Outreach Adventure (OA) is Hamilton College's eight-day community engagement program for incoming students that begins before regular orientation. OA is a parallel option to Adirondack Adventure (AA). As an entering first-year student, you will have a chance to form a tight bond with 6-10 of your peers in a small student-led group while serving at a non-profit agency in the nearby cities of Utica or Rome, or in outlying rural areas. It's a great opportunity to get acclimated to a new atmosphere, start college with a group of good friends, and cultivate a connection with the community that will be your home for the next four years.
2013 program dates are August 16th through 23. The cost is $500, and full financial aid is available.