Kalamazoo College’s optional LandSea program provides a bridge from high school to college, using challenges encountered in the wilderness to prepare students for the new physical and social environment of their first year on campus.
For nearly 40 years the LandSea program has been helping new students transition to life at college by providing an opportunity to connect with other incoming students and current students who serve as trip leaders. Students establish strong support groups, build awareness, esteem, confidence, responsibility, and self-reliance.
LandSea currently takes place in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, a massive 6 million acre state park sitting on the border of Vermont and comprising almost the entire northern half of the state of New York. With an area the size of Yellowstone, Glacier, Everglades, and Grand Canyon National Parks combined, the Adirondack's rugged wilderness areas provide the perfect backdrop for LandSea's unique blend of personal, leadership and outdoor skill development.