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ALP Information and Forms

How do I apply to the Adirondack Leadership Program?

  1. Submit an application online.
  2. After we have reviewed your application, we will contact you about acceptance into the ALP program. Confirmation of a spot in the ALP requires a $100 deposit.
  3. Once we have received your deposit, we will send out an acceptance packet with more information about preparing for the program.

How much does the trip cost?
The total trip cost is $700 (9-day trip) and that includes transportation from Gordon College to the La Vida base camp in Lake Clear, NY. Comparable wilderness expeditions, such as Outward Bound, cost over $1700. 

What is the cancellation policy?
Although we hope that a cancellation does not happen, we know that things come up and you may not be able to go on the trip. Because many of the costs for your expedition are paid for before your arrival, we have established the following cancellation policy:

  • The $100 deposit is non-refundable
  • Cancellations before May 1: all but $100 deposit refunded
  • Cancellations made between May 1–May 31: $375 refunded
  • Cancellations made on or after June 1: No refund

What is the ALP schedule?
Day 1           Registration at 8 a.m. at the A.J. Gordon Chapel Loop; ALP departure for La Vida Base Camp
Days 2-3      Team training at La Vida Base Camp; ropes course and rock climbing
Days 4-6      Canoe or backpacking expedition 
Day 7           Solo and reflection
Day 8           Expedition end and celebration at La Vida Base Camp
Day 9           Final challenge and drive to Gordon, Camper pickup at Gordon College (meet at 8 p.m.)