The Long-Term Effects of a First-Year Student Wilderness Orientation Program

Academic Article


  • Positive changes were found 17 years after participants' experiences in a wilderness orientation program. Three themes representing the changes emerged from the data: (a) challenging assumptions of self and others, (b) strong effects of peer relationships, and (c) long-term positive effects of the orientation program during students' undergraduate education, as well as after graduation.
  • Authors

  • Gass, Michael
  • Garvey, Daniel E
  • Sugerman, Deborah A
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • July 2003
  • Published In

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 34
  • End Page

  • 40
  • Volume

  • 26
  • Issue

  • 1