Summer Orientation Programs at UREC
Incoming JMU students, extend your Summer Springboard experience with one of these exciting UREC adventure programs!
TEAM Challenge Course Program
Spend one day following Summer Springboard meeting and forming relationships with your future classmates at UREC’s brand new TEAM Challenge Course (a facilitated high and low ropes teambuilding program). The group will start on the ground with some foundational teambuilding activities, then move up, literally, to work together at heights on the Odyssey Challenge Course. It is an experience designed launch you and your group into your first year at Madison with a higher sense of self-awareness, community, and trust. The program is 10am-3pm, includes lunch, and only costs $7. LEARN MORE!
Madison Orientation Adventure Trips
MOAT is a 3-day adventure-based orientation program. The MOAT experience is designed to give you an opportunity to build social connections with other trip members and introduce you to the amazing local natural areas surrounding Harrisonburg. These student-led backpacking, canoeing, and rock climbing trips begin at 5:30 pm. For your convenience, trips are scheduled to start after Summer Springboard, however, matching your orientation date to MOAT is not required. You will meet your leaders and other participants and spend the night at the University Recreation Center before heading out on your MOAT trip the next morning. All trips will involve primitive camping (no showers) and do not require any previous experience. The cost for the MOAT trip is $225.00 and includes instruction, leadership, equipment, and meals. LEARN MORE!