First Ascent - Wilderness Orientation Program
Dates and Times for First Ascent: Listed below are the dates/times for our First Ascent day trips!
- Day Hike - 6/4/22 - 9:30am to 2pm
- Day Hike - 6/11/22 - 9:30am to 2pm
- Paddling Trip - 6/15/22 - 9:30am to 2pm
- Paddling Trip - 6/22/22 - 9:30am to 2pm
- Paddling Trip - 6/25/22 - 9:30am to 2pm
- Day Hike - 6/29/22 - 9:30am to 2pm
Who is eligible for First Ascent? Those who have been accepted to Appalachian and will be a new student in Summer 2022 or Fall 2022. If you have been accepted to Appalachian and enrolled for an upcoming semester, you can still participate even if you are under the age of 18.
Where to meet: We will be meeting at the Student Recreation Center (SRC) in the Outdoor Programs base camp. (150 Bodenheimer Dr, Boone, NC 28608)
As soon as you walk into our building, we'll be directly to your right!
Optional parking pass: You can purchase an optional on-campus parking pass for $3 as you sign up and register for your course if you would like to park your car at the SRC parking lot. Campus parking is free on Saturdays. Parking Permits are not needed for Saturday trips.
Please mail all course paperwork to: Student Recreation Center C/O Alyssa Casey, ASU Box 32081, Boone, NC 28608
Adverse Weather: All trip activities and locations are subject to adjustment based on weather/needs.
Refund Policy: If for some reason UREC needs to cancel your First Ascent trip, we will offer you a full refund. We will inform you of this decision two weeks in advance. Due to our commitment to serving as many first year and transfer students as we possibly can, we will not be able to offer you a refund if you have to cancel within a 30 day period of your trip date.
For more information, contact Alyssa Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 262-7388.