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Our programs build relationships. Our programs are perfect for college students - whether it be newly formed relationships, such as those in freshman orientation programs, or enhancing existing relationships, such as those in student government associations, RAs, graduate programs or fraternities and sororities.

Check out the colleges who participate in programs with us below!

All programs may be fully customized.


College Leadership Development Program

Our College Leadership Development Programs emphasize teamwork, cooperation, communication and leadership skills, through physical, mental and emotional challenges and safe risk-taking.

These activities take place in a cooperative, community environment and emphasize the relationship between self and the group. This is our most popular program. Read More

College Adventure Recreation Program

Designed for colleges that wish to take a relaxing break together, or for college groups that want to focus on specific activities, such as climbing, swimming, kayaking, use of our ropes courses or winter activities. This option is typically good for end-of-year trips, or for recreational sport groups. Read More

Build-Your-Own College Program

This option is for college groups who wish to mix-and-match, using activities from various programs and tailor them to fit the their needs.

All activities are on the table, and organizers can choose from activities under Leadership Development, Adventure Recreation and Facility Rental and Meeting Spaces. Colleges have built programs for student orientation programs, student government retreats, RA orientations, fraternity/sorority retreats, and student activity retreats. Read More

Our Colleges

This year, we ran programs for these colleges and universities:

  • Amherst College
  • Becker College
  • Berkshire Community College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Elms College
  • Fisher College
  • Harvard University
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Northeastern University
  • Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhode Island College
  • Springfield College
  • The College of Saint Rose
  • Union College
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Wesleyan University
  • Western New England University
  • Westfield State University
  • Wheaton College
  • Williams College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Yale University

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