TREK is an amazing 3-day backpacking experience that will take you to the South Cumberland plateau during the fall semester. TREK is open to all new students enrolled in Trevecca’s life, calling and purpose course, a required class for all new students (freshmen and transfers with less than 24 credit hours).

This invigorating trip gives students a hands-on application of curriculum taught in the life, calling and purpose course as they work as a team to prepare food, set up camp and hike through the wilderness. It's also a chance to get back to the basics—to eat, pray and live together.

Check out the video below for a snapshot of the backpacking experience!

To apply to participate in a TREK group for fall 2022, please email Kathy Gutierrez at

Note that because this trip includes a backpacking experience, the students who participate need to be able to physically endure the challenge. The trip will cover somewhere between 12-15 miles of trail within 3 days, while carrying a backpack that weighs 20-30 lbs. Trevecca will provide all of the necessary equipment. Cost of the trip is covered in a course fee applied directly to a student’s account.