Portage: The Journey Begins
Aug. 6-15, 2013
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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 a 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 email@example.com for information.
||Portage participants arrive at NWC (you'll be able to move into your dorm rooms ahead of the rest of the new students before we leave in the evening)
||Travel by van to the BWCA
||Camping, canoeing and portaging in the Boundary Waters
||Portage "team" service project at the Grand Portage Reservation, MN
||Return to campus; new student Orientation begins Aug. 17
Portage is sponsored by Northwestern College's Franken Servant Leadership Institute to promote and foster a lifestyle of leadership on NWC's campus.