The purpose of this group is to give Kenyon students the opportunity to experience and learn about the outdoors. We aim at making trips affordable to all students and taking them places (The Adirondacks in upstate New York and The White Mountains in New Hampshire) that they would not have the chance to experience on their own due to costs or outdoors experience. The club aims to challenge students both physically and emotionally and for this reason we take a longer (1 week long) trip over Spring Break. This experience has always lead to incredible bonding and character building that one doesn't receive from a weekend-long trip in the outdoors. On these trips students learn the basics of camping, setting up tents, cooking in the outdoors, outdoor safety etc. which are all important skills to know that require direct experiences to learn. The club brings Kenyon College students together while giving them the opportunity to experience the natural world, both on campus activities such as BFEC hikes, Kokosing canoe trips etc., and on larger backpacking trips in the United States.
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