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Exploration Adventure

Tessa Chefalo
Coordinator of Orientation and First-Year Programs
315-859-4846

August 18-23, 2015

Exploration Adventure (XA) is the latest addition to Hamilton’s orientation adventure trips. XA trips are theme- or subject-based while sharing the same goal of OA and AA to create a small-group bonding experience for incoming students. Each trip is led by two student leaders, and many will be facilitated in part by a Hamilton faculty member or administrator. XA boasts a wide variety of trip topics, featuring something for just about everyone! To learn more, see descriptions of this year's XA trips.

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Dean of Students and beekeeper Nancy Thompson teaches students about bees during the trip: The Art and Science of Bees and Beekeeping. <br />Photo: Nancy L Ford
Dean of Students and beekeeper Nancy Thompson teaches students about bees during the trip: The Art and Science of Bees and Beekeeping.
As part of a XA trip, students spent the day at the Old Path Farm harvesting veggies and spent the evening cooking them for dinner. <br />Photo: Nancy L Ford
As part of a XA trip, students spent the day at the Old Path Farm harvesting veggies and spent the evening cooking them for dinner.
XA students cook dinner together at Westminster Church in Utica, N.Y.
XA students cook dinner together at Westminster Church in Utica, N.Y.
XA students cook dinner together at Westminster Church in Utica, N.Y.<br />Photo: Nancy L Ford
XA students cook dinner together at Westminster Church in Utica, N.Y.
Students spent the day touring the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, N.Y.
Students spent the day touring the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, N.Y.
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