First Adventure

A first year student summer adventure

First Adventure

FIRST Adventure is a summer program sponsored by the First Year Program and Outdoor Adventure offices. They are dedicated to helping a small group of students get to know each other, the campus, and themselves prior to their college arrival. 

  • Students will have the opportunity to spend the night on campus, meet faculty and staff, while also strengthening their leadership skills by completing the Gallup's Strengths Finder.

  • Students will travel to Timberlake Ranch Camp where they will spend time getting to know fellow students through team building activities such as ropes courses, kayaking, camping and more.

  • Only one session is offered July 19-22, and is capped at 20 students.

  • Cost of the entire experience (including meals, travel, lodging, materials etc.) is $180 prior to June 30th, or $200 after June 30th. 

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Students attend First Adventure camp

Pictured: Kayla, Libby, Jenna and Sam.
Summer 2017.

"What I really enjoyed about the First Adventure was getting to meet an awesome group of incoming freshmen and right away establishing the common interest of being outdoors and taking on new experiences. I was glad to meet a group of people that enjoy the same stuff I do." - Addie Hansen, Lincoln NE

"First Adventure gave me the perfect opportunity to find out more about UNK and where I would be spending the next four years of my life at. It was crazy to see a group of strangers come together at this camp and now here we are, good friends at college, with always someone to talk to. Being able to meet people that I could connect with once I got to college is really the best way to get settled in and it has made my experience at UNK so much more enjoyable! It was truly an unforgettable experience and my friends remind me of that everyday!" - Jenna Beller, Lindsay NE

Need more information? Feel free to call Brette Ensz, Assistant Director of the First Year Program at 308-865-8291, or Jacob McCann, Coordinator of Campus Recreation at 308-865-8849.