All members of the Class of ’21 participated in Orientation adventure trips, exploring the surrounding area and topics of interest. Hamilton offers three branches of orientation adventure trips that provide a fun and friendly atmosphere for easing new students into college life
Through Exploration Adventure, students explore a theme or topic, while learning more about the local community and central New York. XA boasts a wide variety of trips, focused on such topics as the arts, history, sustainability, nature and more.
At 34-years-old, the nationally acclaimed outdoor program Adirondack Adventure (AA) is Hamilton’s oldest. AA offers a variety of trips – 28 – that head into the nearby Adirondack region. Students can select their level of expertise and choose from among hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, kayaking and biking or combination trips.
Outreach Adventure (OA) gives students the chance to explore the area surrounding Hamilton while volunteering. Activities may include serving in a meal program for the homeless, working with Habitat for Humanity, helping with a summer program for children at a local museum or performing environmental service work. Most OA groups stay together in a community center or church “camping inside” in the area where they are volunteering.