Class of 2001: ‘Explorientation’ at Pilgrim Pines

photography by Echelle Avelar and Laura Ambriz

Playfair gave students an opportunity to meet new people and have some fun before orientation. In this exercise, students were asked to get into birthday month groups. (Left to right) Freshman Aaliyah Muhammad, sophomore O.W.L. Tracey Owens, freshman Laura Herrera and senior O.W.L. Andrew Bills exchange birthdates. / photo by Echelle Avelar
Playfair gave students an opportunity to meet new people and have some fun before orientation. In this exercise, students were asked to get into birthday month groups. (Left to right) Freshman Aaliyah Muhammad, sophomore O.W.L. Tracey Owens, freshman Laura Herrera and senior O.W.L. Andrew Bills exchange birthdates. / photo by Echelle Avelar
 Lunch time at camp brings up many issues, like, "Where can I sit?" or, "Who should I sit with?" International students Tom Moese from Germany and Elisabeth Fuchs from France have the problem of finding a place to sit. A barbecue lunch was provided, as well dinner and breakfast the next day.
Lunch time at camp brings up many issues, like, “Where can I sit?” or, “Who should I sit with?” International students Tom Moese from Germany and Elisabeth Fuchs from France have the problem of finding a place to sit. A barbecue lunch was provided, as well dinner and breakfast the next day.
 After "People to People," which consisted of six dramatic portrayals composed of real issues that many be faced by students in college, University 100 groups were reunited to discuss the topics in more depth with O.W.L.'s, faculty and staff. Jerome Garcia and new choral director Alan Raines wait for their group to gather before beginning the discussion. Topics such as date rape and racism monopolized a great deal of the group's time.
After “People to People,” which consisted of six dramatic portrayals composed of real issues that many be faced by students in college, University 100 groups were reunited to discuss the topics in more depth with O.W.L.’s, faculty and staff. Jerome Garcia and new choral director Alan Raines wait for their group to gather before beginning the discussion. Topics such as date rape and racism monopolized a great deal of the group’s time.
 Continuing to strut his stuff is Dwight Hanawalt, the founder of Camp ULV. Hanawalt, an alumnus of La Verne, graduated in 1940 and still offers his folk and square dancing class during January term.
Continuing to strut his stuff is Dwight Hanawalt, the founder of Camp ULV. Hanawalt, an alumnus of La Verne, graduated in 1940 and still offers his folk and square dancing class during January term.
 After load up, the annual bus ride to Pilgrim Pines gives students a chance to sing traditional La Verne songs like "Oh Lord Melvin."
After load up, the annual bus ride to Pilgrim Pines gives students a chance to sing traditional La Verne songs like “Oh Lord Melvin.”
One of the hardest things to do while coping with a new school is learning all the new faces. Orientation Week Leader Brian Krug, sophomore, uses a sign to help these new students find their designated groups. Freshmen Nate Swift and Dan Miyashiro patiently wait for the bus to arrive.
One of the hardest things to do while coping with a new school is learning all the new faces. Orientation Week Leader Brian Krug, sophomore, uses a sign to help these new students find their designated groups. Freshmen Nate Swift and Dan Miyashiro patiently wait for the bus to arrive.
 One of the last steps before leaving camp to write a goal letter that the students will read during their senior retreat. Freshman John Halliday has the challenging task of writing all his career goals and perspective accomplishments at ULV for the next four years.
One of the last steps before leaving camp to write a goal letter that the students will read during their senior retreat. Freshman John Halliday has the challenging task of writing all his career goals and perspective accomplishments at ULV for the next four years.
 One of the favorite activities at camp is the chance to karaoke. The "Owlettes" let down their hair and showed the freshman how it's done by doing their rendition of the Go Go's' "We Got the Beat." New students, as well as faculty and staff, were welcomed to take the stage and show their talent.
One of the favorite activities at camp is the chance to karaoke. The “Owlettes” let down their hair and showed the freshman how it’s done by doing their rendition of the Go Go’s’ “We Got the Beat.” New students, as well as faculty and staff, were welcomed to take the stage and show their talent.
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