Peak Experiences at FLC

Peak Experiences

One of the best ways to transition to college life is through participation in one of our Peak Experiences. Whether it's hiking through the San Juan mountain range, touring a local farm, engaging in cultural activities, or challenging your leadership beliefs, this will be an amazing way to begin your academic adventure at FLC!

Financial assistance is available for those that qualify.

Native Skyway to Success: The Native First Year Experience (NS2S)

NS2S participants will interact with peers from multiple tribal communities.  Over 170 tribal nations are represented at Fort Lewis College from as far north as the Arctic Circle to the Southern reaches of the eastern seaboard.  You will build community through experiential development, and focus on building academic capital within the College community so that your first year of college is a success.

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When: August 25-29, 2019
Where: Campus
Number of students: 50
Student cost: $50

Ignite U: featuring the LeaderShape Institute

Get ready for what may be a life changing experience! Ignite U is an extensive and immersive experience where you will be introduced to issues related to personal development and group leadership. You will also get to know some FLC staff and faculty, who will continue to support you and be your champions for the duration of your college career. Are you ready to be inspired? It's time for ignition - we'll see you at the institute! 

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When: August 25-29, 2019
Where: Hesperus Camp
Number of students: 60
Student cost: $200

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 first aid, Leave-No-Trace ethics and group facilitation skills. 

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When: August 25-29, 2019
Where: Weminuche Wilderness Area, San Juan Mountains
Number of students: 80
Student cost: $300


Kick your college career into high gear with Fort Lewis College’s JumpStart experience. This seven-day program launches a week before the semester begins, offering opportunities to explore your new home-away-from-home with fellow highly motivated students and our engaged, inspiring faculty!

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When: August 23-29, 2019
Where: Fort Lewis College & Durango community
Number of students: 40
Student cost: $50