Volunteering with First Year Trips!!
For three weeks before classes started, I volunteered with the First Year Trips Program, or “Trips” as we call it, as a member of Hanover Croo (HCroo). Essentially, Trips is an outdoor orientation program where incoming students are sent into the woods with 5-8 other first year students and two upperclassmen Trip Leaders to do activities like hiking, biking, canoeing and cabin camping. You can learn more about the Trips program here.
HCroo is responsible for entertaining students during their time and Hanover and making sure that they have everything they need to survive in the woods for 3 days. My main job on HCroo was managing the food room where I kept inventory and helped students with dietary restrictions.