Hometown: Newtown, PA
Favorite Part of AIL: Meeting tons of new people, and having an amazing experience before you start the transition into college.
Favorite Memory: Getting out of my comfort zone to climb to the top of the rock and having that sense of accomplishment.
Do not forget: A flashlight, and a welcoming personality.
Bio: I am a rising sophomore here at Elon, and plan to major in Finance with a Leadership and Sport and Event Management minor. I was born and raised in Eastern Pennsylvania and like to consider myself a "Philly" boy at times. Baseball is my favorite sport, I also swim, and love watching or playing just about any other sport there is. I was not the most adventurous person before Adventures in Leadership, but now I am addicted to adventure based activities after AIL. Adventures in Leadership was the best experience I had before coming to Elon, because it built amazing relationship with people I am still good friends with to this day and provided me with challenging activities. I could not have been more excited when I was asked to be coordinator of AIL this year. I know that, with the help of our participants, we can have an absolutely amazing experience on AIL.
Hometown: Scarborough, ME
Favorite part of AIL: Whitewater rafting
Favorite memory: Camping out on the New River
Do not forget: A raincoat, a positive attitude, and a willingness to take risks!
Bio: I am a rising sophomore at Elon and I'm majoring in Business Management with minors in Communications and Leadership. I am a big golfer and a huge baseball and football fan. I loved AIL last year because I got to know a lot of people who are now my good friends! Whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and the van rides are all really fun. I hope you guys are looking forward to the experience. It's a great way to start your first year at Elon!
Hometown: Bexley, OH.
Favorite part of AIL: Getting to know everyone in my group and white water rafting.
Favorite memory: Watching one of my group mates over come her fear of heights while rock climbing. White water rafting with my group!
Do not forget : Sunglasses and a flash light!
Bio: I'm currently undecided, but I am interested in majoring in Public Health and Psychology. I love the outdoors and being adventurous and I'm so excited to meet all of you incoming First Years. Adventures in Leadership is an amazing experience that helps you create long lasting friendships at Elon, while also getting to experience the great outdoors.
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL
Favorite part of AIL:The view from the hike, camping along the New River, and the friends I made!
Favorite AIL memory: Our raft guide falling out of the raft in the middle of a rapid, and successfully getting through it without her!
Do not forget : A sense of adventure and a towel!
Bio: I'm a rising sophomore here at Elon, born and raised in South Florida. I am currently undeclared, but leaning towards being a Biology major. Some of the things I love are traveling, going to the beach, camping, hiking, sports, and pretty much anything else outdoors. The trip last summer was one of the best experiences of my life, and I can't wait to be a part of it again! Be prepared to get outside your comfort zone, meet amazing people, and create memories that you'll never forget. Get ready to have the best trip of your summer!
Hometown: Springfield, VA
Favorite Part of AIL: White water rafting
Favorite AIL Memory: Camping out on the New River
Do Not Forget: A rain jacket and sunglasses
Bio: I am a rising sophomore and am majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Neuroscience. I love being outdoors and meeting new people! Hiking is one of my favorite things to do. On AIL, I met so many great people and made tons of amazing memories. I had the best time on AIL last summer and am so excited for the trip this year. It was truly and unforgettable experience. Get ready for the highlight of your summer!
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Favorite Part of AIL: The white water rafting
Favorite memory: Sitting around each night after a long day and getting to know everyone in the group so much better
Do not forget: A camera (waterproof if possible), so many memorable experiences happen you'll want to capture every single one of them as I did.
Bio: I am a rising sophomore majoring in Environmental and Ecological Science major with a minor in Leadership. I have a strong interest in outdoor leadership and education. I participated in Elon’s pilot Gap Semester program the fall semester of my freshman year in which I studied at NOLS, performed intensive community service, and studies in Costa Rica, and gained many life skills. In my spare time I enjoy scuba diving, swimming, white water rafting, rock climbing and all things outdoors. I am looking forward to helping incoming freshman learn and experience what it is like to be an engaged Phoenix.
Favorite part of AIL- Getting close with my group throughout the week was definitely the best. Each day we got a little bit closer and it was great to have such a close knit group of friends when I finally got to school.
Favorite memory of AIL- Singing and dancing in the car on the way back to Elon after an amazing week with my group.
Do Not Forget- A smile most definitely! and sunscreen
Bio- As of right now I am a strategic communications major with a minor in professional sales. I am an ice skater and a dancer! I love to travel and be outdoors. AIL was such a great experience and I'm looking forward to sharing this unbelievable experience with the incoming first year students!!
Hometown: Reading, PA
Do Not Forget: Socks! Wet socks are never fun and being in the woods in summer there is a good chance something will get wet.
Bio: I am currently undecided in my major, as I was coming in to college, but I believe I will be focusing in mathematics or possibly physics and philosophy. If everything works out my goal at Elon would be to create my own architecture major; a major that would incorporate my love for sciences (physics and environmental), engineering, nature and art as well as potentially economics, philosophy, potentially economics, and hopefully psychology. There are some professors I have heard about that are interested in working with students do do this and I will be trying to get in contact with to do so. I ran cross country senior year of high school and played lacrosse freshman through junior year. I participated in AIL prior to the start of the 2012-2013 school year.
Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ
Favorite Part of AIL: A combination of White Water Rafting, camping along New River and meeting all the amazing people that participated in the program!
Favorite AIL Memory: The van ride on the way up to New River, WV. It was so loud and dynamic with everyone’s real personalities starting to come out. It was a perfect way to start the trip!
Do Not Forget: Flashlight, sunglasses and sunscreen!
Bio: I am a rising sophomore here at Elon and I am currently undecided but leaning towards Exercise Science as my major and Economics as a minor. I love anything involving the outdoors. Swimming, hiking, rafting, rock climbing, scuba diving, you name it! I love a challenge and that’s the beauty of Adventures in Leadership, it’s a great opportunity to really engage yourself in something you never thought you would try. I’m really looking forward to meeting all of the new First Years and helping them transition into their life at Elon. My experience on AIL was one of a kind, and some of the friends I met on my trip are my best friends to this day! Get ready for a crazy fun and adventurous trip!