Before you begin your official Hollins educational adventure, you can have an outdoor adventure with the Hollins Outdoor Program (HOP).
The Wilderness Survival Camp is a five-day camping and outdoor adventure trip led by HOP Director Jon Guy Owens.
Any student with an interest in outdoor adventure who wants to learn wilderness survival skills.
Rock climbing, caving and white-water canoeing.
Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School in Catawba, Virginia. Mountain Shepherd is one of the finest wilderness survival schools in the U.S. Here you will gain the experience and develop a higher level of confidence to enjoy any wilderness environment. Dina Bennett from Mountain Shepherd will provide you with skills and knowledge necessary to cope in the wilderness while camping and hiking, or if you are confronted with a wilderness survival situation.
Includes meals, equipment, and travel from campus to Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School.
Thursday, June 26
Friday, June 27
Saturday, June 28
Sunday, June 29
Monday, June 30
Tuesday, July 1
Open the pdf of the brochure, fill out the registration form, and return it with payment to the address indicated. Registration deadline: June 5, 2014.
Jon Guy Owens has directed the Hollins Outdoor Program since 2001. He studied recreational therapy at Western Carolina University and obtained a graduate degree in environmental and experiential studies at Radford University. He holds certifications from the American Mountain Guiding Association and Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and is an instructor for the Wilderness Education Association and a Wilderness First Responder.
|Dina Bennett, vice president and instructor for Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School, began her career in the corporate world, where she trained and coached sales staffs. All of that changed in 2006 when she went to her first survival course, which sparked an appetite for new challenges and new adventures. Her greatest satisfaction comes from sharing that drive for adventure, self-confidence, and empowerment with others.|
|Mae Collins is a member of the Class of 2017. She is an environmental studies major with an international studies minor. She currently lives in Richmond, VA on her family's organic farm. This fall she will be serving as vice president of HOP (Hollins Outdoor Program) Hall, co-president of the Community Garden Club, a member of the Wilderness Adventure Club (WAC) as well as a member of the paddling team for the Women of Hollins Outdoor Athletics (WOAH). She will also be an orientation team leader this fall. She loves to knit, read, and be outdoors - especially in the garden here on campus!|
Jon Guy Owens, Director
Hollins Outdoor Program