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 Interactive Adventures, RIT’s outdoor education program.
Letchworth State Park, renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most incredible areas in the Eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three main waterfalls between cliffs - as high as 600 feet in some places - surrounded by lush forests. With 66 miles of hiking trails in the park, you'll discover one of the best kept secrets in the Rochester Area. 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.
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. A full pack list will be available upon registration.
*Please note: commuter students will be discounted the cost of early move in fees.