Registration is now open for Outdoor Adventures trips and events, and this semester’s adventures are expected to fill up fast.
From caving in Virginia to whitewater kayaking on the Lower Green River, UNCG’s Outdoor Adventures program is offering a variety of affordable opportunities for students to experience the outdoors and make unforgettable memories with their fellow Spartans.
“I think our trips are so popular because students get a chance to experience something brand new,” said Alex Hauer, coordinator of Outdoor Adventures. “Participants get to meet new people and develop great relationships. Being outside with minimal cell phone reception really helps everyone connect.”
In addition to weekend and daylong trips, Outdoor Adventures will host two spring break trips in March: backpacking in Cumberland Island, Georgia, and sea kayaking in the Florida Everglades. In April, the program will offer a mindfulness hike in the Uwharrie National Forest. Registration for this new daylong trip will open on March 30.
Trip costs are reasonable and include transportation, instruction, equipment and meals. For example, a weekend backpacking adventure costs $60.
Outdoor Adventures trips and events are designed for all experience levels, including beginners, and are led by student and professional staff members. Faculty and staff are also eligible to participate in Outdoor Adventures events.
Housed in the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness, Outdoor Adventures serves the UNCG community through the adventure trips program, a rental center and the indoor climbing wall. To learn more, visit recwell.uncg.edu/oa. To view the full calendar of trips and to register, visit recwell.uncg.edu/oa/trips-and-events.
Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications
Photography courtesy of Outdoor Adventures staff