Lead the Pack helps provide first-year UWSP students with a smooth transition into the college community. In a fun yet challenging environment, students develop leadership skills, form lasting relationships with peers, and learn about college life from current students. Lead the Pack activities are outdoor-based and engaging, leaving participants ready to meet the school year with new friends, and with confidence.
Staff at Lead the Pack are made up of a diverse group of college students who are eager to share their wisdom, mistakes, and experiences from UWSP and other universities. Lead the Pack participants partake in “real talk” question and answer sessions with their peer mentors, as well as informal time talking and bonding during the program. A former Lead the Pack participant noted that “every question that I had (about college) before coming to Lead the Pack was answered, and now that I am here I can honestly say that everything they said was right.”
Past Lead the Pack participants are actively involved in more than 20 clubs and organizations on campus, including: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Disc Golf Club, Historical Preservation Student Society, International Interior Design Student Association, National Honor Society of Leadership and Success, Newpoint News, Student Government Association, and Stevens Point Student Television.
Students will enroll in a one credit course to follow through on their three day summer adventure. This course covers topics on student involvement, residential life, student support opportunities, and healthy campus recreation.
To register for a Lead the Pack program, complete the registration form and return it with a $200 payment to:
Central Wisconsin Environmental Station
10186 County Road MM
Amherst Junction, WI 54407
Checks can be made out to the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station.
When you register for classes at summer orientation, make sure to also register for NRES 120: Orientation to Campus Life.