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Pathways: Adventure Challenge

what is Adventure Challenge?

Adventure Challenge (AC) is an adventure-based, pre-semester, first year program that builds character and self-confidence through various team building and leadership activities. AC invites students to engage in self-reflection, develop courage, and think critically.

Adventure Challenge is an optional four day program that takes place the week before the fall semester begins. An experience designed to help students make a smooth transition into college by creating new friendships and becoming comfortable with their new environment. The AC program activities are challenging and often can put a student outside of their comfort zone. While students are never forced to participate in any activity in which they are uncomfortable, they are encouraged to accept new challenges and experience things they previously might not have encountered.

Adventure Challenge is an experience that helps students make friends with other incoming students and connect with other class students, staff, faculty, and administrators. Students will face exciting challenges in both individual and small group settings. AC focuses on the development of skills in the areas of decision making, communication, problem-solving, increasing self-confidence, positive group interaction, work collaboratively towards a common goal, handling stress and being able to take responsibility for actions.

Why adventure challenge is important:

Adventure Challenge is a great way to start your college career at The College of Saint Rose. As you navigate the crucial transition phase into college, AC helps you understand yourself better and to give you tools to better find your way at The College of Saint Rose. The Mission Statement of The College of Saint Rose states: “…students have the opportunity to cultivate their creative and spiritual gifts in a diverse learning community that fosters integrity, interdependence, and mutual respect.” AC utilizes the support and team-work of your peers so that you can have a chance to take part in challenging, thought-provoking activities designed to test both your mind and body. This program will jump start your experience at The College of Saint Rose!

Our Program Outcomes as told by previous Adventure Challenge participants:

  1. Ensure that the transition into the college environment is smooth and positive.
  2. Develop constructive and supportive relationships with Saint Rose peers, faculty, and staff.
  3. Learn and begin to own values of the Saint Rose mission statement.
  4. Increase self-confidence and self-awareness.
  5. Develop a sense of respect for others, their ideas and beliefs.
  6. Learn to think critically and creatively.
  7. Learn to set achievable goals, identify any potential barriers to success, identify how to meet these goals and decide what resources are needed to be successful.
  8. Have fun!
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