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What is the SOAR Program?

"Let your walks now be a little more adventurous"
Henry David Thoreau

The SOAR Program is Misericordia University’s Student Outdoor Adventure & Recreation Program.  SOAR uses the outdoors as a medium to foster growth and development of leadership skills both at individual and group levels. It provides students with opportunities to safely participate in value-based outdoor activities. SOAR works to instill an appreciation for nature and a willingness to gain experiences in unfamiliar territories.

SOAR offers a wide variety of activities that range from a quiet walk in the woods to an exciting day of rock climbing. The challenges faced in a supportive setting can serve as an escape from the stresses of student life or help to overcome fears and limitations. Its challenging activities can serve as metaphors for the difficulties faced by every college student. SOAR provides another opportunity for the College Community to gain a unique, educational experience in a wilderness setting. In these instances, students develop skills that can apply to any situation they may encounter in the future.

Special Pre-Orientation Opportunity!
SOAR, Misericordia’s outdoor program, also offers two 3-day adventures summer 2012 to incoming first year students to meet some fellow students and experience an outdoor adventure to start your college career!  For more information, simply click here, or in the left sidebar!  Don’t miss out, there is limited space, and it is a first-come, first serve sign-up!

For More Information, or to sign up for any of the numerous events, please contact:
Patrick McKamy, Coordinator of Student Activities
(570) 674 -6411
Or simply stop by the Student Activities Office.