Pre-Orientation Wilderness Adventure (POWA)

Pre-Orientation Wilderness Adventure

At the conclusion of each summer Franklin Pierce hosts first-year students for a multi-day backcountry adventure in the Monadnock Region and beyond. Incoming students can choose to go backpacking or kayaking. No experience is necessary to join, but participants should be ready for a physically demanding outing.

This trip is about having fun, getting to know your fellow student, challenging yourself and coming away with a positive experience. Participants get a great jumpstart on establishing peer groups and meeting new friends. The four days in the backcountry will be spent teaching new skills and familiarizing students to the local environment.


Doug Carty, Director

Raven Recreation(603) 899-4383

Office Hours

Mon - Fri:

8 am - 4:30 pm