Each Spring we offer two-week expeditions on trails and open water to provide opportunities to appreciate new locations, people, your Gettysburg experience, and to learn what you're capable of. Designed by Gettysburg for Gettysburg, these programs vary in intensity from trekking between 4 star inns in Tuscany to mountaineering in Peru's Cordillera Blanca, and have included participants from 18 to 80 years old.
2017-2018 Expedition Locations:
Greek Myth and Modern Contexts
Visit the birthplace of Zeus, discover the lost island of Atlantis, and explore the Minotaur’s labyrinth on an expedition to the islands of Greece. Along with Dr. Victoria Reuter, we will trek through Athens, Crete, and Santorini to investigate the origins of Greek myths and their modern-day interpretations.
Trekking Camino de Santiago
Embark on a 7-day pilgrimage through the ancient, spiritual path of Camino de Santiago (The Way of Saint James) of Northwestern Spain. Join us in the beautiful Spanish countryside as we walk through medieval villages, reside in locally run inns, and experience the area's history and culture..
Hiking the West Highland Way
Come ramble the Scottish Highlands with Dr. Isherwood in the Civil War Era Studies department. Pass through moors, mountains, and rolling hills; camp next to local inns and pubs. Explore the striking scenery while learning about the Scottish identity and complex history of the area.
Phi Delta Theta Expedition
A 5-day wilderness expedition with the focus on instantiating the bond between new Phi Delta Theta members, upperclassmen and alumni alike. Location and outdoor medium to be determined.
Sigma Chi Expedition
Conquer the great peaks of the Northeast with current and past Sigma Chi's of Gettysburg.
Backpacking the White Mountains in New Hampshire Expedition
Exams are finally over, a long semester has come to a close, why not fill the six days before graduation with a backpacking trip? Nestled in the majestic White Mountain National Forest, the Pemigewasset Wilderness is filled with stunning vistas and tranquil pine forests. Our trip is open to all students, faculty, and alumni and accommodates every level of hiking ability.