There will be 2 sections of this program.
FACEtime facilitates face-to-face encounters that develop Friendships, a sense of Adventure, Connections with resources and meaningful Engagement. FACEtime programs are run by RIT’s Outdoor Education department.
In Backpacking, explore the beauty of a wilderness setting, learn the in’s and out’s of backpacking and make your first (and possibly best) friends of your college career. Learn backcountry skills, enjoy the simplicity of the woods, and make the friends that you will be spending your college years with while living off of only what you carry on your back. This trip requires little or no backpacking experience but participants must be able to hike several miles at a time over varying and sometimes difficult terrain while carrying a 40 pound backpack. This place takes place in Letchworth State Park.
The trip fee covers most backpacking/camping gear (including tents, sleeping bags, and backpacks), all group gear, transportation, and meals are provided. Participants must have proper backpacking footwear and clothing for the outdoors.
*Please note: commuter students will be discounted the cost of early move in fees.