On Monday, September 3, twelve Orientation Trips piled into the White Mountain buses and caravans to embark on three-day adventures all over Northern New Hampshire. Orientation serves as a way to introduce students to The White Mountain School experience, while breaking the ice and making a dozen new friends in the process. While this program serves as a way for students to learn about the ins and outs of White Mountain, it also inspires growth, team-building, and working towards a common goal within a small community environment.
On Wednesday, September 6, students rolled back into campus beaming with stories of triumph through evening thunderstorms, reaching the top of their very first rock climb, or taking on a Class II rapid in a kayak despite their fear of fast-moving water. We value the opportunity Orientation Trips provide for students to challenge themselves and each other to reach their goals and create new ones as they approach the first day of classes.
The twelve Orientation Trips this year included:
Backpacking: North to South
Backpacking: South to North
Canoeing Lake Umbagog – North
Canoeing Lake Umbagog – South
Mountain Biking: Kingdom Trails
Day Hiking: Pinkham Notch
Rock Climbing: Franconia Notch/Rumney
Rock Climbing: North Conway
Rock Climbing: Southern White Mountains
Day Hiking: Waterville Valley
Click here to view photos from this year’s Orientation Trips.