Staff

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.”

Former Participants

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.
 

Lead the Pack
*Now fulfills your 1-credit wellness requirement!*​ 

Lead the Pack is an outdoor-based orientation program for incoming college students that allows participants to meet new friends and learn about college life during an exciting 3-day adventure at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station.

Activities

Lead the Pack helps provide first-year UW-Stevens Point 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.

Credits

Lead the Pack includes a 1-credit course (NRES 120: Orientation to Campus Life) that fulfills your GEP Foundational Wellness requirement. To be eligible for the course, you must complete the three-day adventure program in August. As part of NRES 120, we will meet for six evening sessions scheduled for the first six Thursdays of the fall semester, September 3 - October 8. Topics covered will include the Seven Dimensions of Wellness, student involvement, residential life, student support resources and recreation. Be sure to plan this into your schedule when you register for fall classes.

Registration

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.
 

Testimonials

Click on the photos below to hear directly from the participants in their end of course videos!
       
"Because I met so many people through this program, I came into college with more of an open mindset, realizing that everyone will be in the same boat and want to meet other people as much as I do."
 
"This program has taught me the academic struggles of a college student, and how I can overcome them. I have learned that studying is a must and tutoring is very helpful. I’m glad I was prepared!"
 
"Participation in this event helped me not only by helping me make friends before I came to campus, but also showed me that everyone else was worried about making friends. At first I didn’t even want to go to this program, but afterwards I am so glad I did because it made me less nervous about my social life in college."
  
"This program taught me to be more outgoing, and the friends that were made were super easy to talk to during welcome week!"
 
"It helped me to be less judgmental, and it has shown me everyone is unique in their own way."