Tahoe Orientation

Dates & Times

  • Program Begins: Wednesday August 12th, 4:00 pm
  • Program Ends: Sunday August 16th, after dinner.

Cost: $100

Covers: all activities, transportation, instruction, equipment and meals. BYO bathing suit and sunscreen!


Why Tahoe Orientation?

  • Explore the wide variety of activities available in your own (new) backyard, North Lake Tahoe.
  • Form new friendships and discuss your hopes and fears about college life.
  • Challenge yourself on high wire crossings and double trapezes.
  • Give back to your new home by participating in a fun local service opportunity.

Trip Leaders

Our trip leaders are a dedicated group of experienced student mentors who know Sierra Nevada College and Lake Tahoe. They take great pride in providing a meaningful experience for their participants and sharing their knowledge as current SNC students themselves. Through training in teambuilding, First Aid, and group dynamics, our leaders provide an enjoyable experience for the group.


Tahoe Orientation Schedule

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Wednesday, August 12th
6:00pm - 9:00pm Sierra Cloud Catamaran Sailing Trip on Tahoe: Meet in Patterson Lobby and bring a jacket!
Thursday, August 13th
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast: Patterson Hall
9:00am - 5:00pm Beach Day at Emerald Bay: Join us for a full-day adventure hiking to the Vikingsholm Castle and enjoying the beach at world famous Emerald Bay. Lunch will be provided.
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner: Patterson Hall
6:00pm - 9:00pm Open-Mic Night: Come express yourself and show us your talents in Patterson Hall! Singing, reading poetry, dancing, playing an instrament -- anything is welcome. If you're not a get-on-the stage type, there will be baked goods and warm drinks to keep you occupied while you watch.
Friday August 14th
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast: Patterson Hall
9:00am - 5:00pm Biking the Truckee River or Mt. Biking the Flume Trail: Depending upon your ability level, we will either take you on a mountain bike ride along the famous Flume Trail or bicycle along the scenic Truckee River from Tahoe City to Squaw Valley. Lunch provided.
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner: Patterson Hall
6:00pm - 9:00pm Sunset Walk to Hidden Beach: Come find out where all the students like to go to enjoy the lake on this leisurely 1-mile walk to our favorite local beach spot!
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Saturday, August 15th
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast: Patterson Hall
9:00am - 5:00pm Project Discovery Ropes Course: Come on out for a full day of team building and personal challenge on both low and high ropes course elements including zip lines, double trapezes and high wire crossings! Lunch will be provided.
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner: Patterson Hall
6:00pm - 9:00pm Movie Night at Incline Cinema: After a long day testing your courage, spend a relaxing evening at our local cinema! Meet in Patterson Lobby.
Sunday, August 16th
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast: Patterson Hall
9:00am - 5:00pm Spooner Hike & Carson City Shopping Supply Trip: Join us for a morning 2-mile loop hike around Spooner Lake followed by an afternoon of shopping for last minute dorm and school supplies. Lunch will be provided at In-N-Out!
5:00pm - 6:00pm Pizza Party for Dinner: Come share your stories of adventure from the past week with your classmates while enjoying pizza in Patterson Dinning Hall.

Note: the order of activities may vary depending on the number of participants.

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