Leadership Adventures Program

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The Leadership Adventures Program is a preLUsion program for incoming first-year students excited to get outside and explore the area of their new campus home, prior to attending Fall Orientation.   


This experience is uniquely designed to help you learn more about your leadership potential and strengths while having lots of outdoor fun!! You’ll have the opportunity to engage in activities, both indoor and outdoor, that are designed to help you transition into your new identity as a college student and learn more about how you work with others. As a group, we will also travel to the beautiful Blue Mountain Resort for an opportunity to be in nature and participate in white-water rafting, while getting the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Lehigh campus to make you feel at home in just three short days!

As a part of this three-day discovery:

  • Discover more about your leadership potential by participating in various team-building activities
  • Gain leadership skills through experiential learning activities at Lehigh and at off-campus destinations, such as the beautiful Blue Mountain Resort, located in Palmerton, PA 
  • Enjoy the fun-filled adventures of white-water rafting with your peers and upper-class students 
  • Most of all, get a chance to have fun and embrace your new college adventures!


*Please note that some activities may be physically demanding and tiring for some students. We would love for everyone to participate in all activities but encourage the challenge by choice model and prioritize the wellness of all students. 


Cost: $375      Capacity: 35-50


For more information contact Casey Gonzalez, Assistant Director for Leadership Education at cag422@lehigh.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there anything special students need to pack for Leadership Adventures?

The following are necessary/highly recommended for you to bring each day, though it is not an exhaustive list – you know yourself best and know what you need.

  • All necessary medications (especially inhalers/breathing treatments if needed!)

  • Clothes for the activities mentioned above, including a bathing suit or clothes you don’t mind getting wet for Whitewater Rafting Trip.

  • Swim/beach towel and change of dry clothes for rafting (believe me when I say you will get wet during rafting!)  

  • Closed-toe sneakers (for hiking and games)

  • Closed-toe sandals, water shoes, or old sneakers (for rafting)

Note: Sandals, flip flops, crocs or bare feet are not permitted on ropes courses or whitewater rafting.

What does the schedule look like?

Typically, our schedule looks like the following:

  • Monday: Community Building at Lehigh Campus

  • Tuesday: Team Building + High Ropes Course at Blue Mountain Resort

  • Wednesday: Whitewater Rafting at Pocono Whitewater Rafting

We will send confirmed participants a detailed schedule with times and locations by mid-July.

Will this be an overnight trip at an off-campus location?

This will not be an overnight trip at an off-campus location. We will travel to our off-campus locations on a bus and return to campus late afternoon on each day that requires traveling.

How do I become a PreLUsion leader for LAP? What are the requirements?

We are excited to hear that you would like to become a PreLUsion leader for LAP! Applications to be a 2024 PreLUsion leader for LAP opens up in the 2024 spring semester. Leaders must be an undergraduate student returning for the next academic year and participate in an all-day training in April or May. We will send an email to all participants once applications open!