Meet Canoe 1

A version of this post was written by Jonathan Chandra ’18, Carter Reynolds ’17 , Hannah Fleth ’19 and Rosalind Keeley ’19, and compiled by La Vida staff member Amber Hausman. It originally appeared on blog of the La Vida Center for… Read More

Bouldering by Blacklights

black light climb

Gordon’s own La Vida Rock Gym recently kept its doors open late and flipped the switch on some blacklights. For hours, the glow of white-clad students whizzed over climbing routes marked with neon tape that gave the appearance… Read More

From Gordon College to Ghana: Serving in the U.S. Peace Corps

This post, by Roland Griggs ’15, originally appeared on the La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership’s blog. This past October, I found myself stepping off a plane into a new world and a new stage of… Read More

Cheng Qian ’14: Fostering Social and Emotional Health Among Chinese Youth

Sparkifi

“Taking families out of their normal environment and away from social pressures helps build community and introspection. And being in nature contributes so much to their development.” Cheng Qian ’14 discusses her new organization that seeks to foster emotional health through outdoor learning.

What the Wilderness Taught Me

La Vida reflection

“Void of technology and being fully present, it is in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York that students find out how to experience true growth and empowerment through Jesus Christ.”