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University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

Updated: December 19, 2001

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) Wilderness Orientation Program, subtitled “Pathways to Point,” is a one-credit college wellness course designed for incoming freshmen. It begins the weeks prior to the start of the fall semester. This course is an opportunity for students to make a positive transition to college life, learn about campus services, develop friendships, increase confidence, enhance self-esteem and social skills, learn outdoor skills, and enhance personal growth and physical conditioning through a wilderness adventure. The adventure will include a six-day trip involving camping and either canoeing, kayaking or backpacking into wilderness areas of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Students will be involved in team building exercizes and provided instruction in basic wilderness skills, wilderness safety and leave-no-trace principles. Applications will be made available to UWSP entering freshman each year. Since space is limited, applicants will be selected by a lottery process and informed in ample time for trip preparations. Co-Coordinators of the program are UWSP staff: Sheryl Poirier, Sterling Strathe and Jim Joque.


Address 1: UWSP Campus Activities & Recreation
City: Stevens Point
State/Province: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Postal Code: 54481


Phone: 715 346-2731
Fax: 715 346-4365
Contact Person: Sheryl Poirier

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