Geneseo's Adirondack Adventure

"The Adirondack Adventure was a home run for our daughter.  It totally addressed her anxiety about making friends at college.  Also, the challenging activities were the best of experiential learning and group dynamics.  Thanks to this program, her start at Geneseo was joyful and highly motivated."


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Jump start Your Geneseo Experience

The Geneseo Adirondack Experience is an optional four-day academic program designed to provide an enjoyable transition to life and learning at Geneseo by engaging students in a unique, challenging, and exploratory program, while earning college credit. You will enroll in a one-credit first-year course and engage in activities that promote your success as a student and as an individual at Geneseo. You will make connections with other new students and have a jump start on your academic coursework, leaving you better prepared for your transition to Geneseo"



You will meet and establish lasting connections with other incoming students and have an immediate community with other program participants upon your starting your fall semester. You will have the opportunity to get to know your peers and create friendships with those who share academic and co-curricular interests.

Faculty & Staff

A Geneseo faculty member and Certified Adirondack Mountain Guide will lead the program with a four-day experiential learning adventure in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Selections from Emerson and Thoreau will be read as you canoe and hike in the beautiful Adirondack State Park. Discussions around the campfires will transcend the experience to explore the inspiring nature of the trip. As you enter your first year of college, you will have learned to work as a team and have started a journal that may indeed become a significant part of your future writings.

The Adirondack Adventure is designed to benefit all undergraduate students new to Geneseo through
* earning one hour of academic credit in a First-Year Seminar course
* developing a deeper understanding of college life
* meeting other new Geneseo students
* assisting with the transition to college life