What is Bear Tracks?
BEAR TRACKS is an innovative program for first year students. It is intended to assist students in constructing a network of support that promotes self-confidence to assist students in building an identity in the Western New England University community while promoting confidence in the academic adventure. The program engages participants in one of two ways. Students can choose from the Outdoor Adventure Track or the Urban Plunge Track. Regardless of the track you choose, BEAR TRACKS creates a network of support before the beginning of classes at Western New England University, encouraging the confidence to succeed.
Outdoor Adventure Track
The Outdoor Adventure Track is a three day experience based at The Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA in the Berkshires. While there you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiences including canoeing, high ropes, and zip lining. Spend the day outdoors participating in these activities and stay in a cabin at night. And don't forget s'mores and stories around the campfire! This trip requires no prior experience.
Cost per student is $250 and includes meals and overnight accommodations.
Urban Plunge Track
Cost per student is $150 and includes meals and transportation.