Dates & Times
  • Program Begins: Wednesday August 13th, 4:00 pm
  • Program Ends: Sunday August 17th, 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

Wednesday, August 13th
6:00pm - 9:00pm Tour de Incline: Check out the Village and everything it has to offer as we walk a loop around town. Also enjoy ice cream and a movie at the Incline Cinema.
Thursday, August 14th
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast: Patterson Hall
9:00am - 3:00pm Paddle Boarding Beach Clean Up: Help clean up the shallow parts of Lake Tahoe’s shore while paddle boarding. Lunch included.
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner: Patterson Hall
6:00pm - 9:00pm Sierra Cloud Catamaran Trip: Meet in Patterson Hall Lobby and bring a warm jacket!
Friday August 15th
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast: Patterson Hall
9:00am - 5:00pm Tahoe Tour & Beach Day at Emerald Bay: Join us for a full-day adventure as we make a complete loop around Lake Tahoe. Highlights include hiking to Vikingsholm Casstle and enjoying the beach at world-famous Emerald Bay. Lunch will be provided!
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner: Patterson Hall
6:00pm - 9:00pm Rock Climbing at High Altitude Fitness: Come check out our local climbing gym. Bring your shoes and harness if you have them, or borrow from the college.
Saturday, August 16th
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!
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 evening mile walk to our favorite local spot.
Sunday, August 17th
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast: Patterson Hall
9:00am - 5:00pm Chimney Beach Hike & Carson City Supply Trip: Join us for a morning hike to the beach followed by an afternoon of shopping for last minute dorm and school supplies. Lunch will be provided at In-N-Out Burger.
5:00pm - 6:00pm Pizza Party for Dinner: Patterson Hall

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