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Wilderness Orientation

Wilderness backpacking intro for Proctor Academy students since 1971 in White Mountains, NH

Since 1971, every Proctor student has begun their Proctor career by completing a five day, four night wilderness backpacking adventure in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Upon arrival on Registration Day, each new student joins seven other students and two Proctor faculty members to pack gear and begin their adventure. 

Through hiking, camping, cooking, overcoming adversity, and simply having fun with the group, students return to campus having stretched their own limits physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. Wilderness Orientation provides each person with significant insight into what Proctor is all about: experiential education, genuine relationships, and helping each other achieve their goals. Wilderness Orientation provides a powerful way to launch the Proctor experience and has for over fifty years.