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Madison Orientation Adventure Trips (MOAT)

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MOAT is 3 night, 4 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 trips begin at 4pm on Saturday, August 20, 2016 and end on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. All MOAT participants will be able to move-in to their residence halls early on Saturday. You will meet your leaders and other participants at UREC then head to a basecamp site where all trips will be based. All trips will involve primitive camping (no showers). You will participate in a team building experience on our high and low challenge course. Additionally students may choose to rock climb, canoe, or hike. MOAT trips not require any previous experience.

Register Now! This link will take you to the UREC Program Registration web site. Since newly-committed students will not have an active JMU E-ID and password at this point, please create a guest account (in the student's name). You will now be able to register for MOAT!

The cost for the MOAT trip is $225.00 and includes instruction, leadership, equipment, and meals. 

Cancellation and refund policy: Occasionally, we have to cancel MOAT trips due to low enrollment or other factors. In the event this happens, participants may choose to transfer to another MOAT trip or receive a full refund. Decisions regarding cancellations will be made seven days prior to the trip. It is suggested that participants who will be flying to Harrisonburg purchase travel insurance in the event of a trip cancellation. Requests to cancel a MOAT trip registration will be handled on a case by case basis. Generally, requests made 10 days or less from the start of the trip will not be refunded.

Here's what you should pack!

Questions? Contact the Assistant Director for Adventure and TEAM Programs.