Wilderness to Wake

Photo of students back-packing in the mountains.Wilderness to Wake is the perfect way to jump straight into college life while forming strong friendships that will last far beyond the days of your trip. Whether your schedule includes backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, canyoneering or all of the above, we guarantee that the Wilderness to Wake experience will be both challenging and rewarding. Each group of nine first-year students is led by a trained  Outdoor Pursuits student leader through both the scenic regions surrounding Wake Forest and the adjustment to life as a college student, during the first semester and beyond. After five days of group bonding and peer mentorship in a wilderness setting, students return to campus with the confidence to dive headfirst into the opportunities Wake Forest has to offer.

Acceptance notifications sent out: June 14

Final payment & supplemental paperwork due: June 30

Cost: $660*
Application Deadline: June 9
When: August 18–23
Sponsored by: Outdoor Pursuits
Website: go.wfu.edu/f101wildtowake

*price subject to change