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Mountward Bound: Pre-Orientation Trips

Jump start your Mount experience with Mountward Bound; specially designed trips just for the Class of 2019!


Mountward Bound Registration

2015 Trip Registration is closed

Online Registration for 2015 Mountward Bound trips will be open from June 1–July 15.
If you have questions regarding specific trips, please contact the office listed below.

Mountward Bound Trip Options



Urban Ops



Campus Ministry Encounter RetreatEncounter

Encounter is an engaging retreat providing an opportunity to get connected with Mount students and your soon-to-be classmates for fellowship, reflecting with your peers, sports, and free time. Led by upperclassman, Encounter provides the opportunity for preparing for the challenge of the transition from home to campus life, excelling in your studies, and living your faith.

Move In Date: August 17, 2015
Retreat Dates: August 18-20, 2015
Cost: $165
Contact: Email Campus Ministry or call (301) 447-5223

Exploration: CRUX canoe Trip imageExploration

Participants on Exploration will spend five days camping, climbing, canoeing, and more in the land surrounding the Mount! Discover new, fun activities, meet your classmates, and engage in discussions about your transition to college life. No prior experience is needed and all necessary gear is provided.

Move In Date: August 16, 2015
Trip Dates: August 17-20, 2015
Cost: $250
ContactEmail Outdoor Adventures or call (301) 447-7437

Urban OpsUrban Ops: Cityserve group - Mountward Bound

What can you build in one week? Urban Ops participants will explore the topics of service and justice in Baltimore City. Spend five days building and restoring homes with People's Homesteading Group of Baltimore, while meeting with community leaders committed to providing positive neighborhood support (and enjoying local Baltimore traditions like an Orioles game!). CORE Team leaders will guide you through your week and facilitate discussions & reflections, getting you ready to transition into the Mount.

Move In Date: August 16, 2015
Trip Dates: August 17-20, 2015
Cost: $250
Contact: Email Social Justice or call (301) 447-5274

ServeServe: Mountward Bound - students at soup kitchen

Guided by the Office of Social Justice CORE team, Serve participants will spend 5 days with local community organizations including housing assistance programs, human services, and food assistance programs. Each day, we'll have time to reflect and discuss how we can be agents of positive social change and work for equitable communities in our world. Discover where you can leave your mark with the Office of Social Justice Mountward Bound: Serve!

Move In Date: August 16, 2015
Trip Dates: August 17-20, 2015
Cost: $250
Contact: Email Social Justice or call (301) 447-5274

UnityUnity: Mountward Bound - student group

Participants in Unity will spend 5 days taking a journey to the many iconic and historical attractions that our region offers. Through experiential learning, students will dialogue about topics related to diversity and learn to appreciate the way our unique stories and experiences intersect and unite us. Participants will also establish connections to their fellow peers, student leaders, and campus administrators while becoming acclimated to campus life.

Move In Date: August 16, 2015
Trip Dates: August 16-20, 2015
Cost: $160
Contact: Email the Center for Student Diversity or call (301) 447-5474

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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