Georgetown Outdoor Pre-Orientation Program: GOPOP

GOPOP offers an exciting way for new Georgetown students to bond with their incoming classmates. Traveling through the backcountry with a group of 6 -10 fellow students and trained Georgetown student guides, participants will have the chance to explore nature, practice their leadership skills, meet and overcome challenges, and reflect on their transition to college. 

We encourage you to look through these adventures and join Georgetown University Outdoor Education on a truly unforgettable trip.

Trip Dates: August 13th – 18th, 2023

  • Sunday August 13th – students arrive on campus, settle into residence halls.  Meet Outdoor Education guides @ 5pm for dinner and introductions.
  • Monday August 14th – trips begin/depart campus.
  • Friday August 18th – trips conclude in time for the start of NSO.

Virginia or West Virginia Backpacking – $400

  • Wilderness based (camping, no facilities)
  • 5 – 10 miles of hiking per day
  • No experience needed

Whitewater Paddling 101 – $600

  • Local DC paddling
  • Stay in residence halls
  • No experience needed – must be able to swim 

D.C. Adventure – $500

  • Local adventures
    • Hiking
    • Climbing
    • Paddling
  • Stay in residence halls
  • No experience needed

Want to get involved? Please visit the Pre-Orientation page for more details.

Have a question or want to be on the OE email list? please email:

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