Pre-Orientation Outdoor Program
August 20 thru August 27, 2015

The application period is now closed. If you would like to get involved in the outdoors during your time at Macalester, check out the Outing Club at the Involvement Fair in the fall.

New Students - Thinking about applying?
Mission, Values and Goals
Past Participants on their Experience

Our Trip Destinations

The Macward Bound pre-orientation program offers trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and the Superior Hiking Trail in northern Minnesota. Both destinations are about a 5 hour drive north from the twin cities.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Superior Hiking Trail

“Macward Bound was the perfect introduction to Macalester. Making friends with a bunch of nerdy-cool kids for half a week in the middle of the woods prepared me to make friends with a bunch of nerdy-cool kids for four years in the middle of the city.” - Macward Bound Past Participant

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contact information

Catherine Bretheim
Macward Bound Program Coordinator
651-696-6842