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    Outdoor Education Summit

    Academic Year Hours

    Ahlberg Gear House

    MON-THURS: 2-6pm
    FRI: 12:30-2:30pm

    CLOSED: Block Break

    Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym

    MON-WEDS: 4-10pm
    THURS: 4-9pm

    SUN: 6-9pm

    Bike and Ski Co-op

    MON-THURS: 3-5pm

    CLOSED: Block Break

    Trip Itineraries

    All NSO and WSO trip itineraries vary depending on site location, site host needs, and many other logistics but the itineraries below will provide a general idea of what the Orientation Week will look like and what incoming students can expect!

    Fall New Student Orientation General Itinerary:

    Day 1 Saturday: MOVE IN and Priddy Pre Trip Meeting

    All incoming students will move into their residence halls with help from NSO Leaders. After an official welcome from the President and Student Life students will find their assigned Priddy Trip Group and meet their fellow trippees and student leaders for the first time!

    Day 2 Sunday: On campus Orientation Activities and Fun!  

    Many Priddy Trips will meet up for dinner or in the evening to further prepare for the Priddy Trip

    Day 3 Monday: On Campus Orientation

    See NSO Schedule for more details

    Day 4 Tuesday: On Campus Orientation

    See NSO Schedule for more details

    Day 5 Wednesday: Departure Day!

    • Meet your group for Breakfast in Rastall Dining Hall
    • Grab all of your equipment and meet in a designated location and head out for you Priddy Trip! Groups will be transported in 12 passenger vans, mini vans, SUV’s, or chartered buses to their site.
    • Once you arrive at your site, your leaders will help get your group set up and situated in your housing situation (housing varies from staying in doors to backcountry camping). If you are on a side country or backcountry trip you may hike into your campsite.
    • At camp, you’ll talk about the next couple of days and your leaders will begin to facilitate activities and discussion meant to help better prepare you for life at CC!

    Day 6 Thursday: Service Day!

    • Wake up and have breakfast before heading out to meet your host site
    • Expect to work with your host site from 8:00am-4:00pm (times may vary depending on site needs)
    • Once back at camp, there will be time for relaxation and more activities and discussions

    Day 7 Friday: Service Day!

    • Wake up and have breakfast before heading out to meet your host site
    • Expect to work with your host site from 8:00am-4:00pm (times may vary depending on site needs)
    • Once back at camp, there will be time for relaxation and more activities and discussions

    Day 8 Saturday: Cultural Day and Return to Campus

    • The cultural day experience is an opportunity for your group to participate in an intentional group experience that enhances the overall trip and emerses into the cultural aspects of the trip, community, or location. The trip will return back to campus and clean up and return all of their group and personal gear, debrief the whole experience and provide feedback for future years! Most trips are back on campu no later than 6:00pm and are welcomed back to campus with a large Welcome Back BBQ! Trippees will have Sunday to relax, rest, and prepare for class on Monday.
    • This can vary widely depending on the group, leaders, and the location where you are at. Some examples of cultural day activities include, visiting a Native American historical site, hiking at Great Sand Dunes National Park, attempt at summiting a peak, going to a local farmer’s market.
    • Most trips are back on campu no later than 6:00pm and are welcomed back to campus with a large Welcome Back BBQ! Trippees will have Sunday to relax, rest, and prepare for class on Monday.

    Winter Start Orientation General Itinerary:

    Day 1 Saturday: MOVE IN and Priddy Pre Trip Meeting

    All incoming students will move into their residence halls with help from NSO Leaders. After an official welcome from the President and Student Life students will find their assigned Priddy Trip Group and meet their fellow trippees and student leaders for the first time!

    Day 2 Sunday: On campus Orientation Activities and Fun!  

    Many Priddy Trips will meet up for dinner or in the evening to further prepare for the Priddy Trip

    Day 3 Monday: Departure Day!

    • Meet your all Winter Starts for a final group meeting before lunch
    • Grab all of your equipment and meet in a designated location and head out for you Priddy Trip! Groups will be transported in 12 passenger vans.
    • All groups will travel to their trip location and will settle into their lodge/sleeping accommodation.
    • You will talk about the next couple of days and your leaders will begin to facilitate activities and discussion meant to help better prepare you for life at CC!

    Day 4 Tuesday: Service Day!

    • Wake up and have breakfast before heading out to meet your host site
    • Expect to work with your host site from 8:00am-4:00pm (times may vary depending on site needs)
    • Once back at camp, there will be time for relaxation and more activities and discussions

    Day 5 Wednesday: Service Day!

    • Wake up and have breakfast before heading out to meet your host site
    • Expect to work with your host site from 8:00am-4:00pm (times may vary depending on site needs)
    • Once back at camp, there will be time for relaxation and more activities and discussions

    Day 6 Thursday: Cultural Day!

    • The cultural day experience is an opportunity for your group to participate in an intentional group experience that enhances the overall trip and emerses into the cultural aspects of the trip, community, or location.
    • This can vary widely depending on the group, leaders, and the location where you are at. Some examples of cultural day activities include, visiting a UFO Museum, hiking at Great Sand Dunes National Park, and going to some local hot springs!

    Day 7 Friday: Return to CC

    • The trip will clean up camp and begin to head back to campus where they will check in all equipment, debrief the whole experience and provide feedback for future years!
    • Most trips are back on campu no later than 1:00pm.

     

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