Bound for Business

Bound for Business

Join us for four days of fun in the great Maine outdoors.

Our 2022 Trip

This exciting experience is designed to build community and friendships the week before classes begin. It’s a great way to get to know your fellow classmates, build connections, meet some of your professors, and have fun in the great outdoors. Join us and get a true taste of Maine during our Bound For Business trip, led by Maine Bound, a University program that offers comprehensive outdoor experiences for students and community members of all skill levels. Sixty business school students will spend four days and three nights in beautiful western Maine.

Our base camp will be the University of Maine’s 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond. Students will have the opportunity to go hiking, swimming, canoeing, rock climbing, and more in small groups. Students and Maine Bound student leaders will participate in meaningful positive activities that will foster community, team building, and allow for reflection.

Space for this outdoor experience is limited, and reservations will be taken on a first-come basis. You do not need to have any experience to join. Students who sign up for Bound for Business will automatically be enrolled in the Adventure RLE course and be placed in the Business Living Learning Community in Somerset Hall.


Sample Itinerary
August 23: Day 1
10 am: All students will arrive at UMaine and drop off their stuff in their dorm room before hopping on a bus for Bryant Pond. After settling in to your cabin you will regroup for an activity before dinner.
August 24 & 25: Day 2 & 3
Students will participate in small group activities depending on their interest. Choices include hiking, canoeing, yoga, and other options. There will be time carved out for mini or solo activities and you will have the opportunity to visit with some of your MBS professors. 
August 26: Day 4
Morning activities will culminate in a 12 pm departure for UMaine. 

Cost to Participate
All business students who participate in the Bound for Business trip will be placed in a section of Intro to Business (MGT 101) that will have a focus on the outdoor industry. First-year Students pay no more for this enhanced experience than they would for any course with a similar number of credits, and some students will pay less.  To cover the costs of the bridge experience without raising the cost for you, you will see the following two items on your bill:
• A waiver worth one credit of tuition ($388 – $1493, depending on the type of student)
• A flat fee of $388 (regardless of the type of student)

Space for this outdoor experience is limited and reservations will be taken on a first come first served basis. You do not need to have any experience to join.

Hear from a few of our 2021 Bound for Business students on why they decided to participate…