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.

A Message from the Director

Doug Carty, Director of Raven Recreation, describes the POWA student experience, the program, and why it is an trip that you don't want to miss out on.

Explore the Outdoors

See how students took part in previous trips and how the POWA program encouraged them to discover the beautiful Monadnock Region

The backcountry experience is just the catalyst to get people connected. That's what it's all're going to meet your future best friend on this trip."

Doug Carty, Director

Doug Carty, Director

Raven RecreationOffice: (603) 899-4383 

Office Hours

Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.