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Sign up for Peak Experiences this summer

Sign up for Peak Experiences this summer

Friday, June 22, 2018

Making the transition to college life can be a challenge for some students. New place, new people, new routine and expectations. For several years, Fort Lewis College (FLC) has run its Peak Experiences programs during the summer months to help introduce students to college life and connect them with a community to lean on. Now FLC is expanding its Peak Experiences offerings to meet the needs and interests of its diverse student body.

Beginning in July, FLC students will have four Peak Experiences opportunities to choose from, each with a different focus. Food and lodging are included in the cost of the program and financial assistance is available for those who qualify. For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu/peakexperiences.

Summer 2018 Peak Experiences Programs

The Eco Roadshow: An exploration of Durango’s farms, rivers, solar arrays, and wildlands

Join the Environmental Center’s student staff to harvest veggies and cook a meal on a local organic farm, whitewater raft the Animas River while learning about water issues in the West, and plant native grasses to restore a mountain wetland (and thus our drinking water). Nights will be filled with campfires, stars, and stories. Together, we will build powerful friendships, a real connection to this place, unforgettable memories, and a deeper understanding of social justice and sustainability through DOING it.

When: August 19-23, 2018
Where: Durango-area campgrounds, farms, rivers, solar arrays, and wildlands
Number of students: 40
Student cost: $200

Native Skyway to Success: The Native first year experience
Native American students will prepare for their first year of college through skill building and culturally relevant activities that will help them navigate the school year successfully at Fort Lewis College. This program will be led by Native American Center staff members and current students.

When: August 19-23, 2018
Where: Campus
Number of students: 50
Student cost: $50

Summit the San Juans
Start your college career off with an exhilarating five-day backpacking trip through the rugged and beautiful San Juan Mountains. Your new backyard is full of alpine meadows, trout-filled lakes, deep forests, and jagged high peaks, so why not explore it with a group of your new peers? This backcountry experience is led by student leaders who have been trained in wilderness group travel, Leave-No-Trace ethics, and group facilitation skills.

When: August 19-23, 2018
Where: Weminuche Wilderness Area, San Juan Mountains
Number of students: 80
Student cost: $300


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