Thank you for your interest in Rolling Academy 2019! Please fill out and submit this application by 3:30 pm on Monday, March 25th. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Rachel Witmer with any questions or concerns about Rolling Academy or the application. Students can stop by the Mountain Alliance Classroom (2314) or email Rachel@MountainAlliance.org.
The Rolling Academy is a two week summer expedition with Mountain Alliance. Rolling Academy trips are a blend of activities including outdoor adventures, community service, cultural immersion, and environmental education. Students who are accepted to Rolling Academy will not know the group's activities until after the trip departs. Some examples of past Rolling Academy trips include backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, having lunch with senators in Washington, working on a Community Garden in Detroit, surfing lessons on the Jersey Shore, exploring a decommissioned missile silo, visiting a coal mine, spending the night in a coastal light house, and eating lobster in Maine.
Rolling Academy is a two week summer expedition, but it is also much more than that! It is a community and an experience that goes beyond the trip itself. If you are accepted as a member of Rolling Academy 2019, you will be expected to commit to dates both prior to the trip and after its return. Prior to the trip, participants will be expected to engage in group activities and fundraising efforts. After the conclusion of the trip, group members often come together for service projects or reunion trips. These dates will be provided upon acceptance to Rolling Academy. Rolling Academy members will be asked to sign a contract verifying your commitment to making your best effort to attend these dates.
Every year, we have more applicants than we have spaces on the trip. Applications will be reviewed by the Rolling Academy Committee and applicants will be invited for an in person interview. After interviews, selected applicants will be invited to participate in Rolling Academy 2019. We will also populate a waiting list in case selected applicants drop off.
Rolling Academy is free for students. Students will be responsible for gathering sponsorships and joining the team for fundraising events. All students are encouraged to apply!
Expected Dates for Rolling Academy 2019 are June 24th - July 7th. Subject to Change.