What is TREK?
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"TREK made me feel more comfortable with my arrival at UVM. I learned a lot from my leaders."
"What you learn intellectually lies in the shallow pools among the wrinkles of your brain. What you learn through the skin of experience sinks deep into your roots." --Hank Taft
"The best part was just seeing all of the incoming freshmen so
excited about coming here. It just made me more excited about
coming here as well. It just made me realize all of the great things
about UVM that I might have overlooked. They are all super excited now;
they have a little family to go to if they are ever uncomfortable."
--Kathryn Esposito - Georgia, VT - TREK leader Burlington Crew Service TREK (The Vermont Cynic: August 30, 2010)
This special wilderness orientation program provides students the opportunity to build lasting friendships, initiate self-discovery, and explore the people and landscapes that are Vermont. Since 1979, WILDERNESS TREK has been creating adventurous beginnings for student development at UVM. Wilderness TREK trips include: Hiking, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, White Water Kayaking, Rock Climbing, and Biking.
TRANSFER TREK is a great opportunity for students who are transferring to UVM to meet other students and to explore part of Vermont's Long Trail. This program is part of Wilderness TREK, but is designed to help familiarize you with the unique challenges facing transfer students at UVM.
Got Transfer Trek or Wilderness Trek questions? Email the wilderness TREK team at email@example.com.
SERVICE TREK participants engage in direct service while learning about the value of community involvement, leadership skills, developing great friendships, and living and working as a team. You don't need any special skills to participate in Service TREK, just an open mind and a sense of adventure. Service TREK trips include: Animal Rescue, Catamount Crew, Habitat for Humanity Crew, Sate Park Crew, Food Security Crew, and Burlington Crew.
Questions about Service TREK? Feel free to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.