About the Program

What does being a BOLTer mean?

Being a BOLTer means participating in a schedule of fall activities with our program.  Our calendar of events begins with five day backpacking trip with other sophomores, new transfer and new Resumed Undergraduate Education (RUE) students. The group experience is facilitated by two or three junior or senior student leaders. Our annual fall trip is facilitated in the wilderness setting of the White Mountains National Forest in New Hampshire.  This experience, though short, can become a life changing one. BOLTers learn about themselves as leaders and is introduced to a community of friends that can last for years. You can learn more about the BOLT program on our About page, and more about your student’s experience on our BOLTers page which also includes a page for frequently asked questions and great info related to our Fall Trip called “A Day on the Trail” and a Forms and Packing List link that includes a copy of our medical history form, assumptions of risk and waiver form and gear list.

What does being a Leader mean?

Being a leader means undergoing rigorous training experience that has the potential to change the way they view the world, engage in groups, be leaders and simultaneously provide them a close group of lifelong friends. Many BOLT leaders credit their training with teaching them skills highly applicable to the real world, especially in regards to communication and group facilitation. BOLT Training can be emotionally intense at times and is quite rigorous as your student grows and learns. You can learn more about the BOLT program on our About page, and more about your student’s experience a a leader on either our BOLTer or our Leaders page. You may also find our page for “A Day on the Trail” interesting as well.

You can contact the BOLT managers with any questions at BOLT@brown.edu.