Portage: The Journey Begins
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Dive into friendships, thinking and experiential learning—all of which will be part of your Northwestern experience—by participating in Portage. Portage is for incoming freshmen and transfer students. It's an August, pre-Orientation outdoor adventure in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). While camping, canoeing and portaging (carrying your canoe overland), you'll have a chance to explore your faith and character as you prepare get as much as you can—learning with your head and heart—from your college experience.
Christian community—it's wild!
Portage leaders are experienced wilderness instructors and NWC upperclassmen student leaders. They'll guide your exploration of what it means to be a Christian in community while you work together to navigate the BWCA, talk around the campfire each night, and spend time journaling and reflecting.
Participation costs $450 and is limited to the first 24 students who register. Scholarships are available; email Linden Figgie for information.
Portage is sponsored by Northwestern College's Franken Servant Leadership Institute to promote and foster a lifestyle of leadership on NWC's campus.