An adventure program for incoming Boston College students!
Wild Eagles is a new program for incoming freshmen and transfer students at Boston College. This program gives new students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the outdoors, while creating lasting bonds with new friends before the start of their first year.
Wild Eagles is a unique, co-ed program at Boston College. Led by two upperclassmen, participants will experience the outdoors on a 5 day trip consisting of one or more of the following: hiking, backpacking, kayaking, camping, paddle boarding, and/or rock climbing. Trips are small in size, allowing close friendships to be formed and grow throughout the next four years of your college experience.
All of our trips are designed for beginners, as well as avid adventurers. These trips are designed to be fun, yet challenging.
Summer 2017 Trips
August 19 - 23 (6 backpacking and 2 multi sport trips offered)
Why Join a Wild Eagles Adventure this Summer?
Through this program you will be able to curb your nerves about making new friends as you quickly form unique bonds with each other and create friendships that can take you into your first year and beyond. Our trips will also give you the opportunity to get to know two or more upperclassmen who will provide insight on what to expect at Boston College. Wild Eagles will challenge you and help you gain confidence when you reflect on what you accomplished during your trip. Finally, and perhaps most obviously, you'll have a blast! Try something new or come to do something you love. Either way you are bound to have a fantastic time with us and form friendships and memories that you will never forget.
Backpacking: What better way to spark new friendships and immerse yourself in the backcountry than on a five day, four night backpacking trip in the gorgeous woods of the north-east? With everything you need to survive and thrive on your back, this exciting excursion is an opportunity to kick-start your time at Boston College alongside your Class of 2021 peers!
Multi Sport: If you want to experience new adventures each day leading up to college, this is the trip for you. Expand your horizons and lean more about yourself and your new peers as you hike, stand up paddleboard and rock climb your way through the scenic north east. Don’t hesitate to challenge yourself, that is what college is all about!
How do I sign up!?
Participants must sign up two weeks prior to the trip they plan to attend.
Refund requests must be submitted three weeks prior to the trip. All refunds will be subject to a 20% processing fee.
Trips are usually 5 days and 4 nights, weather permitting.
More information and a detailed Packing List will be posted soon!
Two or three BC upperclassmen who are certified Outdoor Adventure (OA) leaders will run the trips, making the adventures unique in that they are completely composed of Boston College students. During the school year, these are the students who run OA trips for BC Rec at Boston College.
The amount of participants on a trip varies between 6 to 8.
Participants will move into the dorms on Saturday, August 19 from 9 am - 12 pm before leaving for the Wild Eagles trip.
The Wild Eagles program will provide transportation to and from the trip locations. The pick-up location and drop-off location at the beginning and end of the trip will both be at the Boston College Main Campus.
Flynn Recreation Complex
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3817