The Backcountry Odyssey is open to incoming first-year students at Davidson (including transfers). Register Now.
Once you submit your registration online, we will send links for the Travel Plans and the Personal Information and Gear Request forms particular to your trip.
Download the forms for your session below to learn more about the program and the timeline for forms to be completed and returned to the Backcountry Odyssey.
Once we have determined which session fits, we will bill your Davidson College account. Our plan is to post that bill on the first day of your session. By registering, you commit to pay that bill when it is posted. We will email you to remind you of the payment due as it approaches.
When we have received your online registration and added you to a session we will send you a confirmation email that will include links to two more online forms and information about your payment posting date and amount. 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 or more prior to the start of your session you will not be billed for the Backcountry Odyssey. We will bill you 50 percent of the session fee for cancellations from 22 to 9 days prior to the start of your session. We will bill you the full session fee for cancellations made less than 9 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 and pad if you cannot bring your own. We also provide backpacking, canoeing, climbing, and mountain biking gear. A complete list of necessary equipment and clothing is included in the Forms section above.