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Outing Club Trips

  • Whitewater Rafting
    Gauley River, West Virginia
    The 25 miles of free-flowing Gauley River passes through scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety of natural and cultural features.
  • Backpacking the Gila Wilderness, New Mexico
    Spring Break
    Experience what famous naturalist Aldo Leopold had in mind with this incredible outdoor adventure. You will hike over 35 miles in the Turkey Creek basin in the remote Gila Wilderness, America’s 1st Wilderness
  • Outer Banks Adventure
    Spring Break
    Think you like sea kayaking, beach combing or just looking at the dunes? What about adding a heaping meal of steamed spiced shrimp and some incredible hang gliding at Jockey's Ridge State Park?
  • Sea Kayaking
    February Break
    Glide quietly through a subtropical environment where fresh water meets salt. Vast rivers of sea grass and mangrove help support this environment, which is filled with alligators, manatee, roseate spoonbills, bald eagles, egrets, and so much more.
  • Scuba Certification
    Fall Reading Days and Spring Term
    Prepare yourself for an intensive classroom and pool learning experience as you enter the underwater world! This also includes a trip to the Outer Banks or Lake Rawlings, VA
  • Via Ferrata
    Fall and Spring Term
    'Via Ferrata' is Italian for 'Iron Way'. Access high places usually reserved for experienced technical rock climbers, providing exhilarating views and exposure.
  • Caving
    Fall and Winter Term
    The caves we visit can offer us up to 1-3 miles of passageway. Some of these trips are advanced trips due to the great amount of physical exertion required.