TREK Kayaking

TREKTREK is a unique community-building and enrichment program for first-year UVM students led by experienced peers.  Sponsored by the Department of Student Life Outdoor and Leadership & Civic Engagement Programs, TREK experiences have offer new UVM students diverse experiential learning opportunities promoting the ideals of engagement, self-discovery and connection to future classmates. We look forward to having you join us in 2016!

The TREK experience is divided into two specifically themed programs that cater to new student interests: Wilderness and Service. Under the TREK banner, each of these programs has a variety of different trips which students can register for. We also offer groups specifically for transfer and ALANA (African, Latino(a), Asian & Native American) students interested in being part of an identity-based community.

Each TREK trip is led by two experienced and trained student leaders who support between 8-10 new students during a week of service projects or on wilderness adventures in Vermont, upstate New York and for the whitewater boaters, in Maine! Looking to August, we will welcome more than 250 TREKKIES from this year's incoming class. We hope you will be one of them!

WHEN IS TREK?

TREK takes place the right before the start of the semester in August - Saturday August 20th - Thursday, August 25th.

Due to overwhelming demand, we suggest you get your application in early. You can learn more about the registration process on our TREK registration page. We hope that no one will have to miss out!

 

WHO IS TREK FOR?

The TREK program is for any new first-year or transfer student who wants to become a part of a community upon arrival to UVM as a new student. Through TREK we celebrate and promote a safe and healthy community for people of all races, ethnicities, religions, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, and ages. During TREK week, TREKKIES and TREK leaders live, work, and play together as a community, bound together by interests in Service, Leadership and Outdoor Adventures.

You DO NOT need any prior experience to participate in TREK! We strive to create a community of inclusion and therefore encourage ALL students who are new to UVM to apply. Any necessary support/adaptation for all individual needs will be made. If you have never participated in the program area you selected, please indicate this on your Registration Form.

 

ACCESSIBILITY & ACCOMMODATION

The TREK program is firmly committed to including all interested first year students. Students with any type of disability are encouraged to apply and participate in all TREK programs. We provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations, in consultation with ACCESS. Students who are seeking accommodations should contact ACCESS and TREK well in advance, as some accommodations take time to implement.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial assistance is available for TREKKIES through support measured on stated need or by Identity-Based Scholarships (eligible identities include: first generation college students, lesbian / gay / bisexual /transgender / questioning / queer students, students of color, or students with disabilities).  Each year we offer fully paid TREK identity scholarships to these under-represented incoming student populations. 

Apply to be a TREK Leader
 

Are you a current student who loved your TREK experience? Interested in helping make the TREK program great for the Class of 2020? TREK Leader internship applications are now live!

Apply to be a TREK Leader...

 

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Got Questions?
 

For more information about the TREK Programs, Costs, and financial aid options, please contact us:

Tel: (802) 656-2060

TREK Questions:
trek@uvm.edu