AESOP 2018

This page is meant to provide you with all the information you need to know about AESOP: Bates’ “Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program.” AESOP is a student-run organization that enables two excited upperclass student leaders to continue the welcome of first-year students to life at aesop_cg-600x450Bates throughout the course of a 4 day, 3 night trip. These trips include everything from hiking to meditation or community service and take place all over Maine and New Hampshire. Through stories and guidance, your AESOP leaders will help clarify expectations in the classroom and long-lasting campus traditions, all while cultivating valuable friendships before the year even begins. Feel free to roam around the site, look up what trips we have to offer, read their descriptions, learn about the history of AESOP, and see what we’re all about! You can find the perfect trip by following the link: “What Trip Should I Choose” and, when the time comes, you’ll be ready to sign up for your trip preferences.  All entering students will participate in an AESOP trip. Fall athletes will participate at the discretion of their coaches, so athletes should check with their respective coach to see if they are able to participate. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Please submit your payment for AESOP using the AESOP Payment Form

AESOP Schedule 2018

August 29th – Meet your leaders!

August 30th – All trips depart

September 2nd – All trips return


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In search of the perfectly roasted marshmallow #smoresmores #baesop #batescollege (Photo by AESOP Leader Becca Havian)

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