Lake Weekend Trip

8th Annual MS1 Lake Weekend Trip


No experience necessary! Just bring your questions, good spirits, and desire to meet new people.  (Plus you need a chance to enjoy a weekend at the lake one last time before summer's over!)

 Date: August 1-3, 2014 – Arrive by 1pm on Friday (activities start promptly at 1pm), return later on Sunday morning & rest up for orientation on Monday.  You may also just come for the day on Saturday.

For those planning to attend Friday - Sunday, it is required that you stay the whole time unless you have extenuating circumstances that have been communicated to the lake planners prior to event.

Please note that if you plan to attend Saturday only, it is required that you arrive by 10am and stay until the Bonfire activities.

Location: This year we will be staying on Lake Hyco at Drs. Craig & Amy Fowler's lake house - you can rough it if you want, or opt to sleep Hyco Lake Montageindoors in a bed... either way you'll definitely have a blast!  We'll be swimming, tubing, jet skiing, biking, hiking, bonfires, and pretty much anything else you want to do...Students who went last year still talk about all the fun times they had and the friendships and memories they made!

Cost: The price of the trip for Friday - Sunday is $75 for singles and $125 for married couples. The price for Saturday only is $50 for an individual student. Cost covers food, gas for the boat & waverunner, general trip expenses, etc. (If money is tight, we do have a few "grants" available on a case by case basis, so don't let the lack of $ keep you from coming--email us about your situation, and we'll see what we can do).

Overall, the camping trip is a great opportunity for you to meet other incoming MS1s, a group of friendly MS2s, and a few of our fantastic faculty!  It’s great to start orientation already knowing lots of great folks in your class.   Some of the camping gear will even be provided (although you're definitely encouraged to bring your own if you have camping gear). Space is limited and is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis!

To view the lake retreat video from last year "class of 2017" please click here.

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 Registration Now Open

Please complete the attached Waiver and return to Jeri Copeland at or mail to Jeri Copeland at UNC School of Medicine, 1001 Bondurant Hall, CB# 9535, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9535.

Carpooling options will be coordinated and communicated closer the the event.

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