Before you begin your official Hollins adventure, have an outdoor adventure with HOP, the Hollins Outdoor Program.
Led by HOP director Jon Guy Owens and experienced Hollins students, the five-day wilderness orientation program will take you scaling the high ropes course at Camp Roanoke and canoeing down the James River. You’ll even get to run the rapids of Balcony Falls. You’ll also receive instruction in basic outdoor living skills.
Best of all, you’ll meet other students who just might turn out to be some of your best Hollins friends.
Interested? Act fast. Space is limited to the first 10 students who register and pay.
Any student interested in outdoor adventure, whether she’s a beginning or seasoned outdoorswoman
August 24-28, 2013
$250, which includes travel, food, and T-shirt
See packing list below. Hollins provides technical and camping gear.
Saturday, August 24: Check in
Sunday, August 25: Camp Roanoke
Monday, August 26: James River
Tuesday, August 27: Arcadia Island to Alpine
Wednesday, August 28: Alpine to Snowden
The Hollins Outdoor Program will provide all technical gear for the river and camping. If you have any of your own gear that you would like to use, please contact HOP director Jon Guy Owens: (540) 362-6456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clothing to bring for the river:
Clothing to bring for camp:
Items to bring for camp
Open the pdf of the brochure, fill out the registration form, and return it with payment to the address indicated. Registration deadline: July 10, 2013.
Jon Guy Owens has directed HOP since 2001. He was born and raised in the Great Smoky Mountains near Cherokee, North Carolina, and got his start in adventure recreation as a river guide on the Nantahala River in North Carolina, while earning his undergraduate degree in therapeutic recreation. He is certified as: instructor/trainer from the Wilderness Education Association; wilderness first responder; and single pitch instructor from the American Mountain Guiding Association. He lives on campus with his wife, Anna Copplestone ’06, and son, Henry.
|Devon Dovgan '16 is a sociology major and gender and women's studies minor. She is from Merritt Island, Florida. Before attending Hollins, she took took a gap-year and worked in an inner city school in Miami through City Year. She went on the wilderness orientation trip as a first-year student and subsequently joined the downriver racing team. She lives on HOP Hall and spends a lot of weekends outdoors with HOP.|
|Sam Hopkins '16 is from Ashland, Virginia and plans to major in international studies with a double minor in psychology and communications. A relative newcomer to the outdoors, her favorite outdoor activities so far are rock climbing and paddling. Sam is working toward furthering her leadership skills through the Batten Leadership Institute and as an aspiring trip leader for HOP. She is also a founding member of the Women of Hollins Outdoor Athletes club (WHOA) and races on the downriver racing team.|
Jon Guy Owens, Director
Hollins Outdoor Program