NRB Overnight Trips August 23-25

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Registration for overnight trips are full as of 6/12/2022. 

Overnight Trips: August 23-25, 2022

These trips are designed to help you connect with Rensselaer classmates, faculty, and staff before the official NRB week kicks off. We are offering many rewarding overnight trips, each lasting three days and two nights. Overnight trips are highly encouraged. If interested, register online and return any necessary release forms to the Office of the First-Year Experience no later than June 30. Limited space is available, so please register early. Scholarships are available for those with high need. Note: Overnight trip assignments, liability and medical forms, meal accommodations, and detailed packing lists will be sent to your Rensselaer email address. Your move in date as an overnight trip participant will be Monday, August 22. 

Program Fee Includes:  

• Round-trip transportation from campus to all aspects of your adventure.  

• Lodging for the duration of the program.  

• All associated meals and program costs.  

• All activities are subject to change, weather permitting

Note: Overnight trip assignments, liability and medical forms, meal accommodations, and detailed packing lists will be sent to your Rensselaer email address.  

rafting
Whitewater Rafting and Hiking– Beaver Brook Adirondacks, NY
THIS TRIP IS FULL

You should go on this trip if you like adventure, you’re not afraid of getting wet, and you want to meet other first- year students who enjoy the outdoors and sleeping in tents riverside without the conveniences of modern bathroom facilities. This trip is a fantastic way to see the Adirondacks and get connected with classmates. The trip begins as you float down class III rapids on day one, followed by your choice of either hiking or fishing on day two. The third day will continue with more whitewater rafting. During this adventure, you’ll become an integral part of a team that must work collaboratively to overcome challenges such as lighting a fire, cooking meals, and transporting gear. 

$340

canoe
Canoeing and Hiking–Beaver Brook North Creek, NY
THIS TRIP IS FULL

You should go on this trip if you like adventure, you’re not afraid of getting wet, you want to meet other first-year students who enjoy these activities, and you wouldn’t mind sleeping lakeside in a tent or lean-to without modern conveniences. This trip is an excellent way to see the Adirondacks and get connected with classmates. You will begin day one by paddling to your campsite. On day two, you’ll have the choice of either hiking or fishing, and day three will continue with more canoeing. During this adventure, each person becomes an integral part of a team that must work collaboratively to overcome challenges such as lighting a fire, cooking meals, and transporting gear. 

$300 

slaone
Camp Sloane–YMCA Lakeville, CT
THIS TRIP IS FULL

You should go on this trip if you like camping but still want a real bathroom, you’re interested in building teamwork and leadership skills, and you want to try to make it to the top of a climbing wall! Your stay at Camp Sloane YMCA will provide a true outdoor experience. You will participate in outdoor adventure-based activities intended to help you get to know your classmates better while developing a support group among your peers. Group problem-solving and communication skills will also be built that will help to further your ambitions as engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and in your personal life. During this trip, you’ll live in a 14-foot-by-14-foot canvas wall platform tent with modern bathroom facilities adjacent to each living area. 

$260

darrin
The Jefferson Project Darrin Fresh Water Institute Lake George, NY
THIS TRIP IS FULL

You should go on this trip if you have an interest in biology, ecology, and the environment, or just like being outside. During this trip, you’ll spend time with Rensselaer faculty and learn about the research they perform. You’ll also be presented with environmentally based team-building activities, all at the foot of the Tongue Mountain Range and the historic Narrows of Lake George. Friendships begin immediately as you plan your meals and choose activities including a nature scavenger hunt, a live rattlesnake demonstration, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, or swimming. You’ll experience all of this while learning environmental and scientific skills including the basic practices of limnology (fresh water science) and aquatic species identification. Lodging accommodations have been arranged in the newly renovated Education Center, which was originally an Adirondack lodge built in 1896. This center offers warmth with beautiful Adirondack décor, a large modern kitchen, and recreation room with full computer media capabilities. The communal nature of your stay at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute will foster long-lasting skills, friendships, and experiences. 

$175

fowler
Camp Fowler Lake Pleasant, NY
THIS TRIP IS FULL

You should go on this trip if you like camping but still want a real bathroom, you’re interested in sustainability, planets, and the stars! Your stay at Camp Fowler will include rustic cabin accommodations with your fellow classmates.  Explore outdoor adventure-based activities including guided hiking and boating, campfires, and night sky tours. Free swim will also be available throughout the retreat on beautiful Sacandaga Lake in the Southern Adirondacks region of New York. 

$250

gorham
Camp Gorham–YMCA Eagle Bay, NY
THIS TRIP IS FULL

You should go on this trip if being immersed in the Adirondack wilderness sounds like a great way to finish your summer, you don’t mind leaving modern conveniences behind for a few days, and you are into new adventures such as horseback riding, challenge courses, kayaking, and archery. Challenge yourself on high ropes courses or a bouldering wall, on the water in canoes and kayaks, on horseback, or with each other in tricky team-building activities. Spend your evenings cooking over a campfire and sharing stories with newfound friends. You’ll stay in classic Adirondack lean-tos with only what you can carry. 

$360

cw
Camp Woodstock Northeastern, CT
THIS TRIP IS FULL

You should go on this trip if you want to make new friends, you want to develop leadership skills, you are comfortable living in a cabin with 12 to 16 of your peers, and you are looking to experience traditional camp activities such as archery, boating, and climbing. During this trip, challenge yourself to try new things, be creative, meet new people, and build life-long relationships. Trip activities include archery, bb gunnery, climbing tower, high ropes, boating, swimming, team-building challenges, and campfires. 

$445

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