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Wilderness Introduction to Leadership Development (W.I.L.D.)


July 26th – August 1st

Registration Deadline

July 19

Meeting Time

Check in from 6pm – 8pm, Friday, July 26th

Meeting Location

Southern Adventures Center located at the back of the RAC


$250 (includes food, lodging, and all activities)
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The Southern Adventures Wilderness Introduction to Leadership Development is designed to give Georgia Southern Students an opportunity to learn leadership skills through intentional and directed learning on a 4-day backpacking, paddling, and caving expedition in the North Eastern Alabama. Students will experience growth through learning skills that allow them to thrive in adverse and uncertain situations while leading their peers. This trip is designed to directly support the purpose of CRI to “inspire self-discovery through sport, fitness, wellness, and adventure”. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of wilderness skills required to thrive while leading others in remote settings. Students can also expect to gain self-awareness regarding their default leadership style, roles, and skills associated with leading others in any future setting.

This program is designed to teach leadership skills in a wilderness setting. Students will apply these skills to challenges in a supportive learning environment with high expectations. Students will have the opportunity for a positive, transformational experience and leave inspired and empowered to lead others positively.

If you are interested in a W.I.L.D. experience please reserve your spot on this year’s trip as soon as possible!

Other important information

Your trip fee includes meals starting with breakfast on July 27th through breakfast on August 1st, all group gear (indicated on equipment list), safety equipment, instruction, permits, and transportation to and from the backpacking, paddling, and caving areas, and all camping fees. You are responsible for travel to and from Statesboro, additional lodging and meals before and after the trip, and any necessary evacuation expenses. It is
recommended that you bring money along for meals in town and on the road on July 27th and July 31st as they will not be provided.

Your enrollment is considered complete with receipt of your full cost and your completed application forms; these are due on or before July 19th. You will receive a refund for payment if you cancel by July 19th.

After registering, our staff will contact you the first week of July regarding arrival and departure logistics, what to pack, and any additional questions you may have.

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Last updated: 7/16/2019