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Accepting BOLTer Applications

March 20, 2014

BOLT (Brown Outdoor Leadership Training) Fall 2013 applications are due Friday, April 18th at 11:59pm. First-year (rising sophomore), and new transfer/RUE students are encouraged to apply!

We have a Parents Info page located here to help some of the common questions.

 

Newsletter Release

February 12, 2014

We are excited to share our annual newsletter!

We are mailing it out in the third week of February to leader alums and parents of current BOLTers and Leaders. If you have a fun news, a new address or would like to receive your newsletter by email, please send us a note using our Alum updates webform.

Enjoy!

10th Annual BOLT Phone-a-thon

January 24, 2014

SAVE THE DATES (if your phone says Brown, it is BOLT calling during these times):

Sunday, January 26th from 6-10pm EST and Monday, January 27th from 6-10pm EST

Each year our phone-a-thon allows us to reach out to connect with our BOLT Family and Friends (our parents and alums). Current leaders, Shelley (our program director) and Dean Rose are allowed two nights to use Brown's calling center to hear about how our alums are doing, answer questions about the program and fundraise.

The gifts that we receive from these two nights of calling and the financial gifts that our family and friends send in response to our voicemails ensure that the program is within the reach of all students by providing scholarships for those with significant financial need. Our goal is to raise about $6,000 to benefit the BOLTer class this fall.

If we missed you by phone and you are looking for the details of how to donate to BOLT by using Brown's official secure gift page, please check out our gifts page offering additional information and instructions about how to direct your finanical gift to Brown to support BOLT.

Leader Applications

October 16, 2013

Part 1 - Contact Information - of BOLT Leader Applications are online! Members of the classes of 2016, 2015, and 2014.5 are encouraged to apply. The final deadline for Part 1 of the Leader Application is Friday, December 7th, 2013.

For more information click on our Leader or Apply Tab above.

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BOLT Manager Team - Fall 2013

June 5, 2013

We wanted to introduce ourselves as the new manager team for the 2013-2014 academic year! With the fall only just beginning, we can hardly wait until next semester when we’ll usher in a new leader class to the BOLT community. As of right now we are enjoying fall programs with BOLT such as an epic BOLT Wars, lessons in backcountry baking, our BOLT-wide talent show, and many more. Since we are all seniors, we are thrilled and honored to spend our last year at Brown leading and making an impact with BOLT.

26th Annual Fall Trip Slideshow

September 30, 2013

We are excited to share this year's slide show from our annual Fall Trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

 

Fall Preparations

August 5, 2013

Our summer managers are working hard to prepare the launch of our Fall Progam.

We'd like to offer some quick information or reminders, in case you are looking for them:

Dates Reminders:

- Aug 24 (Sat), 9-5pm: Pick up your keys at Res Life to move back in. Contact us if you need to arrive on the 23rd. Please arrive back no later than the 24th.

- Aug 25 (Sun), 12-7pm: *required Pre-Trip Meeting in Alumnae Hall
- Aug 26-30 (Mon-Fri): Fall Trip! *required Backpacking in the Whites!
- Aug 30 (Fri) 7-9pm: Post Trip Banquet, Multipurpose Room, Campus Center 
- Sep 1 (Sun) 10am-1pm: Gear Cleanup in Alumnae Hall 
- Sep 8 (Sun), 10-12noon: BOLT Wars. Pembroke Field.

Forms & Payments - (Med Forms, Waiver, Questionnaires) please send them to Hannah, one of our summer manager extrordinaires:

SAO/BOLT
Box 1930
Providence, RI 01912

New Transfer Applications

June 5, 2013

We are excited to announce that our Fall 2013 BOLTer application is available!

Please review our BOLTer pages to learn more about this opportunity.

Newly entering transfer/RUE students are encouraged to apply! Applications are considered on a rolling basis starting mid-June. Applications will close July 31st at 11:59pm.

We also have a Parents Info page located here to help some of the common questions.

Annual Reunion & Commencement Reception

April 19, 2013

All Brown Outdoor Leadership Training leaders, participants and families are invited to BOLT’s reunion and commencement gathering. We host this event annually for families of our graduates and to welcome back our alums.

Saturday, May 27th, 5 pm – 7 pm
Machado House, 87 Prospect Street

Refreshments.

We will be out back enjoying the Machado patio, weather permitting. Indoors otherwise.

Accepting BOLTer Applications

April 2, 2013

BOLT (Brown Outdoor Leadership Training) Fall 2013 applications are due Friday (of Spring Weekend), April 19th at 11:59pm. First-year (rising sophomore), and new transfer/RUE students are encouraged to apply!

We have a Parents Info page located here to help some of the common questions.

Leader Training has begun!

February 30, 2012

We welcomed in our 26th BOLT Leader Class. Welcome Leader Class of 2013!

Annual Phone-a-Thon

February 1, 2013

Each year, our program depends on funding from BOLT parents, alumni and friends to support our trips and fall programming events, to maintain the program’s need blind financial assistance, to maintain our ability to lend out equipment and to improve the quality of leader training.

