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2009 KDR Wilderness Institute Dates are Announced


The Kappa Delta Rho Wilderness Institute will trek into the Colorado Rockies from May 30 to June 5, 2009. Join the Gamma class of the Kappa Delta Rho Wilderness Institute in Denver, Colorado this summer. To apply to be apart of this program you must be a fully initiated Brother of Kappa Delta Rho and submit your application for consideration to the National Office. You can download the application at .
The 2009 Kappa Delta Rho Wilderness Institute is the third year the program has been offered by the National Fraternity through generous donations to the Kappa Delta Rho Foundation. The program is designed to provide hands on leadership programming, substance free Brotherhood building activities, personal growth opportunities, and core values exploration for a selected group of student leaders within our organization.
Kappa Delta Rho will again partner with Innernature, an organization experienced in developing outdoor leadership programs, to facilitate this awesome educational experience. The program will be a 7-day backpacking trip in the Colorado Mountains. The Brothers participating will have daily programming in basic outdoor survival training. During the program Leadership skills will be discussed and refined through a variety of methods. 
Each day there will be two Brothers designated as team leaders. They will lead the group, make command decisions and, at the close of the day, receive feedback, both positive and negative, from the group on their leadership skills. All of the participants will have daily planned programming pertaining to the ritual and precepts of Kappa Delta Rho. The programming will link the values and ritual of KDR to participants daily lives. In addition each Brother will have the opportunity to participate in a solo experience spending one night alone in the wilderness.   
Each Brother participating will benefit from ongoing provocative conversations about the fraternity, college, their values, the concept of Brotherhood, and how all of these things unite in defining who they are as men and as leaders. They will be provided with concrete tools and ideas to use in their lives, and in their chapters. All participants will be physically and mentally challenged by the terrain, the weather, their peers, the conversations, and the experience in its entirety.