How to Apply

TrailheadApplications for Trailhead 2018 are available! Click here to apply!

Applications are due June 3, 2018. If accepted into an academy, there is a $150 participation fee that includes lodging, food, and activities. 

Thanks for your interest in the Trailhead Academy!  Trailhead is the premier first year leadership development program sponsored by the Office of Leadership Development in the Department of Student Engagement & Leadership. We believe that Appalachian is your legacy and that the person you become while you're here will be Appalachian's legacy. Trailhead is a time to begin thinking about what your legacy will be.

Please note that Trailhead is an ON-CAMPUS summer leadership program.  While we will have some fun outdoor activities, the program is not focused around outdoor programs.  If you are interested in outdoor leadership check out the First Ascent website.

Need more proof? Check out this article that was written by a 2016 Trailhead alum in regards to her experience:

Want to get involved on campus? Check out the
Department of Student Engagement & Leadership
for opportunities!


Want to get involved at Appalachian?

Visit us in the Lee H. McCaskey Center, located at 244 Plemmons Student Union.

Contact Us

Rm. 244, Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-6252


Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Any questions about Trailhead Academy? 

Contact Kim Mitchell, Trailhead Program Director.