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Find Your Summer Here

"Hatter Treks" are short adventures designed exclusively for incoming first-year students. At Hatter Trek, you'll join a small group of incoming students, make friends that'll last a lifetime, and learn what it means to be a Hatter. Over the five-day trek you'll build mentoring relationships with faculty, set goals for your first year of college and learn about resources that'll be essential for your success as a college student. All of our treks require no previous experience, as you'll learn everything you need to know during the trip — all you need is a spirit of adventure. So come join us this summer and find yourself as part of the Stetson University community. It all begins at Hatter Trek!

Explore all THREE of our Hatter Treks and find the right experience for you. 

Register for the 2017 Hatter Treks

Choose Your Own Adventure

Outdoor Adventure - Chattooga River, North Carolina

Outdoor Adventure - Chattooga River, North Carolina

This adrenaline-pumping trek is a whitewater-rafting trip down the rapids of the Chattooga River in North Carolina. We'll go whitewater rafting, zip-lining through the forest and learn about the local culture. If you like traveling, enjoy the outdoors and are up for a new challenge, this is the Hatter Trek for you. The trip has limited openings, so hurry!

Date June 5-9, 2017

Cost: $450

All-Access Pass Orlando - Walt Disney World

All-Access Pass Orlando - Walt Disney World

This trek is your exclusive pass to Walt Disney World, not far from the Stetson University campus. During this exclusive Hatter Trek, we'll spend three days at Walt Disney World and visit Epcot, the Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. You'll also be immersed in a "Techniques of Teamwork Through Improvisation" session at Disney. If you want to get a sneak peak at Stetson University's surrounding area, learn some improv, build your leadership skills and spend time meeting fellow Hatters, join us on this Hatter Trek!

Date: June 12-16, 2017

Cost: $300


Snorkel and Serve - Florida Keys

Snorkel and Serve - Florida Keys

Join us for a fun and impactful trek to the beautiful Florida Keys. We'll spend our time enjoying the sun, swimming in crystal waters, snorkeling with local wildlife and volunteering in the local community. If you like making new friends, trying new things and making an impact on the lives of others, this is definitely the Hatter Trek for you.

Date: June 19-23, 2017

Cost: $450 


The cost of your Hatter Trek will vary depending on which one you choose. Regardless of what the price may be, it'll cover the cost of local transportation, lodging at Hatter Trek locations, all outdoor activities and supplies, some meals and a Hatter Trek t-shirt. A limited number of scholarships are available for these programs and can be applied for through the event registration form.

Space is Limited

Since space is limited, and registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to register by May 1,  2017

For more information, contact Lizzie Dement, Assistant Director of Leadership Development, at

Scholarships are available for those who qualify, apply for a scholarship through the Hatter Trek registration form.