Utilizing Lawrence’s iconic North Woods campus on Lake Michigan, Björklunden, (pictured above) as a launchpad, Land and Sea Door County Groups would leave campus for Björklunden and Door County for three days and two nights 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.  All equipment will be provided.  Some ability to swim is required.  You’ll travel to some of 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 both outdoor pre-orientation groups.  A primary focus of the outdoor programs is to provide challenges that help you learn things about yourself that can be applied to your first year at Lawrence.

Land and Sea Door County will be limited to 12 first-year/transfer students, a six to one new student to peer mentor ratio and further divided into two groups of six with one peer mentor. Each group of six 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 can assist with personal gear as needed.


If you have any questions about Land and Sea Door County, please email gregory.l.griffin@lawrence.edu.