Without your support, we would not be able to offer BOLT as an opportunity for students at Brown. This year's phone-a-thon provided $1800 in pledges and gifts with additional funding provided through donors sending in gifts through cards, emails and gifts on line. We cannot thank our families and friends enough for allowing us to pass the gift of BOLT on to each new BOLTer and Leader class.

For more information on how to support our fundraising efforts, please visit our donations page, which outlines information for providing a secure gift online or by mail through Brown's Advancement Office

- Your Friendly BOLT Managers (Mike, Lizzy, Armide, Rob, David & Zach)

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Part 1 of Leader Applications are Open!

October 26th, 2012

Part 1 - Contact Information - of BOLT Leader Applications are online! Members of the classes of 2015, 2014, and 2013.5 are encouraged to apply. The final deadline for Part 1 of the Leader Application is December 8th, 2012.

For more information click on our Leader Tab above.

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Slideshow - Fall Trip 2013

September 30, 2012

We are excited to share this year's slide show from our annual Fall Trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

 

 

Incoming Fall Transfer Apps

July 19th, 2012

BOLTer New Transfer Applications will close soon! New, Fall 2012 RUE and Transfer students are welcome to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning Friday, June 15th. The final deadline for Incoming Transfer Students to apply during our rolling apps process is July 31st, 2012.

For more information click on our BOLTer Tab above.

Summer Managers

June 11th, 2012

Armide Storey, Aaron Reyes and Natalie Jones will be our managers this summer. They will work with BOLTers, Leaders and Parents to prepare us for the launch of the new academic year. Armide's work will focus on helping BOLTers prepare for our annual Fall trip and helping to plan our fall calendar of events. Aaron Reyes is our guru of our group and loaner gear. Natalie Jones will work with both leader prep and with planning all our food. Please feel free to email us at bolt@brown.edu.

New BOLT Office in the Works

June 11th, 2012

Due to the Keeney Renovation Project (see article below), The BOLT Office has moved to the Campus Center room 034. This is next to the Kasper Multipurpose Room. (For our alums, this location is translated to Faunce House in the hallway area before the old mailroom.)

Keeney Renovation Project

June 8, 2012

Keeney Quad is closed for the summer for the first wave of renovations. The changes in residence halls within Keeney include paint, flooring, new lighting, two new elevators and three lounges on the top floors, new bathrooms and then mechanical things like replacing generators and such. Keeney will be ready for opening -although the lounge will be off-line for a little longer while finishing touches in the building are completed.

For BOLT, this means that Arnold Lounge is behind construction fencing this summer and has become construction central for the project. Our office is off-line. We will be able to use our long-time office and Arnold Lounge during this upcoming year as we transition to a new normal. (This space has been our home for training's and meetings.) Next summer, Arnold Lounge and the connected office spaces will be renovated to become a 24-hour study. It will no longer be available for group reservation.

Commencement & Reunion Events

May 22, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 5:00-6:30 pm
Senior Potluck and Fundraiser
Maddock Garden (Arnold Lounge, if rain)

Friday, May 25, 2012 from 9pm-1am
Campus Dance -- BOLT Table
near the Brown Bear Front of Salomon Center (#MA597)

Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 5-7pm
BOLT Reunion and Commencement Reception
Machado House at 87 Prospect Street

Managers Spring 2012 (Jeremy, Ellen, David, Katharine and Uni)

BOLTer New Transfer Applications Live!

March 12, 2012

BOLTer New Transfer Applications are available now! New, Fall 2012 RUE and Transfer students are welcome to apply.

Applications due July 31st, 2012. For more information click on our BOLTer Tab above.

Vogue

February 29. 2012

Check out the good looking BOLT Leaders of 2012, and Mentors, too.

Happy Thanksgiving from BOLT

November 21st, 2011

Thanks to all BOLT participants, leaders, mentors, and friends who made the Third Annual BOLT Thanksgiving a huge success! We collected donations for Amos House, filled the lovely Sayles Hall with merriment, and enjoyed live music from the Sayles Organ. A good time was had by all.

BOLT Leader Applications Live!

October 13th, 2011

BOLT Leader Applications are available now! Spring transfers and current sophomores, juniors, and senior .5ers are welcome to apply.

Part I is due Dec 8th, 2011. For more information click on our Leaders Tab above.

BOLT 2011 Slideshow

October 11, 2011

Smashing

April 3rd, 2011

Check out the good looking BOLT Leaders of 2011, and Mentors, too.

Former BOLT Managers Reunite in Colorado

March 30th, 2011



After having conquered the Northeast, Former BOLT Managers Ben Lowell '10, Barbara Petersen '10, Emilie Lygren '10, Jason Reeder '11, and Lee Richter '10 set out to claim the Southwest.

Videos from the Trail

January 18th, 2011

Thanks to Adam of Group A, we have our first ever feature film from a BOLT trip. Check out all that they were up to this last August in the Whites:

Manager Rescued

October 9th, 2010



After a solitary 48 hours in confinement, BOLT Manager Benjamin Winkler was rescued by Group G in an impressive feat of ingenuity last Friday. Though the competition was fierce, Group G, lead by Marissa Palmor and Reuben Henriques, succeeded at accruing the most points in the BOLT Scavenger Hunt. After the victory Henriques stood in disbelief, "I just can't believe we won!"