WhenJul. 15, 2012 04:30 PM to
Jul. 19, 2012 12:00 PM
WhereLake Placid, N.Y.
ContactPaul Turner, Dean of Students
Although Lynn University is most commonly associated with the beaches and coastline of tropical South Florida, Lynn uniquely offers students the ultimate “first-year experience” - a five-day group dynamic in one of the most beautiful outdoor recreational areas in the world, the Adirondack mountains. The Lynn University Adirondack Experience operates from a home base in the historic village of Lake Placid, N.Y. This base is situated in the six million-acre Adirondack Park in central New York.
The Lynn University Adirondack Experience is an incredible pre-orientation program for first-year students to learn not only about Lynn, but about one another and themselves. The Lynn Adirondack Experience is designed to ease students’ transition to college life. Breathtaking mountains and pristine lakes provide the backdrop for a variety of activities, workshops and team building opportunities. The trip demands a commitment and sense of enthusiasm from every student and is structured to emphasize personal success and community awareness.
- Team building
- Fun exercises
- Lynn University Orientation
Friendships...Becoming a Lynn University Student
The Lynn Adirondack Experience requires individual motivation, responsibility and a sense of community, but also emphasizes group dynamics. It is a way to explore the peaceful outdoors, while gaining respect for others and developing an understanding of the value of cooperation and teamwork.
The Adirondacks provide a special opportunity for experiential learning while living in cabins and enjoying the outdoors. As part of a team of students led by university leaders, participants will support each other in activities, get acquainted with the university staff and develop lifelong friendships, all in preparation for becoming part of a greater college community.
- Welcome reception at 4:30 p.m.
- Group activities/ice breakers
- Large group meeting/orientation
- Goal setting
- Question and answer
- “Getting Acquainted” Campfire
- Saranac River
- Italian Dinner
- “Lynn-It to Win It” Campfire
- Whitewater rafting
- Chicken Barbeque
- “Chillin’ With New Friends” Campfire
- Visit Whiteface Mountain
- Village of Lake Placid
- Olympic Village/Souvenirs
- Farewell Dinner
- “See You in Boca” Campfire
- Continental breakfast
- Students depart
Although outdoor activities have certain inherent risks, every precaution is take to ensure a safe experience for all participants. The Lynn University Adirondack Experience is a substance-free program that prohibits the use of drugs and alcohol by all participants for the entire program.
Application Process and Fees
Registration and fees must be received by July 6, 2012. The fee for the program is $450, which covers all program costs, including lodging, food, local transportation, staffing and venue admissions. The fee can be paid online at www.lynn.edu/emarket. Students must provide their own sleeping bag or linens and personal items. For additional information, call 561-237-7230.
Students must fill out and return the Liability Release Form by fax or mail.
Paul Turner, Dean of Students
3601 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431