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


Thursday, July 27 – Sunday, July 31, 2023

Registration Deadline

July 21

Check-In and Pick Up Times

Check-in from 3-5 pm on Thursday, July 27
Pick up between 4 – 6pm on Sunday, July 31

Meeting Location

Southern Adventures Center; Located inside the RAC in Statesboro


$200 (includes camping equipment, food and all activities)

What is W.I.L.D?

W.I.L.D.  is designed to give Georgia Southern students an opportunity to learn leadership skills through intentional directed learning while participating in hiking, paddling, climbing, challenge courses and more! 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 day two through breakfast on the final day, all group gear (indicated on equipment list), safety equipment, instruction, permits and transportation to and from the hiking, climbing and paddling areas and all camping fees. The Statesboro campus will serve as our “home base” throughout the week where we will be camping (all equipment is included) and we will be taking day trips to participate in hiking, paddling, and climbing activities. 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 the first and last day 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 21. You will receive a refund for payment if you cancel by July 21.

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: 7/1/2021