camping gear is provided and included in the cost of the trip. Students are responsible to bring their own clothing and personal items. Sleeping bags will be provided, though if a student prefers to bring their own they may.
What to expect
You will have the opportunity to experience various ropes course challenges, backcountry cooking, camping, group activities, new friendships, meaningful conversations, and reflection times. All these aspects of the trip are intentionally designed to encourage deeper personal, social, spiritual, and academic development throughout your college experience.
August 15-19, 2014
The trip will begin at 3 p.m. on August 15 and end at 8 p.m. on August 19.
Registration and Info
The Freshman Expedition trip is filled and no more registrations are being taken
I've already registered. What's next?
You get to move in early.
What to do when you arrive:
What students have to say about Freshman Expedition…
The trip made me think a lot about my identity in Christ, as well as my priorities. I learned a lot about my capabilities and how to relate to others. I will be starting my classes with more confidence and determination and less anxiety."
It was a blast! The combination of physical and mental challenges, with teamwork and stuff, was highly enjoyable. I loved every minute."
I think I found that I'm often capable of more that I think, and that I just need to rise to meet the challenge. I am going to be much more aware of my attitudes and will also be more confident in my transition."
I was really scared to go on the trip because I had never been hard-core camping before, but the instructors were great. In the end it was facing my fears that made the trip so great."
I LOVED being surrounded by creation—the stars, the clouds the trees. I felt like God had put everything there just for my enjoyment."
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