Hike Mount Mansfield. Ski Smugglers’ Notch. Ice climb. Rock climb. Kayak Lake Champlain—or the wild waters off of Scotland’s Isle of Skye. Learn to become a Wilderness First Responder. Lead your fellow students safely into the wild—and back again. That’s just the start of where you can go at Saint Michael’s. Our remarkable Wilderness Program takes advantage of our special location in northern Vermont, close to the beauty of the Green Mountains, the Adirondacks and the Presidential Ranges, and the lakes and rivers that punctuate our region.
The potential for outdoor adventure doesn’t stop when you head for class. Take a first-year seminar on the American Environmental Imagination, or “A River Runs Through It,” in which you’ll read about fly-fishing, and then do some fishing yourself. Or, try Adventure Filmmaking, an introduction to the art of filmmaking about the outdoors and the environment, taught in a unique collaboration between the Department of Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Art and the Wilderness Program. You can examine a wide range of important issues related to the environment and the outdoors through active engagement in wilderness pursuits and filmmaking.
Even if your taste for the outdoors is limited to enjoying spectacular mountain views, you’ll be satisfied at St. Mike’s.