Odyssey Program

Make new friends and explore your questions about life at Davidson. Discover the depth and breadth of experiences, interests, and talents of your classmates. See for yourself the Davidson experience in action – through community, personal responsibility, and service.

To learn more about the different Backcountry or Service Odyssey programs, including registration and FAQs, or to find out about financial aid, please visit the site for the Odyssey program you are interested in attending.

BackcountryBackcountry Odyssey

The Backcountry Odyssey is an outdoor adventure of backpacking, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing, and service. Upperclass trip leaders teach basic skills to you and your new classmates - your "crew" - as you work together to build relationships and share significant and challenging experiences.

  • Session I: Tues., July 19-Sat., July 23 (activity specific) – $200
  • Session II: Sat., July 30-Wed., Aug. 3 (activity specific) – $200
  • Session III: Wed., Aug. 10-Wed., Aug. 17 – $325
  • Session III International/STRIDE: Wed., Aug. 10-Sun., Aug.14 – $200
    • Includes a new outdoor lite version

Service

Service OdysseyDesigned to build relationships among participants, increase social awareness, and challenge individuals to work constructively within a group. The Service Odyssey reflects and enriches Davidson's commitment to develop the spirit of service within each student.

  • Session I: Sun., July 10-Sat., July 16 – $200
  • Session II: Sun., July 24-Sat., July 30 – $200
  • Session III: Wed., Aug. 10-Wed., Aug. 17 – $200
  • Session III International/STRIDE: Wed., Aug. 10-Sun., Aug. 14 – $150