Honors Orientation Trip
At the beginning of each fall semester, the Honors Program invites the incoming First Year class, and a number of Honors Mentors and upper-level classmen, to spend a weekend away at the Frost Valley YMCA camp. We leave on a Friday afternoon (the first weekend after classes begin) and return to the Campus on Sunday afternoon.
The annual Honors Orientation Trip is a great way to start the year off by meeting other new students! We know what you are thinking: “I don’t know anybody; I’m not going to go.” That is precisely why you should join us! Few start the trip knowing other students, but everybody comes back knowing someone… and that’s really the point of going. Most of all it will make your first year at the Brooklyn Campus a great one!
Frost Valley is a full-service, 6,000 acre retreat center surrounded by 250,000 acres of "forever wild" forest preserve in the Catskill Mountains in southeastern New York, just 2.5 hours from New York City. You will spend the weekend meeting other students and Brooklyn Campus staff, learning from advanced students about Campus programs and college life, and engaging in hiking, boating, a low-ropes course, a climbing wall, archery and other team-building activities.
Students pay a nominal fee to attend the Orientation Trip, with the bulk of the trip cost covered by generous donations from Campus alumni. You will not need any money once we arrive at camp (unless you want to go horseback riding). All meals and transportation are covered. You will receive detailed information on the Orientation Trip and how to sign up as the beginning of the school year approaches.
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to make new friends!