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    Houghton College: Highlander Wilderness Adventure Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: August
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: Rock Climbing, Hiking
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    The Highlander Wilderness Adventure program is intended to be a catalyst for the Highlander process - a process of growth, challenge, and discipleship which finds its beginning long before the program itself and is expected to continue for a lifetime. The Highlander Wilderness Adventure program is a 2 credit hour course available only to incoming freshman and transfer students.

    The program runs during the last two weeks of August; just prior to the beginning of the first day of Fall classes. This unique program will stretch the person physically, socially and spiritually. Emphasis is placed upon problem-solving, group interaction and personal reflection, all while living and trekking in the outdoors.

    Activities include: backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, wilderness camping, a challenging ropes course, a solo experience and a 5 mile "marathon". These facilitate individual student growth, promote leadership, social maturity, and moral excellence within a group setting.