Titan Traverse exists to develop capable student leaders by offering experiential learning opportunities and outdoor adventures while serving Westminster and the surrounding communities.
Titan Traverse is Westminster College's Adventure Education and Leadership Development program. An atmosphere of fun and play combined with a depth of learning about oneself and others in the context of a group fosters a unique environment known as Titan Traverse. Students, faculty, and administration from many diverse groups at Westminster College as well as participants from surrounding communities have experienced learning in a new light as a result of their involvement.
The Titan Traverse ropes course facility consists of activities such as low ropes and other initiative elements. Group members typically engage in a series of ice-breakers and games followed by trust building and problem-solving activities. Students may work together to scale a thirteen foot wall, pass through a giant spider's web, or negotiate cables and balance beams without falling off to move from one point to another. The Titan Traverse climbing wall is located in the Field House on campus. Our 30-foot high wall offers room for 5 climbers and climbing routes of various degrees of difficulty.
Titan Traverse also offers a variety of wilderness based adventure activities such as rock climbing, backpacking, caving, and canoeing in day, weekend or extended trips. A wilderness experience through Titan Traverse builds self-confidence, enhances belonging in a group, creates space for individual reflection and change, and allows for appropriate engagement with a variety of environments. Titan Traverse groups have ventured from Maine to California, Canada to Florida, even internationally from Mexico to Ecuador.
Learning takes place not only in the process of the activity but also in the debriefing of the process. Through guidance from Titan Traverse staff, participants are given time to reflect on and assess the many insights that may have come as a result of working together in the group.