Ever wanted to be have great adventures in service and the wilderness with new students? Be a TREK Leader! Learn more about being a trip leader for Service TREK or Wilderness TREK! Lead a group of new students in a community service or outdoor adventure before classes start in August, have fun, work with great people, make some memories. Service TREK trips include Habitat for Humanity, Animal Rescue, Farm & Food, Burlington Crew, State Park Crew, and Catamount Trail Crew. Wilderness TREK trips include Biking, Hiking, Sea Kayaking, White Water Kayaking, Canoeing, & Rock Climbing.
TREK is an intense and unique team-building and enrichment program for first-year students led by experienced peers. Sponsored by the Department of Student Life Outdoor and Leadership & Civic Engagement Programs, TREK has offered new students diverse, experiential learning opportunities that promote community building, self-discovery, and connection with future classmates for over 30 years.
The TREK experience is divided into three specific TREK programs which cater to specific student interests: Wilderness, Service, and Transfer. Under the TREK banner, each of these programs has a variety of different trips which students can register to participate in.
Each trip is led by two experienced student leaders who lead between 8-10 new students on a week of service projects or out-in-the-back-country of Vermont and upstate New York adventures. This August, we will welcome more than 250 TREKKIES from the Class of 2018 – and we hope you will be one of them.