What is SOAR?

The College of St. Scholastica is located in an amazing area. Students Outdoor Adventure Retreat trips venture into world-class, regional outdoor venues. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY! S.O.A.R. is sponsored by Outdoor PURSUIT! and is guided by well-trained student guides. Discover great opportunities to bond with other incoming students and acclimate to the college scene. Immediately take advantage of the tremendous resources in and around our college campus!

Mission and Vision of SOAR:

Mission: To place students in a unique environment with their peers where they can learn how to safely and respectfully explore and grow through experiential learning. SOAR facilitates experiences and discussions to help new students explore new ideas and begin the transition to becoming independent and successful college students

Vision:  To provide opportunities for interpersonal and intrapersonal growth through guided trips in the natural environment that offer physically and emotionally safe challenges.

Incoming Students: Why do you want to be part of SOAR?

Are nervous? Excited? Maybe you're just anxious to move on to the next chapter of your life? Let Outdoor PURSUIT! and our student guides help you transition into you new home. Your week will be full of exciting opportunities and adventures. Our guides will train you and provide you with all of the necessary equipment to have a fun and safe trip. During your trip you will build relationships with others that are going through the same changes you are, as well as ask all those questions you haven't been able to ask in an emotionally and physically safe environment. So if you're ready to go on an adventure and meet some new people, look at the trip options and SIGN-UP!!! Space is limited and trips fill fast so don't wait too long.

Parents: Why do you want to send your son or daughter to be part of SOAR?

This is an opportunity to skip the hustle and bustle of move in day and enjoy the last hours before you leave your son or daughter to start their college lives. Our student guides will help with the move in process the weekend before the rest of the students move in. You can leave the college knowing that your son or daughter is about to spend the rest of the week with other students in the same situation. During this week they will explore world class outdoor venues, while building relationships, and learning about college life from student guides who have been in your son or daughters shoes.

Choose your adventure:

Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking BWCAW Canoeing
Adventure Duluth Multi-Sport Pictured Rocks Backpacking
Move in: Friday August 22nd and Saturday August 23rd (Morning) 
Training/trips start on Saturday August 23rd (Afternoon)
All trips return the afternoon of Thursday August 28th
Large group dinner at 6pm on August 28th
Mid Summer Sea Kayaking Mid August Sea Kayaking
Arrival: Friday July 12th
Training/Trips: Saturday July 13th
Trip returns: Friday July 18th
Move in: Thursday August 7th
Training/Trips: Friday August 8th
Trip returns: Wednesday August 13th

S.O.A.R. Registration

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