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GRAB Expedition


August 15-21, 2018

AscentDeveloped by the Office of Experiential Education, Ascent is Gettysburg College's oldest and most popular pre-orientation program. These trips combine wilderness education and historical context with the “This I Believe” essay series to provide opportunities for first year students to connect with peers as they begin their Gettysburg College experience.

On these programs you may trek through forests, test your limits scaling cliffs, or study Gettysburg's leadership legacy, but you will walk away from your five day experience with so much more. You will create meaningful friendships, feel the accomplishment of overcoming new challenges, and gain an understanding from your peer facilitators of what lies ahead at Gettysburg College. Regardless of your experience level we design our programs with you in mind, so follow in the footsteps of so many Gettysburg leaders before you and sign up for Ascent today!

Outdoor Ascent Trips

  • Kayaking
  • Backpacking
  • Climbing & Backpacking
  • Basecamp Multisport

Gettysburg's Leadership Legacy