The Backcountry Odyssey is open to incoming first-year students at Davidson (including transfers). Register Now.
You will need to complete your registration and two forms online: the Travel Plans and the Personal Information and Gear Request.
Download the forms for your session below to learn more about the program, what to bring, the risks involved and forms to be completed and returned to the Backcountry Odyssey.
Check payable to Davidson College
Mail Payment to
Backcountry Odyssey Registration
Davidson, NC 28035-7182
* Financial Aid recipients are required to send a deposit of $100.
When we have received your payment and added you to a session we will send you a confirmation email that will include links to two more online forms. Information about the program, personal gear and clothing checklists, a medical screening form, a liability release, and a checklist is included in the Forms section above. Once you know what session you are in, feel free to download those forms.
If you cancel 23 days prior to the start of your session you will receive a full refund. We will issue a 50 percent refund for cancellations less than 23 days prior to the start of your session. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than nine days prior to the start of your session.
You must bring your own shoes and clothing. Davidson Outdoors can provide you with a sleeping bag, pad, and backpack if you cannot bring your own. We also provide canoeing, climbing, and mountain biking gear. A complete list of necessary equipment and clothing is included in the Forms section above.