Student Outdoor Adventure Retreat

Are you ready to 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!Incoming Students:

So why should you 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.

Late August Trips (August 28th - September 4th)

Girl rappelling down cliff

Multi-Sport - Adventure Duluth

Explore Duluth and the Northshore while base camping. During the trip your group will have the opportunity to go rock climbing, hiking, paddling, slacklining, and more!

Kayaks in tandem kayak

Sea Kayaking - Apostle Islands

Discover ship wrecks, light houses, sea caves, etc. from the cockpit of a kayak. Your group will paddle to multiple islands, camping and exploring along the way.

Two girls canoeing

Canoeing - BWCAW

Travel thru the splendor of the 1,090,000-acre wilderness bordering MN and Canada. Together you will camp, canoe, explore, and fish while learning about life at CSS.

Five students posing with backpacks on foot bridge

Backpacking - Pictured Rocks

Journey along sections of the 42 mile trail overlooking Lake Superior.  Your days will be filled with hiking, awe-inspiring views, giant sand dunes, and more!

Mid-Summer Trips (Mid-July and Mid-August)

Two students swimming in Lake Superior

Kayaking - Apostle Islands (7/10/15 - 7/16/15)

Want the opportunity to discover the Apostle Islands but can't come in August? Or maybe you want to attend more than one SOAR.

Kayaks in tandem kayak

Kayaking - Apostle Islands (8/7/15 - 8/13/15)

If you are busy before college begins, maybe with sports or other trips. You can still SOAR.  Sign up for the early Aug. trip!

S.O.A.R. Registration

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SOAR Mission/Vision

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.

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

Contact Us

Outdoor PURSUIT!
The College of St. Scholastica
BWC, Room  104
1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55811

(218) 625-4940

Rental Hours;
Monday - Thursday, 3pm - 9pm
Friday, 2pm - 6pm
Rentals by Appointment;
Saturdays & Sundays
and During Breaks
See our rental page for info

Climbing Wall Hours
Monday - Thursday, 4pm - 9pm
Friday, 3pm - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday, Closed
Closed during student breaks