Jumpstart your Lawrence journey with a land and sea adventure! Participate in outdoor programs that provide challenges to help you learn about yourself and connect with others.


About the Program

Land and Sea Door County program groups leave campus and get an early glimpse at Björklunden (LU's beautiful north campus) and Door County for three days of kayaking and cycling. Led by two student Outdoor Recreation Club mentors, new students will alternate between kayaking (in Lake Michigan and other waterways) and cycling (across Door County) on routes designed by a professional outdoor educator for all skill levels.

Each experience is different, and past experiences have included Door County’s most popular destinations, such as Cave Point County Park, Whitefish Dunes State Park, Egg Harbor, and Rowley’s Bay. Evenings will offer the opportunity to reflect on the days adventure, plan for tomorrow and learn from each other. Some activities will include members of other pre-orientation groups. 

Participant Cap | Equipment | Fee

Land and Sea Door County will have a limited number of first-year/transfer students. Participants are further divided into two smaller groups with one peer mentor per group. Each group will spend ½ of each day kayaking and the other ½ of the day cycling. The two groups will meet up for lunch to exchange equipment. 

All equipment will be provided and Lawrence’s Outdoor Recreation Club will assist with personal gear as needed. Some ability to swim is required.  The fee to participate is $125