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Student Activities Office. New Student Wilderness Immersion Program, 1999-2007. GACA Collection 346. ½ Hollinger box and 1 Records Center Carton.
The New Student Wilderness Immersion Program collection contains promotional materials, equipment supply lists, facilitator and participant information, evaluations, and other documents relating to preparation for each expedition. Also included are pictures and scrapbooks. The New Student Wilderness Immersion Programs originated as the Outdoor Wilderness Experience for incoming students at Gustavus Adolphus College.
The New Student Wilderness Immersion Programs originated as the Outdoor Wilderness Experience for incoming students at Gustavus Adolphus College. College staff and faculty provided guidance and mentorship during the trip and lead participants in discussion of their concerns for the upcoming years. The program sought to prepare participants for the challenges of college through teambuilding activities and camping in the Minnesota Boundary Waters Canoe Area. In addition, the experience educated students about ecological stewardship and provided opportunities to apply leadership skills. An extension of the program included a Community Service Immersion Experience in an urban setting.