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Pre-Orientation Outdoor Program
August 21 thru August 27, 2014

Class of 2018!!
Thanks for your interest in the Macward Bound program. There is a lot of information about the program in the links below. Please read all of the information thoroughly!

APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LATE MAY 2014.

New Students - Thinking about applying?

Timeline 2014
FAQs 2014
Mission, Values and Goals
Macward Bound Leaders 2013

HIKING - Packing List
KAYAK/CANOE - Packing List

Former participants have stated:

“Macward Bound is one of the best ways to really get to know some of your classmates. The woods will strip your pretenses and really allow you to connect with a large group of people in ways you didn't know possible.” - Palmer Fliss, ‘11

“Macward Bound was the perfect introduction to Macalester. Making friends with a bunch of crazy-nerdy-cool kids for half a week in the middle of the woods prepared me to make friends with a bunch of crazy-nerdy-cool kids for four years in the middle of the city.”- Matt Kazinka, ‘11

“Macward Bound was the beginning of my Macalester adventure. And what an adventure it was! Some of my best friends here at Mac I made during those first days out on the trail, sweating up hills, cooking well-deserved meals, and playing games.” -Hannah Rivenburgh, ‘10

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

For more information contact:
Allison Greenlee
Assistant Director of Campus Programs

651-696-6202 
or
Catherine Bretheim, '15 
Macward Bound Program Assistant

Macward Bound Mission
To provide shared experiences in which new students will develop social support systems, self-awareness and confidence in an outdoor environment.