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For those who have been TREKKIES in the past - now’s your chance to be that amazing TREK leader you dreamed of being long ago! Or, if you haven't yet had a TREK experience, becoming a leader is one way you can get yourself involved! 

Don't miss your chance at being a key player in introducing a whole new class of UVM students to our local Vermont community, epic leadership opportunities, and the beauty of the great outdoors. TREK Interns work in pairs to ensure an educational, safe, fun, and engaging introduction to UVM by providing instruction in appropriate skills, coordinating group activities, and managing group dynamics. 

Application Process

  • Attend / Watch an Infosession

    We are hosting an info session on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 at 8pm in the Grand Maple Ballroom on the 4th floor of the Davis Center for students to learn more about the requirements for becoming a TREK Leader, Emergency Response Team Member, or Logistics Coordinator - and to ask any questions they might have. 

    View Infosession Recording



What's New in 2022?

We are excited to continue to offer TREK in 2022. We continue to make adaptations to what works best based on the feedback we've received from past years leaders and participants. 

So what's new? Training! We've updated the training plan to include datese throughout the spring semester with the bulk of training happening at the end of the Spring Semester, during what is known as Senior Week. Other than that, we plan to offer the most of the same trips that have gone out in past years!

Important Dates

Info Sessions
October 20th, 2021 - 8:00PM, Grand Maple Ballroom, or Virtually through this link

TREK Apps (Online)
Open: October 18, 2021
Due: October 29, 2021 - 11:59PM (EST)



Week of November 8th: Group Interviews

Week of November 15th: Individual Interviews

Invitations to training sent out:
November 19th

New TREK Leader Training
Tuesday, April 26th 7pm-9pm: Pre-trip meeting
Saturday, April 30th & Sunday May 1st: Paddling & Hiking Trip Logistics, Paddle Instruction and 'shake-down' hike
Saturday, May 7th: Prep for Spring Training Week
Saturday, May 14th - Friday, May 21st: Spring Training!

Returning + New Leader Training
January 29

August 15 - 19

Additional dates required for Mental Health First Aid, CPR, WFA or WFR

TREK Program
August 20 - 25 (Tentatively)



Have Additional Questions?

If you still have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to trek@uvm.edu. A staff member will be happy to clarify and discuss these opportunities with you at their earliest convenience.