As the Appalachian Mountains turned golden for the start of autumn, a group of Frostburg State University freshmen headed to Camp Allegheny to turn over a new leaf.
Working together to build egg launchers, navigate obstacle courses and build relationships at the bonfire, the new FSU students are taught how to lead while working with a team, thanks to the FSU Office of Leadership and Experiential Learning. FSU has been offering a form of this freshman leadership retreat since the 1980s.
The campground is off of U.S. 30 in Stoystown, Pa., which offers a secluded site where some of the 80 freshmen and dozen camp facilitators, including seniors and FSU faculty and staff, can get to know one another.
The trip solidified what Alexis Thomas learned about Frostburg State after ...