Days 2-6: Writing Class & Hiking the Berkshires & Green Mountains Every weekday morning, our teacher, with the support of our two leaders, will guide us through the process of expository writing.
Together, we will review and learn stylistic and grammatical practices like word choice, paragraph structure and punctuation.
In the month before your trip, you should break-in your hiking boots (wear them a lot! Once on your trip, you'll find that enthusiasm and a positive attitude will help to make the trip a success for you... Pre-trip Training: Preparing for Class Overland classrooms are small, supportive and focused—you will spend four hours each weekday morning working with a master teacher and two Overland leaders.
You should arrive excited about writing and ready to work hard to improve your writing skills.
In the afternoons, we’ll explore hiking trails in the Berkshires and Vermont’s Green Mountains.
We’ll start small with short hikes to swimming holes and waterfalls, building to more challenging hikes up local mountains and ridges.
Days 7 & 8: Hike, Camp & Raft On the weekend, we’ll leave Williamstown and explore the local mountains.
We’ll test our hiking strength on a day hike and then celebrate with a rafting trip down the Deerfield River with professional guides.
As an individual writer, you will explore your voice and improve your skills.
The class meets in the morning (when everyone is fresh) and works hard for three hours—a significant, sustained engagement with the coursework.