WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COLLEGE (WBRE/WYOU) — A gaggle of soon-to-be freshmen, have gotten one with nature and constructing management abilities all earlier than the primary day of courses.
Lycoming College’s Outdoor Leadership and Education Program started on Friday and will go till Tuesday. Just in time earlier than the semester begins.
It’s the fifth 12 months of Lycoming College’s outside management and schooling program. A gaggle of incoming freshmen spends per week collectively doing outside actions and attending to know one another.
“There’s a lot saying for someone who’s able to have someone to eat lunch with on their very first day of class and there’s a lot of value in that,” stated Jae Ellison, Director of Outdoor Leadership and Education.
The 7 college students went mountain climbing, white water rafting, and mountaineering. The Director of this system, Jae Ellison, says these workout routines additionally give college students a really feel for campus life earlier than the primary week of courses.
“We have a lot of conversations with our students, helping them sort of to envision their place here at Lycoming. How they’re going to get involved and be leaders and we help them learn some strategies for being able to do so,” stated Ellison.
Students say it’s been a memorable expertise that’s helped with the jitters of beginning faculty.
“I’ve me, six other people, and that was one of my biggest fears coming into college. If I knew anybody, or if I would meet new people and that’s exactly what I’m doing,” stated Conner Penz, Freshmen, Lycoming College.
The program additionally permits college students to study new issues about themselves that they’ll carry all through life.
The lesson of understanding when to have the ability to take that step again and understand okay, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed however I must do one thing that may make me really feel a bit bit extra centered and grounded and for me, plenty of the time that’s being outdoor,” defined Dillon Hutchinson-Thomas, a freshman at Lycoming College.
“The college students say they’re grateful for the expertise and encourage different incoming freshmen to benefit from this system.